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Care Sheet for Bearded Dragons

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.11    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/28/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Bearded Dragons

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Weiny Wiper

Years Experience:

Under 1 Year

Species:

Bearded Dragons

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

All phases of Bearded Dragons

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have 2 lumps under the base of their tail and forms hour glass like picture and females have either 1 or no hump.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

What I use as a substrate is wheat bran. It looks good and itís easily digesible. I would also use alfalfa pellets, newspaper(only black and white ink) paper towels for the young and sick.
DO NOT USE.......
1 Any type of sand. No sand what so ever. Notta
2. Walnut shells
3. Any kind of bark or mulch or gravel

Water
i do not keep a water dish in the tank. I spray my beardie once every other day and give my beardie a bath 1-2 times a week.

Lighting and UVB:

I use a 150 watt and a 75watt (just to get some extra heat kickin) basking bulb for the warm side and i keep a UVB light in the middle of the tank

Temperatures and Humidity:

For the warm side...
Keep the warm side up around high 80ís and the mid 90ís

For basking spot...
Have temps up around 95 to 110

And for colder side...
keep it in the mid 80ís

Heating and Equipment:

Same as above

Caging Provided:

For a baby beardie you can use a 10 or 20 gallon tank but for a juvy and adult use a 40+ gallon

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

These are the staples that I use...Turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, acorn squash, mangos, (NO KALE, bines calcium!!), crickets, and silkworms. (ALSO NO MEALWORMS)

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust your crickets before you feed them to get for a better nutritional value.

Maintenance:

Just make sure you clean the poo daily and do a full hands down wash of the enclosure every once in a while.

Some Words on this Species:

Beardies are extremely great pets to have. They can be very tame with the proper time and care givin by its owner. I would take your beardie to the vet soon after you get it to test for worms and parasites. Great for beginner herp owners
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