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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 good pet for them.  Bearded dragons are excellent pets for people looking for a low maintenance and rewarding animal to …

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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 water from your tap? Or should they be given purified, filtered, or bottled water instead? Bearded dragons can safely drink …

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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 discuss there and that we’ll discuss here is that if you are going to do this, they must be in …

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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 bad. They have almost no smell at all. If there is a bad smell coming from a bearded dragon’s enclosure, …

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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 put together a complete nutrition guide for you that you can read here, but one thing we didn’t cover in …

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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 they shed, though. Believe it or not, all of us shed. We lose countless dead skin cells every day! But …