Bearded Dragons for Sale

Bearded Dragons, or “Beardies,” have been around since ancient times and originate from Australia.  They are called “bearded” dragons because of the droopy, scaly chin.  These dragons of sorts can grow up to 12-28” and can live 5-10 years if cared for properly.  For large portions of the day, this reptile will remain in its hiding spot or basking in warm light.  A happy, healthy Beardie is active, generally alert, has crystal clear eyes, with an undamaged, complete tail, healthy-looking skin and coloration, a regular eater, has solid droppings, and will not stay hidden  for long spans of time. Please call ahead to the store location you are planning on visiting to confirm that bearded dragons for sale will be available.

Bearded Dragon Diet

Since this lizard is accustomed to arid climates, it needs less water than an amphibian; however, fresh water should always be provided.  Young Bearded Dragons can eat every day while adult Beardies usually eat around 3 to 5 times a week.  A balanced mix of live food and vegetables is ideal for their diet with some dry commercial food, as well.  Calcium and multi-vitamin supplements are good to add to the lizard’s food 1-2 times weekly.  Younger Bearded Dragons eat more live food like crickets while older ones tend to eat more vegetables.

Bearded Dragon Habitat

The size of the habitat for a Bearded Dragon depends on its size and may change as it grows.  Allow plenty of space for natural exercise and freedom to roam.  These guys also like to have a hiding area and branches or platforms to bask upon.  Substrates such as calcium-based sand is fine to use, or reptile carpet can make a good substitute.  Temperatures should range between 70°F on the cold end and 100°F on the warm end with a less than 50% humidity level via occasional misting.  Use an incandescent light and/or a ceramic heater for warmth and UVB lights for 10 to 12 hours a day.  They require a 15°F temperature drop at night to slow metabolic processes for rest. Black heat lights and ceramic heaters, unlike basking lamps or UV lights, can be used any or all hours of the day/night.  Lizards shed their skin on a regular basis, so keep humidity levels well-regulated and provide things that aid in the process of shedding such as sphagnum moss or a shedding box. 

Are Bearded Dragons Right for Me?

A Bearded Dragon’s demeanor is forgiving and calm, and can even make great pets for dedicated beginners!  This lizard will allow human handling with some ease, and a properly socialized Bearded Dragon will come to enjoy quality interaction time.  Please note, though, that any reptile is capable of carrying diseases such as Salmonella, so always washing your hands after touching your pet or any of its habitat items/substances is a must.  For this reason, small children and pregnant women should not handle these pets or their associated items/substances.  If you want a cold-blooded, hypo-allergenic pet with big personality for its kind, the Bearded Dragon is a great choice.  Take care, though, that you can provide all the needs of this pet.  With time, they are some of the more personable reptiles and can grow up to be really quite friendly and attached to their caregiver! 

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Bearded Dragons for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 

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