May 05 , 2023
Bearded Dragon Breakdown
Adopting a bearded dragon as a pet can be a fulfilling experience, but it's important to understand that they require specific care to ensure they thrive. To help you provide the best care possible for your new companion, we've put together some helpful tips.
Firstly, it's essential to provide your bearded dragon with a spacious enclosure that's equipped with heat and light sources. This will help to create a comfortable and healthy environment for them to live in.
Enclosure Size for Adult Beardie:
4'x2'x2' or 120 gallons
Heat: Arcadia 50W - 80W Deep Heat Projector
Lights: Arcadia 14% UVB T5 24W
Thermostat: Pymeter Greenhouse Temperature Controller
Additionally, it's important to offer them a varied diet consisting of both insects and vegetables. This will provide them with the necessary nutrients to stay healthy and strong. Check out our beardie bundles for a complete nutritious monthly supply of feeders.
Feeders in order from best to lowest nutritional value:
Dubias, silkworms, calciworms
Hornworms, wax worms
Another crucial aspect of caring for your bearded dragon is to keep their habitat clean and well-maintained. This will help to prevent the spread of disease and keep your pet healthy and happy.
We recommend to disinfect once a month
and spot clean weekly with water and vinegar or F10SC Veterinary Disinfectant.
We highly advise against reptile carpet as it harbors bacteria.
To promote trust and socialization, it's important to handle your bearded dragon gently and frequently AFTER a two week adjustment period upon adoptingvyour new beardie. For the first two weeks, have minimal interaction. Allow your new family member get adjusted to the noises of your home, new smells, and find his or her routine in her new environment. This will help them to become comfortable with you and develop trust with you as their owner. It also avoids stressing your new pet which could lead to unnecessary health complications. Regularly monitoring their health and seeking veterinary care if needed is also crucial to ensure that any health issues are addressed promptly.
- Weekly water soaks for hydration, impaction risk reduction, and shed aid.
- Slow, gentle movements. Allow your beardie to come to you with curious tongue flicks.
- Offer lots of enclosure enrichment.
By following these guidelines, your bearded dragon can live a long and happy life as your cherished companion. So, if you're considering adopting a bearded dragon, take the time to provide them with the care they need to thrive.