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Bearded Dragons are fast becoming a favorite amongst herp lovers, and there are numerous reasons for it. Bearded Dragons do not get very large, rarely exceeding a total length of two feet. They are omnivores, and will accept a varied diet. They are exceptionally docile, and have a great “Jurassic Park” look to them. And, they are fairly easy to care for.
Most bearded dragons are very calm and docile reptiles. Handeling them from a very young age improves their calmness.
There are many different morphs(colors) of bearded dragons and the most common is the tan and light brown. Other kinds are “Sandfire”(a red shade that is bred specaily),yellow, orange, red, and green (only in wild and has not been bred by humans yet).
The normal inland bearded dragons are the easiest to find and least expensive to buy runnig from 15$-$40. The others are more colorful, but are harder to find and could run you from $75-250. When buying a bearded dragon try to stay away from pet shop’s. They may try to take care of them, but most pet stores mainly know about cats, dogs, ect. and not reptiles. Try to get one from a breeder they know exactly how to care for bearded dragons plus it will probably be less expensive then a pet store.
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Here you can read about the different behaviors that Bearded Dragons perform. You can also learn some vocabulary that I use with many bearded dragons.
One of the best tools to use in caring for a bearded dragon is a bearded dragon care sheet. You can find out how to take care of a pet bearded dragon by reading through some bearded dragon care sheets. In this section, you will be able to learn how to care for Bearded Dragons.
How to Pick a Pet Bearded Dragon
Besides bearded dragon care, here you can find information on how to pick a bearded dragon as a pet. It has a list on what to and what not to look in a bearded dragon before picking one out.
Here you can find information about bearded dragon care and the most common bearded dragon species.
About Bearded Dragons and Bearded Dragon Care
A General Description guide, about Australian Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps), agama family, hatchlings, and much more.
Bearded dragons are mainly insectivores (they eat bugs), but they they also need other foods to stay strong and healthy. Beardies should eat about 80-85% insect matter and 15-20% plant matter, with other treats mixed in as well. A good insect for a beardies main diet is crickets.
Bearded Dragons will accept a wide variety of foods. Beardies are omnivores, and should be fed accordingly. If you are squeamish about feeding live prey such as crickets and baby mice, bearded dragons are not for you. Adults need to eat about 3 times a week, while infant & juveniles should be fed daily. Learn more about bearded dragon care and feeding.…..
Beardies, like all captive lizards, need to be vitamin supplemented. Because the lizards are not in the sun, they cannot absorb the calcium they need for growing bones, and they tend to develop deficiencies of calcium and vitamin D3. The solution here is……
If you are new to keeping lizard pets and bearded dragon care, you may be new at keeping insects like crickets alive, as well.
- Wax Worms
Proper Heating & Lighting
- Lighting – Lighting the Bearded Dragon enclosure is not difficult if you understand what the lighting is needed for.
- Heating – The other need lighting can provide is heat. Ceramic heat emitters that give off heat but not light are also useful.
Common Diseases & Ailments
These are the most common diseases that Dragon keepers will encounter when it comes to bearded dragon care. You can usually find a vet experienced with reptiles in your area.
- Mites – These are minute external parasites. Usually, the way to see them will be the tell-tale whitish dust they will leave on the animal.
- Upper Respiratory Infections – Bearded Dragons are usually resistant to colds, however, constant chilling may cause them.……
- Calcium/D3 Deficiency – Symptoms of a deficiency in either will usually result in the animal having small uncontrolled spasms. …
- Coccidia, Gastrointestinal infections, Pseudomonas
- Partial Leg Paralysis – Apparently, very large food items affect the nerve system in Bearded Dragons adversely….
Breeding Bearded Dragons
To successfully breed Beardies, there are several prerequisites. Obviously, you must have a male and a female. You must be sure that your animals are of breeding age. They must be healthy. You should also pre-condition the animals for breeding.
- Sexing Bearded Dragons
- Pre-Conditioning for Breeding
- Breeding Behaviors
- Incubating the eggs
- Egg Hatching, and Hatchling Care
Pre-Buying Bearded Dragon Care Guide
So, you have decided that Bearded dragons are the pet lizard for you and want to learn more about bearded dragon care. I am glad it is so, and it is my most fervent wish that you have read most, if not all, of the links here.……