Bearded Dragon Care- Everything You Need to Know
In front of our bearded dragon, I’m beginning to worry about her personality and habits. Many aspects of our beloved bearded dragons will remain a mystery to us, but there is also a wealth of knowledge available about them. Curiosity peaked, I began my investigation into these scaly creatures, even read on mybeardies. Here are a few critical details you might not be aware of!
- They’re Warm and Approachable.
In general, bearded dragons respond well to their masters’ voices and touch and are generally calm and peaceful creatures. If you’re looking for a reptile that enjoys being handled and brought out of its cage, they make excellent pets. If you support their wide, flat bodies from beneath and let them stroll from hand to hand as they travel, they are often easy to manage. It is possible to handle dragons with children, provided that the youngsters are under the direct supervision of adults.
- It’s not like they’ll keep you up at night
Bearded dragons, unlike lizards, are active during the day. They enjoy perching on trees and logs to get some rays. Pet owners who wish to spend time with their animals when they’re awake will appreciate them much.
- A bearded dragon’s diet is a mystery.
It is well knowledge that bearded dragons eat both vegetation and animals, making them omnivorous. If you have a new baby bearded dragon, feed it once each day. Insects are the primary source of food for hatchlings and juveniles, but as bearded dragons become older, they’ll need more vegetables than insects. The water and food dishes should be cleaned regularly.
- How To Maintain Their Well-Being
While bathing your dragon is not a must, it is recommended that you immerse them in lukewarm water 2-3 times a week to aid in defecating. They shed in various parts throughout several days while they go through this process. Diet and season have an effect on the amount of hair you lose. When they are feeding frequently, they are more likely to lose their skin in the spring and summer.
Keeping the tank at the correct temperature is vitally essential. As with other reptiles, bearded dragons need a temperature gradient and a place to bask. Temperatures should range from 80 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit on the cold side to 95 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit for basking. A comfortable night’s sleep is possible even if the temperature drops to the mid-sixties at night.
You should avoid keeping two Bearded Dragons in the same setting since beardies are solitary species. Only one dragon can live in a single habitat. At reptile fairs, you may get a juvenile dragon for as low as $15 – $20, but buying one from a big chain pet store would cost you $40 – 70. A breeder might charge you $250 or more for a Dragon with a rare or exotic color or morph. For a first-time homebuyer, such an investment is probably ill-advised. Begin by learning and practicing appropriate bearded care.