My baby dragon I’m getting Thursday will have a smaller vivarium because she’s a baby, but in a months time I’m buying a bigger one for her. Will this be big enough for the rest of her life? http://www.petsathome.com/shop/oak-vivarium-36-x-18-x-18inch-by-monkfield-%28available-in-store-only%29-27987
That is too small for a fully grown Central. She’s gonna get real big real fast (fully grown they’re 2 ft long) and she will be very cramped in something that size. Recommended size for a fully grown dragon is at least 4ftx2x2. My dragon is currently in something 3ft by 1.5, but he’s just a little tyke still, so I’ll have to upgrade just like you :)
I wouldn’t recommend taking her with you in a car. She’ll already be suffering relocation stress, and for babies stress can be dangerous. However, if it’s non-negotiable, putting her in a box/container lined with towels and that has ventilation will reduce stress. Make sure she cannot get out, as I’ve heard of them escaping and running about the car. She should be fine for an hour without lights, they slow their bodies right down in cold temps, just like she’ll be doing overnight if it’s cold. Fingers crossed, she’ll sleep most of the way there. The darker it is, the more likely she is to sleep through it.
Oh, and I’d be cautious about sitting in the bath with her. All reptiles naturally carry salmonella, which is why you’re supposed to wash your hands like a maniac every time you hold them. Being in the bath with him is a good way to get yourself sick! Especially if she’s a bath pooper :/ I don’t even bathe my dragon in a bath. We have a special container that gets filled. That way when he poops we just throw the water out and it’s more hygienic for everyone involved.
http://www.beardeddragon.org/bjive/index.php has a great forum that you can learn a lot on. I’d recommend signing up. Even if you don’t go there to learn, it’s great to see other people’s beardies and hear their funny stories. There are people with a lot more knowledge than me! I’m on there all the time since I got my guy. Every day is a learning experience when you have reptiles!
This has become a very long post. Hopefully this has been helpful! You’re doing well :) I bet you’re excited for Thursday, huh?