Pet Owner Guide to Caring for a Bearded Dragon

Live Animals

Pet Owner Guide to Caring for a Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon Facts & Tips

Up to 24" long
Size
Up to 24" long
10 years or more
Lifespan
10 years or more
Diurnal (active during the day and sleeps at night)
Activity
Diurnal (active during the day and sleeps at night)
Subtle hissing noises when upset
Noise Factor
Subtle hissing noises when upset
Good for children with adult supervision
Good with Children
Good for children with adult supervision
Behavior

Behavior

  • Bearded Dragons tend to be docile (non-aggressive) although they can be skittish at first.
  • They use their body language to communicate. When threatened, they will flatten their body and puff out their throat to make themselves appear larger.
  • They like to climb.

Diet

Diet

  • Pet Supermarket is here to help you choose the right food for your bearded Dragon.
  • Their diet should consist of: Insects (including crickets, mealworms, wax worms), fruits (including apples, pears, bananas) and Vegetables (including collard greens, broccoli, kale).
  • Provide fresh, clean water daily in a shallow dish.

Caging & Environment

Caging & Environment

  • Male bearded dragons can be territorial and should not be housed together. The terrarium's temperature and lighting are critical to their care. Bearded Dragons need a "hot spot" for heat and a cooler area as well. Be sure to regularly check the temperature.
  • Bearded dragons should go to the vet annually for checkups.

Bearded Dragon Essentials

  • Terrarium with screen tank cover
  • Food
  • Substrate/Bedding
  • Lighting
  • Heating Lamps
  • Hygrometer
  • Water Mister
  • D├ęcor-branches, vines or caves

At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you need to help your new pet thrive - from habitats and feeders to toys and treats.

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Nutritious food for insectivores

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Nutritious food for insectivores

Live food can be a high source of nutrition for your pet reptile and will also give your reptile an opportunity to forage, as they would have done naturally in the wild.