Tim Steward

Bearded Dragons
Reptile Husbandry
Rescue & Rehabilitation


  • Bearded Dragon Expert: Tim Steward is a seasoned expert in bearded dragon care, dedicated to providing guidance and support to new owners.
  • Educational Writer: Through his insightful writing, Tim simplifies complex topics, making them accessible to beginners and those seeking answers about bearded dragon care.
  • Bearded Dragon Rescue: Tim has rescued bearded dragons from local Universities, breeders, and local owners unable to care for their pets. He has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed several beardies over the years.
  • Bearded Dragon Parent: Tim is a bearded dragon parent and deeply understands just how important proper care of our pets is.

Featured in the Media

See Tim's interview about pets and mental health in Authority Magazine here.


With a keen focus on assisting new bearded dragon owners and addressing their questions and concerns, Tim Steward has established himself as a trustworthy resource in the following ways:
  • Tim's writing is a valuable resource for individuals embarking on their journey as bearded dragon owners. He covers essential topics, from habitat setup to diet recommendations, in a way that's easy for newcomers to understand.
  • In addition to his writing, Tim actively engages with his readers and the bearded dragon community. He answers questions and provides support to ensure new owners can provide the best care for their reptile companions.
  • As a bearded dragon parent himself, Tim enjoys sharing his personal experiences, anecdotes, and insights on his own journey with these wonderful reptiles. His relatable approach resonates with his audience, making him a go-to source for all things related to bearded dragons.


Tim Steward brings a unique perspective to his role as a trusted resource for new bearded dragon owners. He studied business and education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This educational foundation has equipped him with valuable skills in simplifying complex topics, making him well-suited for educating new bearded dragon owners.

Approach to Writing

Tim Steward takes pride in his writing approach, which is centered around accessibility and simplicity. He understands that not everyone is familiar with bearded dragon jargon or has extensive experience with these reptiles. Tim's mission is to provide straightforward and easy-to-understand answers so that:
  • New bearded dragon owners can quickly grasp essential care information without the need for extensive research.
  • Beginners can confidently provide the best possible care for their bearded dragons from day one.
  • Complex topics are broken down into manageable, bite-sized pieces, ensuring that no one feels overwhelmed by the wealth of information available.
  • Anyone with a question or concern about their bearded dragon can get well-sourced and accurate information about caring for their pet.
Tim's writing style is a reflection of his dedication to helping people enjoy their bearded dragon companions without unnecessary stress or confusion.

Personal Interests

If he's not spending time with his pets, you can find Tim in one of two other places...
  • Avid Disc Golfer: Tim has been a competitive disc golfer for over 20 years. It's a passion that allows him to unwind and connect with nature.
  • Photographer: Tim's creative side shines through his love for photography. Almost all of the images on Beardie Bungalow were taken by Tim, allowing you to see the world of bearded dragons through his eyes.

More From Tim Steward

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Lights & Heat, Tank Set Up

Bearded Dragon UV Light Location, Above or Below the Screen Top?

Discover the best UV light location for your bearded dragon's health and wellbeing. Expert opinions and care tips at Beardie Bungalow.

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Lights & Heat, Tank Set Up

What Size UV Bulb is Right For Your Bearded Dragon’s Tank?

Don't risk your bearded dragon's health. Learn how to choose the right size UV bulb with our UV Bulb Size Guide.

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Lights & Heat, Tank Set Up

Do Bearded Dragon Owners Need A UV Meter?

The only way to accurately measure the UVB levels in your bearded dragon's tank is with a UV meter. But that doesn't mean you need to buy one.

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Lights & Heat, Tank Set Up

How Often To Change Each Bulb In Your Bearded Dragon’s Tank

If you've spent the time and effort to get your bearded dragon's lighting right, it's just as important to know when to change each of those lights.

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Lights & Heat, Tank Set Up

3 Types of UVB Bulbs For Bearded Dragons (we only recommend one!)

There are 3 options for UVB bulbs for bearded dragons: CFL, MVB, and Fluorescent light tubes. All 3 work, but we only recommend one of them!

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Tank Set Up, Lights & Heat

What’s a CHE (ceramic heating element), and Do You Need One For Your Bearded Dragon?

Getting your beardie's tank temperatures right can be challenging, especially if a basking bulb alone isn't enough. That's where a CHE comes in.

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Tank Set Up, Lights & Heat

Five Types of Basking Bulbs for Bearded Dragons

While there are 5 somewhat commonly used basking bulb types for bearded dragons, only one or two of them are appropriate and safe.

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Tank Set Up, Lights & Heat

What’s The Best Type of Basking Fixture For a Bearded Dragon

Getting your bearded dragon's basking spot right is critical to their health. Using the right kind of basking light is a big part of that.

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Food & Nutrition, Greens

11 Reliable Ways To Get Bearded Dragons to Eat Their Greens

"My bearded dragon won't eat their greens/veggies" is one of the most commonly asked questions by bearded dragon owners. Here's what to do.