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Care Sheet for Bearded Dragons

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.50    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 12/07/2006

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Bearded Dragons

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

ThE pEt MaN

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Bearded dragon

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

all bearded dragons

Sexing and Characteristics:

It is easier to sex bearded dragons that are at least a couple of months old. Baby bearded dragons can be hard to sex as compared to adults.

Males: have two bumps on the underside of their tail and they are usually bigger than females.

Females: have one or no bumps on the underside of their tail and they are usually smaller than females.


Usually if you buy adult beardies they tell you if they are male or female.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Substance: the substance for babyís is very simple it can be paper towels, reptile carpet, plain computer paper or it can be no substance but your better off using a substance. The substances to never use for babies are any sands and never use walnut shells because they can get impacted and die.
For adults you can use paper towels, reptile carpet, plain computer paper, tile or play sand but only the normal kind that has been washed and screened not the kind that has added things to it like color or other things. If you give them sand make sure they donít eat any if they do remove the sand. If they only eat it when they are eating then feed them in a different tank.


Water needs: you need to have them a small container with water in their tank if they drink out of it if they donít drink out of it remove the water and give it to them by hand. Just drip water onto the tip of their nose and they will lick it keep doing that if they donít drink out of the bowl.

Lighting and UVB:

Lighting and uvb

You need a UV dome light and an uvb florescent light that is what I use. That will give them enough heat and uvb they need.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperatures

Temperatures for your beardie should be around 107-111 that is the normal temperature you should use for a healthy beardie.

Heating and Equipment:

I use incandescent bulbs for basking heat, or I use one of the UVB heat bulbs like UV Active or Zoomed PowerSun.

Caging Provided:

For babies you need a 20 gallon for juveniles you need a 40 gallon breeder and for adults the minimum is a 40 gallon breeder.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

They can eat allot of thing here are some things they can eat:

veggies: they can eat squash, escarole, dandelion leaves, carrots, peas, string beans, mustard greens, and collared greens.

bugs: they can eat crickets and silk worms as a primary diet and super worms, Phoenix worms and wax worms as a treat.

if you give meal worms to them make sure they are molted and u give it to a adult and donít give them to much.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

U can give them calcium powder on the crix two times a week.

Maintenance:

They can definitely be handled so it makes it easier to take care of them.

Some Words on this Species:

They are the best lizards ever and i think they are good starter lizards.
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