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    Oh yeah, the walnut shell...How can they possibly think some rock hard indigestible thing is safer than sand or some other items?
    Lets feed them gravel, it's safe !!!
    It will fit through their digestive tracts and come out the other end with no problems hahah
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    I was stupid enough to fall for the pet shop speil and try a bag. Horrid stuff and I needed some paraffin oil to help my boy pass what he had licked, I put the rest of it in the chooks nesting boxes thinking it wouldn't go to waste but nope, they refused to use them until I took it back out. Buried in the front garden now (walnut not chooks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendalyn View Post
    I was stupid enough to fall for the pet shop speil and try a bag. Horrid stuff and I needed some paraffin oil to help my boy pass what he had licked, I put the rest of it in the chooks nesting boxes thinking it wouldn't go to waste but nope, they refused to use them until I took it back out. Buried in the front garden now (walnut not chooks).
    haha, glad the chooks survived
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    haha, glad the chooks survived
    Baha, they're like roaches. Survive a nuclear explosion I reckon.

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    You have learned a valuable lesson ,don't believe a single word from pet shops! They only want to separate you from your hard earned and most of the staff have no idea about proper care.
    For proper advice find a good quality breeder, talk to people here or if you're desperate listen to people on crackbook, haha. But whatever you do don't believe anything the yanks tell you, they still think beardies come from the jungle.
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    Some of the older members may remember this thread...

    http://www.australianbeardies.net/fo...ight=substrate

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    Yes, learned that one the hard way. I went to that particular store because someone at work with beardies recommended them. I don't know if I went on a bad day, got a new employee or what the go was but haven't been back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    Some of the older members may remember this thread...

    http://www.australianbeardies.net/fo...ight=substrate
    Thanks for bringing that up again Wally, I had forgotten it
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    hi i am new what do you recommend the substrate from pet shops or Bunnings which is better
    thank you 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob70 View Post
    hi i am new what do you recommend the substrate from pet shops or Bunnings which is better
    thank you ��
    Hi Rob and welcome to the forum. You have a choice of paying $20+ for a 5kg bag of red sand or $7 for a 20 kg bag of white sand, the choice is yours.
    A lot of us use the washed play sand from bunnings because it is cheaper but I also use the red sand in some of my enclosures because it suits the dragons in there. BUT you have to be careful that you buy the course type, the very fine red sand sets hard so if your dragon eats some and then has a drink then impaction is possible.
    The down side of both types is that red sand will stain your dragon red and white sand will dull your dragon down. My yellow beardy looks red and my colourful leatherback looks pale. They both look good when sprayed with water so it's only a temp thing but it is there.
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