Building an ULTIMATE DESERT ENCLOSURE - Bearded Dragon enclosure


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  • Curtis Powers
    Curtis Powers5 dni temu

    Love the new bearded enclosure. You gave me some ideas I'm gonna do a 4x2x2 enclosure I was gonna do tile on the bottom but I like the look of that clay. How's the poo 💩 clean up?

  • Angie Thompson
    Angie Thompson8 dni temu

    I am so happy he is okay, watching his video when he was sick killed me and I actually cried, my Drogan she was A rescue from a bad situation (she is in my photo with me) she died last year and she went through the same, I couldn't get her to a vet fast enough because it was late at night and she died after about an hour of the seizing, the same happened with my Spiro also late at night, (another rescue with MBD) Spiro was a hospice case abused by a previous owner😩 and he was expected to die rather quickly, I just had to keep him comfy until he left us.. but he seemed to get better and I got my hopes up, thinking Maybe I saved him.. I did not.. also I believe the plant you didn't have a name for is a Haworthia, or could be another form of aloe the 2 are very similar but the Haworthia has more of a zebra strip as the Aloe of this shape has more straight lines, but I couldn't see it well enough to ID it properly.

  • Lapis Angsty Lazuli
    Lapis Angsty Lazuli13 dni temu

    I saw this trick on a video from Animal1 Guy to make your beardie eat and enjoy his veggies, put some bee pollen on them! Just wet the leaves and sprinkle bee pollen on top, and apparently they love it! Because it smells and tastes like bugs

  • Cassie Espinosa
    Cassie Espinosa23 dni temu

    @16:17 He is beauty, he is grace, he is fall on face....

  • Mr 333
    Mr 33323 dni temu

    Best room I've ever seen.

  • dna design
    dna design25 dni temu

    I heard that to prevent the cracks, after adding water, you must mix it more and longer.

  • BuD MaN
    BuD MaN25 dni temu

    Wouldn't say ultimate its pretty basic as far as builds go. You didn't make anything just brought stuff

  • jere kustera
    jere kustera26 dni temu

    the world of warcraft music got me hyped! also i thought i had it open in the backround :D

  • Brian-the-badger gaming
    Brian-the-badger gaming26 dni temu

    Petko did you not use the despecito sticker that my daughter gave you at the last bts expo? She was hoping to see it on his new enclosure

  • Stories by Irish
    Stories by Irish27 dni temu

    My beardies are coming out of their brumation as of yesterday. We did a "spring cleaning" on their tanks when I saw they were awake. One of them is shedding, too. I am curious though and maybe you can make a video about it, but what all do you feed Despacito other than varying between roaches and veggies? I've never seen anyone feed them tomatoes. I feed mine kale, collard greens, blueberries, and strawberries along with dubia roaches or superworms (depends on which one we can get easily at the time). Horned worms we give them during Halloween through Christmas as "treats." In the Spring, we harvest dandelions (just the heads) and wash them before giving them to the dragons. They love it, too. Not too many though, usually once or twice a day we give them one or 2 dandelion heads. I love the idea of using excavator clay! Right now, we use rubber mats - same kind people use to line utensil drawers - because it's an easy wipe down to spot clean or just replace them when needed. The exotic vet we take them to once a year (before brumation to make sure they're good) suggested it since repti-carpet highly discouraged. Also, just out of curiosity, why do you not have a water dish in Despacito's enclosure? Our vet drew us a simplistic set up design... one side warm for basking, opposite side kept cool/room temp, and in the middle a large water dish, big enough so they can drink and even soak in. I love seeing different types of bearded dragon enclosures 🥰

  • Blechfaust
    Blechfaust27 dni temu

    Dude! What’s that track you used at the start of the video? 😮 Before the intro?

    MIKE ZEE27 dni temu

    Do you put the DHP with a thermostat or just the light itself & also what wattage is it thank you !

  • Andru Svoboda
    Andru Svoboda27 dni temu

    Comment something.

  • PhateScreams
    PhateScreams27 dni temu

    Those plants both look like succulents (definitely the aloe vera). You can basically abuse them and they'll still thrive. As long as you don't water them too often and leave them in a super humid area

  • Jacob 13 Emerald
    Jacob 13 Emerald28 dni temu

    I love that you're apologizing all the time yet you still provide the most excellent content by far

  • Anna Kim
    Anna Kim28 dni temu

    I heard bee pollen sprinkled on stuff can get bearded dragons eating greens and veggies

  • Kicksleddogs Call of the wild
    Kicksleddogs Call of the wild28 dni temu

    One heck of a bearded dragon enclosure! I thought I built an awesome one then I see this video.

  • Awai
    Awai29 dni temu

    Also petko! I recently found out that bee pollen is a great way to get your dragon to eat their greens! You just sprinkle a bit on and they will eat it as if it's a roach!

