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Care Sheet for Bearded Dragons

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.50    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 10/21/2008

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Bearded Dragons

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Beardiekid

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Bearded Dragon

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

All species and phases of beardies

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males will have two bumps at the base of their tail while females only have 1 or no bumps at the base of their tail.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use repticarpet for my beardie but u can also use:
Tile
Newspaper
Paper towels

DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER LOOSE SUBSTRATE AS THIS CAN AND WILL CAUSE IMPACTION.

Lighting and UVB:

You can use:
Repti Sun 8.0 or 10.0
Repti Glo 8.0 or 10.0 (what i use)

You will need approximately a 100 watt basking bulb depending on where you live.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Warm side: 85-88
basking: any where from 95-115
cool side: 80-84

Heating and Equipment:

Explained in Lighting and UVB

Caging Provided:

For a baby start off with a 20 gallon. Once they hit 12 inches, move them to a 40 gallon minimum. 55 gallons for two beardies.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

They will eat collard, dandelion, kale, squash, bok choy, mustard greens , carrots, romaine.

DO NOT FEED ICE BURG LETTUCE AS THIS IS MAINLY WATER AND WILL CAUSE DIARRHEA.

Crickets, mealworms, superworms, waxworms, hornworms, cockroaches...and the occasional pinkie mouse.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Monday-Friday = |Calcium
Saturday-Sunday= Vitamin powder

Maintenance:

They are relatively easy to care for. But dont be fooled this species is very expensive!

Some Words on this Species:

Great beginner pets.
They tame down quite easily with frequent gentle handling.
Awesome lizards.
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