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I hate to give up on anything and could take painful bites as long as it takes but I feel that this poor thing is really being stressed to the max. The last time I saw this type of desire to escape was when I was real young and caught a wild Rat. Man that thing would take my face apart if it wanted to. This little Liz crashes into the tank with a sound that HAS to hurt. Goes completely wild.
I will however give it more time. Do you think if I place the tank between two hamster tanks so he can get used to the comotion all night when the lights are out?
Thanks
Proctor
I will however give it more time. Do you think if I place the tankbetween two hamster tanks so he can get used to the comotion all night when the lights are out? Thanks Proctor

Do you have a hide or a piece of wood for him to hide under? If he's out in the open in his tank without somewhere to hide under it would be very stressful for him.
Many lizs like to watch the comings and goings in the room from the comfort of under a reptile-log. It makes them feel more secure. You could also try not trying to catch him or opening his cage except for feeding him for the next couple of days to allow him to get used to the tank. Then you could try handling him for a few days.

It's recommended with most lizards not trying to handle them for a few days to allow them to settle into their new homes.
I would but for the cost and the fact that I am fearful of my ignoranceand somehow my new friend ... $94.00 is a bit much for a startand something i know so little about. {I.m still thinking thought} Thanks P

What about a leopard gecko? Cheaper than a bearded dragon and also easy to care for. They're nocturnal so don't require a UVB light.

Also, if you want a bearded dragon you could try purchasing one from an online breeder. I've seen them for sale online for as little as $45.
That I will definately consider.
I have every possible accessory I could find. Even plans on building a Lizard mansion with cathedral ceilings and Vagus Waterfalls. I am serious..I can not wait to start...I have two hollow rocks to climb on or hide under but he insists on burrowing into a floor of wood chips that are barely deep enough. Either he is hidden or trying to jump out at the top or the glass walls. I have had him for a week so maybe more time is needed.

Proctor
Then please consider the Bearded Dragon that came running up to you like a puppy. They are the most social ... list, deservedly so. Just my .02 and probably not worth that but parroting a lot that I've read here.

I also like collards. SMall fragile animals, but very friendly and are arid animals so humidity won't be a problem. I may e getting another one...still trying to consder my 10gal. My collared, "shuki" died from an infection from a bite...my inexperience and my guilt are still haunting me..

Anyway, they are really sweet animals.
Trai
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I would but for the cost and the fact that I am fearful of my ignorance and somehow my new friend may pay the ultimate price.(I

Very reasonable of you. Research is the answer. There is a TON of information online!! You have us, a group of people dedicated to the hobby and able to answer specific questions on husbandry. Do a google search for "bearded dragon care sheet" and then search "bearded dragon latin name" and then search the latin name + care sheet. Study the results, print them out, discuss with boys, ask questions here.
Research is the only way you'll learn about these animals and gain the confidence to keep one!
fr0glet
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I will however give it more time. Do you think if I place the tank between two hamster tanks so he can get used to the comotion all night when the lights are out?

NO! He needs to sleep at night, and he needs privacy and places to hide.

His cage may be too small, resulting in the crashing into the sides.

fr0glet
Igs are just about the worst starter lizard in the world, io know as i

have

4, all rescued. 2 are evil, 2 sit on my shoulder when go out around town and lovepeople,

it

NEVER pick a Ig up from above, lost start, also feed it by hand, and make it go hungry for a few days until it takes it from your hand, then do that and nothing more for a few days, then while feeding it try and stroke it, or give it a high 5.
If its a Iglet it would also eat insects, mine loves large locusts.

I have 2 in a room, large 1.1 both happy to be stroked and taken outside and love attention, took a lot of work but rewarding, the other 2 are 1.0.1 Another nasty male that a few years ago had hi stomach sliced open by my other large male, he tolerates me but the Iglet hates me, it was one step from death until i admited drugs etc so guess now it remembers that. I jsut cant be arsed to tame it, happy and healthy in its own way.

I have scars and been whipped by a tail harder than ever had been by a woman and it hurts like hell.
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