  • Awai
    Awai29 dni temu

    Petko: *makes amazing enclosure and proceeds to show it off with cool music in the background. Enclosure glass: "Am I a joke to you?"

  • ReflexivoArco
    ReflexivoArco29 dni temu

    God, YT unsubscribed me, and I was worrying why You don't upload anything D:

  • Gongylophis
    Gongylophis29 dni temu

    Why Not Using Hqi lamps and Not this heat lamp garbage. You still do Not know a shit about keeping bearded Dragons. Poor Animal.

  • Brian Timbre
    Brian Timbre29 dni temu

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever beliveth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

  • Babygirltashx
    Babygirltashx29 dni temu

    Try giving despacito some spinach

  • Mr. Path
    Mr. Path29 dni temu

    I wouldn't feed him tomatoes. A vet once told me they can't digest them properly and the enzymes aren't that good for them + they're too acidic. It could be that he poops calcium rocks from it. All the best to you, beautiful enclosure :)

  • Moo's loco Land
    Moo's loco Land29 dni temu

    I love it that espacito looks like he's pouting or blowing kisses lol. Always makes my day.

  • Lucy Richards
    Lucy Richards29 dni temu

    You should try and get hold of be pollen and add it to his veggies you should find that he eats more then :) you just wet the veggies abut then sprinkle it on :) they love it xx

  • NinjaCrysiS
    NinjaCrysiSMiesiąc temu

    Hii. I just bought a g.pulchripes sling(1 inch). Is it compulsory to provide it with a hide? Some help would be great. Thanks!

  • Captain BellyButton
    Captain BellyButtonMiesiąc temu

    try giving the dragon shredded butternut squash if he doesn't like to eat veggies that's how I started getting my rescues to eat veggies and also I'm not positive but I don't think tomatoes are good for dragons due to the acidity

  • kropka
    kropkaMiesiąc temu

    @13:28 Missing Orgrimar banners in the enclosure ;)

  • Suzanne Bauer
    Suzanne BauerMiesiąc temu

    OMG this looks like so much fun!

  • Ben S
    Ben SMiesiąc temu

    He will love collard greens 🥬 and also blueberries rolling around catches their attention

  • Sean Rallis
    Sean RallisMiesiąc temu

    At least we know Petko has a lot of balls.

  • Linda Grant
    Linda GrantMiesiąc temu


  • FatJordie
    FatJordieMiesiąc temu

    Why a green tree monitor, why not a blue tree monitor??

  • Carl Heinle
    Carl HeinleMiesiąc temu


  • Karen Stephens
    Karen StephensMiesiąc temu

    Are roaches like “junk food” for bearded dragons?

  • Karen Stephens
    Karen StephensMiesiąc temu

    It all looks great!! Love seeing that wedding ring on your left hand, BTW. Mrs. Petko married one industrious guy.

  • Daniel Pettersson
    Daniel PetterssonMiesiąc temu

    Maby have the green tremonitor on the top and despacito on the bottom couse they live on the ground and monitors in the 🌳

  • Lisande Puredream
    Lisande PuredreamMiesiąc temu

    It's normal for succulents to not do well with uv light alone, so it might be your succulents are not getting enough direct sunglight or are getting light at the wrong time of the day. You might also either over-water or underwater them, succulents need water only once every 2 weeks and when you water them it should be in a huge quantity ( like how in the desert it rains rarely but when it does it pours). I don't know much about aloe vera care but the other one is a species of hawortia and I do have a haworthia of my own, and while they are plants that can live their whole life inside they still need a ton of natural sunlight

  • Jenny VanderPas
    Jenny VanderPasMiesiąc temu

    Despacito is adorable but Felix is still my favorite! Also, I hope he saw he dropped a clay ball in the enclosure.

  • Dolphins Girl
    Dolphins GirlMiesiąc temu

  • Watermelon Tim Tom
    Watermelon Tim TomMiesiąc temu

    I keep my adult in a 20 gallon tank

  • SixStar 206
    SixStar 206Miesiąc temu

    Way cool setup, very nice! If Despacito hasn't peed and pooped by now please consider giving him a warm bath. Usually the first thing a reptile needs after they wake up from brumation is potty time. Same as you and me getting up first thing in the morning, but a whole lot more intense. I do not mean this advice as a way to say you aren't already doing a great job taking care of Despacito. He, like all your animals, is clearly being given ample love and attention as well as top-notch care. Great job, keep up the good work with your excellent videos! Best wishes from Seattle, Washington State, USA.

    FAUSTINE TVMiesiąc temu

    Can I Make a Mug using your logo for my personal Collection?

