12:48PM | 12/01/12
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Hello :) We are building a vivarium for our bearded dragon. We are very concerned with the possibility of using anything toxic. And with all the Bob Vila wannabes out there, there is SO much misinformation! The vivarium will require constant heating, and enclosure will have heat lamps, UVB bulb, and a Ceramic Heat Emitter fixture. So, all of that needs to be considered.

What is the safest wood, given the bearded dragon will be living inside of this enclosure?

What is the safest wood finish to use? We’d like to be able to steam clean the inside monthly. Is that a possibility?

What is the safest paint, should we decide to paint. Although I doubt we will :)

I’ve heard that liquid nails can be toxic. Are there any safe non-toxic glue adhesives that can be used? Or should we forgo any usage of glue?

How long should we wait to use the vivarium after constructing it (i.e.., wood finish fumes).

Thanks so much! We’re not carpenters, (and we’ve long since admired Mr. Vila’s skills and expertise - I'd so like to be able to build things even 1/2 as he does!!!)

Any additional advice is much appreciated!


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