Bearded Dragon Care
- Bearded Dragons get to be anywhere from 15-24 inches long, with males getting bigger then females. Juveniles can be kept in a 10 gallon but will quickly outgrow it and need to be moved up to an adult size 20 gallon enclosure.
- For substrate use paper towels, newspaper, paper, or reptile carpet. Alternatively you can use aspen chips or even sand for adults however you want to be careful because impactions can occur in younger animals on sand and aspen bedding.
- Always provide a bowl of fresh clean water for your bearded dragon. You want to keep the humidity low for bearded dragons, however when they shed you can give them a misting to help them shed better.
- Bearded Dragons are omnivores and will eat a mix of leafy vegetables, fruits, and insects. Like mustard greens, collard greens, kale, romaine lettuce, apples and bananas. The vegetables should make up the bulk of the diet and fruit should be an occasional treat. For insects you can feed crickets, mealworms, superworms, and dubia roaches. You want to dust all the food in a calcium and vitamin powder either every feeding or every other feeding.
- Bearded Dragons require UVB light. As well as UVB you want to provide a hot spot of 100 degrees and the cool side of the tank should be in the upper 70s.
- Bearded Dragons enjoy basking under their heat light, providing a flat rock or surface for them to bask on is good. At night they do like to hide so provide a hide, especially for juveniles.