  • Shannon Phillips
    Shannon PhillipsMiesiąc temu

    Australia is a very dry country so all the cracks look good ......I’m from Australia

  • Elizabeth Neuberger
    Elizabeth NeubergerMiesiąc temu

    If you can get them, they love to eat cactus pads. You can add prickly pear cactus to the enclosure and they will devour them.

  • DaMotoBro
    DaMotoBroMiesiąc temu

    My bearded dragon was picky about veggies too. He liked turnip greens and spinach but hated everything else

  • Ricos Reptile Room
    Ricos Reptile RoomMiesiąc temu

    Observing beardies in the wild.. You learn their diet actually stays about 50- 70% insects their entire lives. The 20-80 heavy veggie diet is to promote "healthier" dragons but in all honesty they get huge in the wild and continue to eat atleast a 50/50 diet their entire lives.. So when they don't wana eat the veggies its ok

  • Shelley Newchuk
    Shelley NewchukMiesiąc temu

    I'm been following animal guy 1. And he puts b pollen powder on his vegetables,for his lizards.. and they love it. And will eat any kind of fruit, vegetable when b pollon is on them.. he rescues lizards,and some of them never have eaten any fruit or vegetables and now love them with the b pollen.. please try...

  • MrHavadollar
    MrHavadollarMiesiąc temu

    You could probably, at this point, forego the glass on Desposito's enclosure. Lol. I don't think he has a way down and he's smart enough not to jump 5 feet to the floor. lol

  • Wanda Steeves
    Wanda SteevesMiesiąc temu

    He’s so fat! Yessssss looks great after such scare.. ❤️👉🏻🇨🇦

  • Christina Johnson
    Christina JohnsonMiesiąc temu

    I love Despacito and Felix!! Great enclosure!

  • Aspien Girl
    Aspien GirlMiesiąc temu

    The enclosure looks amazing! I'm sure Despacito (sorry if I spelled his name wrong) will love it. 🤓

  • Ezio Sergente
    Ezio SergenteMiesiąc temu


  • Zenno Zangetsu
    Zenno ZangetsuMiesiąc temu

    World of warcraft music?

  • Kenny Bagahansol
    Kenny BagahansolMiesiąc temu

    What is your opinion about impaction issue?

  • Patty Mullin
    Patty MullinMiesiąc temu

    Wow - nice new digs for a lucky beardie. He needs a little welcome mat in front of his sliding glass door.

  • The NightScythe
    The NightScytheMiesiąc temu

    Glad to see your buddy is doing well!! Might need a couple more "ramps" to get up to the top log though. Aloe Vera does take a little maintenance, as they grow and dry, you want to clip the tips of the aloe so it isn't too sharp at the tips

  • Alejandra Mackliz
    Alejandra MacklizMiesiąc temu

    Love Despacito 💗

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    MattyZ28 KBR RacingMiesiąc temu


  • Seth Cassiel
    Seth CassielMiesiąc temu

    I like the looks of the plants

  • terrell turner
    terrell turnerMiesiąc temu

    I need a enclosure like this 4 my bearded dragon need a custom enclosure

  • TheWarden 153
    TheWarden 153Miesiąc temu

    if you want to give him some healthy stuff i recommend blueberry which they cant have all the time and also okra. they can also eat some peppers like green peppers but gotta make sure they're cut up a bit. same with yellow and red peppers.

  • KILLAZ0128
    KILLAZ0128Miesiąc temu

    You could put a snake in the space below him or some crested geckos

  • True Aussie Ray
    True Aussie RayMiesiąc temu

    Well from the other side of the world my bearded dragon is still fully awake and running around with absolutely no signs of Breemate yet..

  • Johan Källström
    Johan KällströmMiesiąc temu

    Be careful feeding your bearded Dragon tomatoes. It has a lot of oxalic in it. And that makes it harder for your bearded Dragon to absorb calcium. I wouldn't recommend giving it at all. There are other veggies that are a lot better to give. :)

  • Dez Rivera
    Dez RiveraMiesiąc temu

    Crazy big and crazy cool enclosure! Despacito is going to loooooove!!!!

  • Aphilia Rachno
    Aphilia RachnoMiesiąc temu

    A super enclosure, very well done! I am happy that Despa seem to have recovered well after the issues he had. Cute fella.

    PBJ AND A HIGHFIVEMiesiąc temu

    Felix is so damn cute.

  • aka Fxde
    aka FxdeMiesiąc temu

    OMG that clay really looks like the desert floor.

  • Charlene Younger
    Charlene YoungerMiesiąc temu

    I am a day late but I am enjoying watching the new final Dark Den evolve it's a lovely space and the Viv's are top notch , I look forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the space .

