Bearded Dragon Facts

March 5, 2013 by  
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People nowadays are getting more interested in getting a bearded dragon to be one of their pets but people should also have some knowledge about the bearded dragon facts which is significant for breeding and giving proper care to this reptile.

In this article, you can find bearded dragon facts that will make you aware of how to give a healthy and proper care to a bearded dragon lizard.

Originated in Australia, the bearded dragon lizards come with six to seven species of Australian dragons. The Pogona vitticeps (Amphibolurus vitticeps) is considered as the primary species of all the Australian dragon species. All bearded dragons that have been bred in captivity from Germany were exported to the US.

The bearded dragon lizard is able to live a healthy and active life style. These reptiles can interact very well not only with their owner but to other bearded dragons as well. Breeding of bearded dragon lizard is not that hard and if you have a proper egg nesting area and incubation for the breeding process, a female bearded dragon will be able to produce multiple clutches of eggs yearly. The captive bearded dragons are healthy because they are not exposed to pesticides unlike the bearded dragon lizards that are wild-caught.

The captive bearded dragons also have rare birth defects and most of them survive after birth. However, bearded dragons often come in different colors after the breeding process although they are still belong in the same species. You can see an early sign of improper breeding if the bearded dragon has a growth problem. To avoid inbreeding problems, ask your breeder about your bearded dragon lizard’s history. Inbreeding problem may also occur if a person have bought bearded dragons from a pet store and breed them even without knowing that they are related.

Just like any other reptile, bearded dragons may carry Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause food poisoning and can also be lethal if neglected especially for children with low resistance in infections. By handling the bearded dragon lizard carefully and properly, you can ensure your health as well as your family.

An aging bearded dragon lizard may show signs of depression. A warm bath will make them enjoy because it relieves their shedding skin as well as the unwanted bacteria that you may acquire from them before putting them in your lap.

Bearded dragons should be offered a wide variety of selection for their healthy diet. Too much meat such as chicken or beef may result kidney problems or failures because meat are high in protein. Feeding them with crickets should be done with precaution. One quarter inch crickets are enough to feed the baby bearded dragons while half inch crickets may be fed to the young bearded dragons. The feeding patterns of the bearded dragons will change according to their age. The adult bearded dragon may be fed in one day but not in the following day especially during the winter seasons.

With these bearded dragon facts you can ensure your bearded dragon’s health by giving them the right care and balanced nutrition.


5 Comments on "Bearded Dragon Facts"

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  2. Pamela Drake on Tue, 23rd Dec 2014 2:21 pm 

    I have had six Beardies, all but two have been rescues. They all have their own very large habitats (of course they are not on sand (impaction dangers, possible respiratory issues, infections, bacteria etc) and they are all spoiled rotten. They have outdoor vivs to hang out in during the day in the summer as well to enjoy the natural sunshine and I change their UVB bulbs (Reptisun 10’s) every six months. They go to the vet every six months for wellness checks and fecals to be sure that there are no parasites before brumation season in the fall and they get all their supplements and vitamins and calcium. I have come across some very nasty bites and missing toes etc that have come from co-habitation. But, I must say that I truly believe that is because it is due to owner’s neglect and not providing enough resources and space. If you are going to co-habitat (which I do not recommend)you need to provide ample space and two equal basking spots under the basking bulb so there is no need to fight for the heat. When one lays on the other, it is not to be protective, it is to get closer to the light/heat source and eventually the one underneath will die from lack of UVB rays and heat. That being said, my Beardies are all best of friends and I get really frustrated by people on sites who go on and on about them being solitary creatures who don’t like other Beardies. I would like to thank this author for laying that rumor to rest! I have seen mine go into depression when one dies! I give them free time to roam around the house and they choose to hang together, not separate. They cuddle together on the couch and go to sleep. They have a huge outdoor viv where they spend time in the summer and there are many branches, rocks, hides and water dishes available in it. There is no need to fight for a spot because the sun is above and equal to every spot. They do not fight and spend all day in harmony. They visit each others habitats but if I notice anyone seems at all agitated, (it happens every once in a great while, we have bad days, why can’t they?)I immediately separate them and let the “upset” one be left alone. I am sure there are some “grouchy” Beardies out there just like there are dogs, cats, birds, ponies and people who are better left alone but THANK YOU to this author who dispelled that myth that has unfortunately been placed upon them by the improper owner practices.

  3. jason on Fri, 2nd Jan 2015 3:13 pm 

    Think about get a new pet is this a good choice?

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