It is important to know the right ways to clean and care for all parts of your bearded dragons tank. This includes their substrate. One of the most popular bearded dragon substrates at this time is reptile carpets. This might cost a little bit more but is worth it for the health of your bearded dragons.
These are not lizard pets. So you have to be extra careful when cleaning and treating them as such. Their coats tend to be a bit oily. If you have children, you need to be extra careful with their hands. And you don’t want them picking up some of that lizard scent on your hands from the substrate when you are cleaning it.
Reptile carpets come in a variety of styles. You will probably find that they have several different grades of fiber. The higher the grade of fiber, the finer the filtration. Also you will need to pick a style that fits the size of your beardie.
The first thing you should do when you get your substrate is vacuum it. If there are any dirt particles stuck to it, get them out of there. Then make sure you dry it off completely. Don’t try and use water to dry it off. Your beard might end up getting burned.
Make sure the Reptile Carpet is totally dry before putting anything else on it. Use a towel to wipe down any edges or other parts you can see that you might accidentally puncture. Also you can try using a solution of ammonia with a little bleach. Be gentle however, because these two chemicals can cause damage to your substrate and can cause a chemical reaction.
Reptile carpeting is also great at absorbing moisture from water. This can keep your beardie very dry. Be careful though, if you spill something on it. If you do, don’t soak it!
The next step is to put down Reptile Carpet with your substrate. Use a moist cloth and let it absorb it thoroughly. Be careful because this can cause damage to the substrate, but is not usually too bad. If you find it needs some additional protection, you can use a piece of paper towel to cover any area that has to be covered.
When you are done, you should check the Reptile Carpet for any spots or tears. If you find any, you will need to replace it. But the replacement might be slightly more expensive. If you spot any of these areas on the Reptile Carpet, be sure to take care of it right away. This is part of the responsibility of keeping your bearded dragons happy and healthy.
After you are sure the Reptile Carpet is totally dry, you can start laying your bearded dragon substrate. The most common substrate used is gravel. However you don’t need it to be. You can get your bearded dragons substrate in many different styles and colors.
If you have access to some big rocks or large rocks, that would work too. If you don’t, just any old rock will work. Be sure and use a substrate that is easy for your bearded dragon to eat. If you do use a substrate, then use it to cover the entire area where you want the bearded dragon substrate. to be.
Substrates are available in many sizes and shapes. Be sure to find one that is the right size for your bearded dragon. There is no point in buying substrate for your beardie if they can’t fit into it. Be aware though that your bearded dragon’s diet will change depending on what substrate you buy them.
Substrates can also come in a variety of colors. The most popular are red, blue, green, gold, brown and black. These are popular because they look good. They can also be made in different textures such as rubber or velvet. Make sure you know what kind of substrate you are getting your bearded dragons.