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Posted by EmSmith on May 18, 2003 at 17:30:48:
In Reply to: How big a cage? posted by graffitiraptor on May 17, 2003 at 08:32:46:
:I have been told a beardy is a good fisrt lizard. I only have a 2ft by 1ft by 1ft viv spare now, would this be ok for a baby until i can get hold of a bigger one? i should have a bigger one in a few months.
From what I've read and experienced, it's a good idea to keep a young beardy in a 2ft viv to begin with. This allows them to catch their prey without too much difficulty and also makes sure that they can't come to any harm in too big an enclosure. When they get bigger (around the 6 to 8 month stage or bigger) it's best to keep them in a viv of at least 4ft, or bigger if you've got more than one adult beardy.
I'm not sure that they make good first-time reptilian pets, although they're certainly really well-natured on the whole. Mind you, as long as you buy a good book and read up well in advance there's no reason you can't keep a happy, healthy beardy.
Hope this helps.