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Do Bearded Dragons Need a Light at Night? The Very Easy Solution to Nighttime Lighting For Bearded Dragons

Many bearded dragon owners wonder if there is a requirement for nighttime lighting for bearded dragons. Some assume that bearded dragons still need heat from their basking lamp, which emits light. Some just want to be able to check in on their beardie at night.

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Where should you feed your bearded dragon?

While the most common food-related questions we get here at BeardieBungalow.com revolve around what to feed your bearded dragon, we get a surprising number of new owners who ask us where they should be feeding them. With most pets, that’s a straightforward problem, but with bearded dragons, the answer depends on what you are feeding them in the first …

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Should you get a bearded dragon for a pet?

When someone finds out that we have a bearded dragon, the reaction is generally one of interest. One of the more commonly asked questions is, “We’ve been thinking about getting a bearded dragon. Are they good pets?” That’s also why many people come here to BeardieBungalow.com – To see if a bearded dragon is a …

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Is tap water safe for your bearded dragon, or is bottled water better?

A lot has been written about hydrating your bearded dragon (we’ve written a lot ourselves here on Beardie Bungalow!). How to do it, when to do it, and how often it needs to be done are common topics. But what about what kind of water to give your beardie? Does it matter? Can they drink …

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Can you take your bearded dragon outdoors?

Bearded dragons in their native habitat (the hot, arid regions of Australia) spend their entire lives outdoor. When we build them homes in which to live their lives in captivity, we should always do what we can to simulate their native environment.  As good beardie parents, we will always do what we can. We set …

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Want to walk your bearded dragon with a harness and leash? Read this first!

Taking your bearded dragon outside can be a fun and beneficial experience for both you and your beardie. With just a few precautions, this is both safe and easy to do. We wrote a complete guide to spending time outside with your bearded dragon that you can see here. But the number one rule we …

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Bearded dragon odor, is it your beardie or their tank that smells?

One of the most common questions that prospective bearded dragon owners ask us is, “do they smell bad?”. We aren’t surprised at all that they ask this. Common household pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, and hamsters can all smell pretty bad. It makes sense to ask about bearded dragons too. Bearded dragons do not smell …

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Do bearded dragons enjoy being held and pet?

Dogs love belly rubs. Cats like to sleep in your lap. Even pet goats, rabbits, and hamsters show obvious affection to their owners. But what about bearded dragons? Do our scaly little friends like being held? Do they enjoy it when their owners hold and pet them? Even though they are solitary animals, most bearded …

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Is it safe to feed your bearded dragon freeze-dried crickets?

What you feed your bearded dragon will be one of the most significant decisions you will make as a beardie owner. Unlike a dog or cat where you simply go to the pet store and buy them a bag of food, beardies need a mix of greens and insect protein sources to be healthy. We …

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What to do when your bearded dragon sheds

One of the most interesting things about owning a bearded dragon is watching them shed their skin. This will happen many times over their lifespan, and it never gets tiring to watch the transformation! Off comes the old skin, and in grows the new, soft, and often more colorful skin. The fascinating part isn’t that …

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Can I keep a bearded dragon in an aquarium?

Where is my bearded dragon going to live? That, in some form, is one of the very first questions that all bearded dragon owners ask. Not far behind that is “Can I keep them in an old aquarium or do they need something just for reptiles?” Aquariums are okay temporary homes for young bearded dragons …

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Can you feed a bearded dragon carrots every day?

Bearded dragons are picky eaters. Ours is no exception, especially when it comes to getting her to eat her veggies. Whenever we find something she actually likes and will eagerly eat, it’s always a good day! So when we found out that Bacardi, our beardie, looooooooooved carrots, we got excited! We started adding carrots to …

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Where should I put my bearded dragon’s tank?

When we first got a bearded dragon, we were starting from scratch. We needed everything and knew nothing. Luckily, there is an amazing reptile store in Chicago (Curious Creatures) that helped us figure it all out. Before we picked up our beardie at the College that rescued her, we purchased all the things we would …

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Humidity levels and bearded dragons, what you need to know.

Bearded dragons are pretty easy pets to take care of. There are only a few things you need to keep an eye on as beardies are mostly self-sufficient. One of the key things to watch is the humidity level in their enclosure. Just like humans, humidity can play a role in both the comfort and …

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Care & Cleaning of Bearded Dragon Femoral Pores – A Practical Guide

Whenever someone gets a new bearded dragon, there are some standard pieces of advice that all pet stores and breeders will give. They’ll almost certainly tell you about the substrate, diet, supplements, regular baths, and how to set up your enclosure. What they probably won’t tell you is anything about your new beardie’s femoral pores. …

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Bearded Dragon Brumation, A Practical Guide to What’s Important

If you are new to bearded dragons but have had other pets, brumation can be a weird and sometimes scary time. If your dog crawled under your bed and went to sleep for 3 months, you’d worry, right? Well, that’s exactly what your beardie might do! And unlike your dog, it would be perfectly natural! …

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