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Should you get a bearded dragon for a pet?

In Beardie Facts by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:16 pmWhen 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 good pet for them.  Bearded dragons are excellent pets for people looking …

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

In Care, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:15 pmA 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 water from your tap? Or should they be given purified, filtered, or …

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

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on June 1st, 2021 at 08:55 pmTaking 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 discuss there and that we’ll discuss here is that if you are …

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

In Habitat by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:13 pmOne 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 bad. They have almost no smell at all. If there is a …

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

In Care, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:12 pmWhat 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 put together a complete nutrition guide for you that you can read …

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What to do when your bearded dragon sheds

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:11 pmOne 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 they shed, though. Believe it or not, all of us shed. We …

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Are bearded dragons poisonous?

In Beardie Facts by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:10 pmWhen talking about reptiles of any kind, “Are they poisonous?” is a very common question. This is especially true when talking about reptiles being kept as pets. Most people want no part of handling a poisonous animal, much less keeping one as a pet. So it’s no surprise how often we get asked about our bearded dragon. When people find out we have a bearded dragon, there …

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Can you feed a bearded dragon carrots every day?

In Care, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:09 pmBearded 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 her salad daily and life was good. Then we started seeing people …

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

In Care, Habitat by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:08 pmBearded 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 health of a bearded dragon. Our beardies rely on us to keep …

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

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:07 pmWhenever 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. This is unfortunate as all bearded dragon owners will have to deal …

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Do Bearded Dragons Need a Water Bowl?

In Care, Habitat, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:05 pmYou would think that whether or not to give your pet water would have a pretty clear cut answer. When it comes to bearded dragons, it does. The problem is that if you search that question online, you’ll see answers that range anywhere from no to yes and everywhere in between. Since the whole point of this site is to try to weed through all the conflicting …

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The only bearded dragon feeding guide that you’ll ever need

In Care, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:04 pmBy far, the single most Googled question about bearded dragons is “can they eat (insert food here)?” Google does a nice job of finding the answer for you, but the answers can vary wildly. Sometimes you get a nice, easy yes or no. Other times you get overwhelmed with calcium content numbers and ramblings about goitrogens. Every site we’ve found has either not enough info or way …

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How to trim your bearded dragon’s nails – a step by step guide with pictures

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:02 pmAs your bearded dragon ages, it will gain both weight and strength. At some point, your easy to hold beardie will become quite poky. Its spikes will start to be stiff and sharp, Its nails will turn into little needle tipped talons capable of piercing your skin. That’s when you realize that regular nail trimming will be needed. Trimming your bearded dragon’s nails is easy. Hold them …

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How to safely pick up a bearded dragon… Without getting bit!

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 01:02 pm“Do they bite” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get about bearded dragons. While we answered that question in detail in an article you can see here, the key to preventing bites is knowing how to properly handle your beardie. New owners especially tend to make lots of mistakes here. We certainly did! It wasn’t until our vet spent some time going over this …

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Supplements For Your Bearded Dragon, A Helpful Guide

In Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 02:22 pmSupplement. That word can evoke strong reactions among some people. For humans, the supplement industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar behemoth full of hucksters and charlatans. That is one of the many possible reasons that some bearded dragon owners dismiss the importance of buying supplements for their beardies. Whether it’s a complete lack of supplementation, or an inattention to the quality of those supplements, not supplementing …

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Metabolic Bone Disease in Bearded Dragons – What it is and What to do About it

In Care, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 23rd, 2021 at 02:53 pmDisclaimer: We are not veterinarians and this article does not replace the advice given by a qualified vet. The aim of this article is to bring more awareness to a common health issue experienced by bearded dragon owners. This information should be used only as a reference tool and should not be used in place of vet assistance. Our views and opinions are the results of hours …