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Care Sheet for Bearded Dragons

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 12/16/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Bearded Dragons

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Makaveli

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Bearded Dragons

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

None!!! Only Bearded Dragons

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have 2 bumps under their tail above where they poop from.

Females have one bump or no bump under their tail right above where they poop from.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

SAND is NOT an OPTION!!! unless u want a dead beardie but WHO wants that. News paper is a good idea or for more natural use reptile carpet. I use wheat bran and it works awesome for me. It looks like sand and helps them digest their food if swallowed.

Lighting and UVB:

UVB light is really important with out it your beardie will end up with bone disease from lack of calcium. A heat lamp is a must because they love basking and they love the heat.

Temperatures and Humidity:

100-110 *F is a good temp for baby beardies and 85-95 *F is a good temp for adult and juvie berdies. Your gonna love to see your beardie basking. NO HUMIDITY AT ALL. When they are shedding a good spray or baths should be given every other day. you can bath them 3 times a week regularly keeps them clean and happy but most important hydrated.

Heating and Equipment:

No need for under tank heaters if you have a nice temp in your tank with the lights on. Keep one side always cooler just in case your beardie needs a brake from the heat.

Caging Provided:

40 gallon breeder tank is a good idea for 1 beardie if your gonna cage 2 i do recommend a 65 gallon breeder. Bigger is always better for adults they love their space.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

For baby beardies live pray should be fed more often rather than veggies but fresh vegetation should always be available. Feed your baby about as many crickets he can eat in 10 minutes. NO MEAL WORMS PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM MEAL WORMS.

For adult beardies Fresh veggies should be fed everyday and crickets every other day. Feed them as much as they can eat in 10 minutes.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust crickets 3 times a week with calcium supplement. NO D3 should be added to the supplement because your uvb light does the work helping your beardie absorb the calcium. Read the supplement label carefully and check for no D3 added.

Maintenance:

Pretty easy but the more things your have in your reptiles home the more cleaning your going to have to do. 1 part bleach and 10 parts water is a very good disinfecting liquid you can use for cleaning your tank and the stuff in it.

Some Words on this Species:

I LOVE THEM. They make a great pet and are very docile. Frisky at first but gets use to you very fast. Thinking bout a lizard beardies are the way to go. ALWAYS RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING A PET. Well that’s about all your basic info.
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