Ideal Bearded Dragon Habitat

March 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Bearded Dragon Pets

bearded_dragonEssentially, the bearded dragon habitat is one of the most important things that have to be taken into account and be considered upon getting your own bearded dragon. There are several considerations and requirements pertinent to a bearded dragon habitat thus it is important to get to know these requirements first. Basically a bearded dragon habitat has to offer enough space to the bearded dragon. This is particularly to permit for different kinds of distances depending on the heat source. One of the most recommended and widely used types of habitat for bearded dragons is that of a glass aquarium. A glass aquarium essentially permits for more convenience in terms of maintenance. Aquariums could be cleaned easily and can also give just the right protection to a bearded dragon. More importantly, one could easily his or her pet through a glass aquarium since it’s very clear. There’s no need to exert effort when you want to see your pet bearded dragon.

In terms of selecting a good aquarium it is advisable to procure one which allows for partition. For example, having a large aquarium which allows for partition reduces costs of taking care of bearded dragons since you wouldn’t have to continually change the aquarium in order to adjust to the growth of your pet bearded dragon. Throughout the development of your pet and his lifespan, you wouldn’t have to spend so much of changing his habitat, an aquarium with partitions allows for easy adjustment. Normally an advisable aquarium which could permit for adjustment would have to be 55-70 gallons. In terms of the materials used in an aquarium, it has been noted that the white melamine is a component which maintains the brightness of the cage. This is very important since a bright environment encourages the appetite of your pet bearded dragon. This particular material helps maintain and hold light inside the enclosure instead of just passing through the glass sides of the aquarium. The fronts of the glass aquarium are able to let the pet bearded dragon to see the world outside; you would even get the chance to interact with your pet.

Aside from preparing the bearded dragon habitat, you should also know where to properly place such habitat since the external environment of the habitat could also affect the conditions inside the habitat. Firstly you must locate a place you felt most secured with. This is in terms of accessibility, feasibility as well as monitoring. You should find a place where you could easily see or check your pet bearded dragon. The place should also allow for such a habitat to exist. The cage should be placed in a place away from direct sunlight and it should be far from where areas which could get pretty busy but at the same time a place where are also other things are going around but to certain moderation only. Bearded dragons like to observe their surroundings and this kind of pet is very curious. A place which is seldom visited is not advisable. Most of the time bearded dragons prefers being in places where they could observe other things in their surroundings.


2 Comments on "Ideal Bearded Dragon Habitat"

  1. glenfox on Thu, 12th Nov 2009 9:02 pm is very informative. The article is very professionally written. I enjoy reading every day.

  2. Danielle on Mon, 3rd Oct 2011 11:29 am 

    I just aquired 2 male bearded dragons, complete with aquarium, heat source and water dish. My 4 year old and I are loving our new pets however we need some basic care instructions. First, I can’t stand the way they smell! We have reptile carpet at the bottom of their cage. The carpet seems to hold the smell and I’m looking for something a little more natural, maybe reptile sand (?) that would be easy to clean daily(much like a cat litter box). What about them living outside in a habitat like a rabbit hutch, modified of course for heat & light, sheltered from rain. Any help or suggestions would be most appreciated!

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