FAQs: FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT BEARDIES (with answers)

Hey lizard lovers, today, I am going to talk about Bearded Dragons.  First, I’ll cover the basics:

  1. How big should the terrarium be?  I would say, at least a forty gallon tank.  Usually, people try to get you to by a twenty gallon tank, then upgrade to a forty gallon.  However, it would save you A LOT of money just to get the forty gallon tank right then and there.
  2. What do they eat? Bearded dragons have a very large diet, but the things my beardy eats are super worms, crickets, kale, mustard greens, dandelion greens, apples, and pumpkin is safe, but my beardy doesn’t care for it.  For more food that bearded dragons can eat and a list of what they should not eat, click here.lizard-greens
  3. What should there habitat be or look like? Beardies originate from the Outback Australia, so I would suggest a desert habitat, not a dessert habitat, but a desert habitat.
  4. How hot should the terrarium be? A bearded dragon habitat should be any where from 90 degrees, to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The best way to do so is by using a heat lamp.  I suggest a ceramic bulb because it emits no light. The reason that’s good is because it needs to be on 24/7.
  5. What kind of light bulb should be in the terrarium? The kind I use is a 26 watt bulb with a UVB count of one hundred fifty.

For more information on how to care for your bearded dragon, visit www.thebeardeddragon.org.

Click here to watch my bearded dragon attack crickets when he was younger.

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