  • ScottZilla
    ScottZillaMiesiąc temu

    @The Dark Den the smooth surface you had before doing all of this was really ideal in regards to keeping bacteria down from feces etc. With this clay it is going to absorb it all and you will have to CONSTANTLY/DAILY remove sections where there are feces. With a smooth surface like you had, or even tile which is preferred you can spray it with the proper chemicals that break down the feces for easy cleaning, such as "Healthy Habitat" spray. Also RESEARCH PLANTS there are not many you can keep in the enclosure with these guys. The last concern with this setup is the risk of IMPACTON due to loose substrate. This can kill the dragon painfully and quickly. You don't want anything loose at all in there.

  • Nils Schüttelhöfer
    Nils SchüttelhöferMiesiąc temu

    Can you add the clay to an enclosure where it will get wet or does that not really work out?

  • bryan ng
    bryan ngMiesiąc temu

    Is that song from DotA or WoW?

  • kiki- drawer26
    kiki- drawer26Miesiąc temu

    When I have the space, I want a enclosure for my beardie just like yours thry deserve nothing but the best. Beautiful, spacious, yet has alot to climb on. Really awsome!

  • Green Machine Sweden
    Green Machine SwedenMiesiąc temu

    Aloe vera is not english. That is the scientific name (in latin :) ). The other plant is aloe aristata. Nice enclosure, I am sure your dragon will like it.

  • B Keimirrum
    B KeimirrumMiesiąc temu

    Me watching this: Excavator clay counter mode on xD

  • Amanda Jones
    Amanda JonesMiesiąc temu

    I love him! Such a sweet beardy. You are by far my favorite youtuber!

  • Mariska
    MariskaMiesiąc temu

    Hey, I just wanted to share I came across your channel a little over a year ago, I always had slight arachnophobia and never even thought I'd ever want to get close to a tarantula. However, through your channel I slowely got more and more fascinated with tarantula's and last week I got my first one, an Acanthoscurria Geniculata. Thank you for getting me into the hobby.

  • fiona mathieson
    fiona mathiesonMiesiąc temu

    my beardie used to love rocket leaves, hated most other veggie/salad stuff! Enclosure looks awesome man ^_^ one lucky reptile!

  • Chidi Broderick
    Chidi BroderickMiesiąc temu

    Now I have to ask. Horde or alliance 😂

  • stefanos tokatlidis
    stefanos tokatlidisMiesiąc temu

    Are you sure that the Dragon won’t attempt to eat the plants?

    EX7RUD1CONMiesiąc temu

    I had my enclosure like this with the excavator clay, it does eventually break down and get dusty. Also if he won’t drink try misting him, that’s how I get mine to drink, he’ll start licking the water and then I put his water dish in front of his and he sticks his face in and starts drinking.

  • Nils Quist
    Nils QuistMiesiąc temu

    Can you do a update about your crabs?

  • Everkush
    EverkushMiesiąc temu

    awesome !

  • jchen3
    jchen3Miesiąc temu

    You might have better luck with heavier greens like collard, mustard, or even arugula. Also try dusting with calcium powder. If that fails you can try bee pollen dusting.

  • jchen3
    jchen3Miesiąc temu

    He's got happy yellow colors.

  • Jasmine Sheniqua Hawkins
    Jasmine Sheniqua HawkinsMiesiąc temu

    Feel so sorry for the bearded dragon , little box .

  • Dustin Panopio
    Dustin PanopioMiesiąc temu

    2:05 mah boi thor with the taped up door♥️

  • Breathe Miasma
    Breathe MiasmaMiesiąc temu

    Commenting something

  • Susan Cuenca
    Susan CuencaMiesiąc temu

    i found your channel yesterday and im enjoying your content very much! thank you!

  • Ken Net
    Ken NetMiesiąc temu

    Season four... To mid-rol ads, we say no, No, NO.

  • johnnyitalia418
    johnnyitalia418Miesiąc temu

    Felix just had to pose... He loves you and the camera!

  • North Bound
    North BoundMiesiąc temu

    Thats sick, perfect setup for him

  • John Ka'weef
    John Ka'weefMiesiąc temu

    The old WoW music was making me have flashbacks

  • Luck Yeti
    Luck YetiMiesiąc temu

    I just wanted to say that sleepy Despacito is super adorable. I think you did a great job on the enclosure and I have really been enjoying watching you as you continue to build the new Dark Den space. I wish I could take a tour in person and feed a roach to little Despacito!

  • Janne Pulkkinen
    Janne PulkkinenMiesiąc temu

    use Google Lens app and its show to u what item or plant..

  • Tree ZipXXL
    Tree ZipXXLMiesiąc temu

    10:58 I knew I liked this guy!

  • Joanna Matthews
    Joanna MatthewsMiesiąc temu

    Good to see Despacito and his new home looks great.

  • Xpendable
    XpendableMiesiąc temu

    wondering why not substrate the entire bottom of the enclosure ?