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Bearded Dragon Care

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

Once your bearded dragon fully grown, you’ll want a glass terrarium of at least 40 gallons tank with a screened lid for him to live in. Your bearded dragon is from a warm, dry environment so you’ll also need a heating source for pets home. Your dragon prefers the solitary life. Bearded dragons like it hot. A basking site of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit works well for them. Basking site can be provided by a spotlight positioned over a rock, branch, swing or etc at one end of the enclosure. Keeping the spotlight at one end of the cage will allow your dragon move between a cooler end of the enclosure and the hotter end with the basking area. The cooler end of the enclosure can be kept at about 80.


Bearded dragons exhibit a variety of behaviors. Recognizing what behavior your beardie is exhibiting and why it is showing this kind of behavior is important to truly understand your pet. It is also helpful to know what behaviors are normal and which ones are signs of stress or illness.


Your pet bearded dragon can puff out and darken to black on-demand when your beardie gets upset or if it is trying to display dominance (often done during mating season to impress the ladies. This is often a good time to let your pet rest and do its own thing.


Arm waving is used by both sexes to show submission. The young bearded dragons offen do a slow rasie of the hand wave with one of their arms to signal, letting the larger bearded dragons know that they dont want to be harmed. When bearded dragons feel they have dominated something or someone they may bob their heads.


Bearded dragons enjoy live mealworms, superworms and crickets that have been “gut loaded,” which means fed lizard-friendly vitamins and nutrients. Although younger dragons are constantly hungry, some have difficulty getting them to eat greens however, it’s important to make sure their diet consists of 70 to 80 percent insects and 20 to 30 percent greens. To ensure that your bearded dragon is receiving the proper feedign diet. If your bearded dragon is a picky eater and wont eat there greens, try laying a few greens in there feeding bowl while dropping your live mealworms on top of the greens.



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