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

By 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 …

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

As 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 …

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

“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 …

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

Disclaimer: 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 …

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Safe Feeder Insect Sizes for Bearded Dragons

Figuring out what to feed your bearded dragon can be one of the biggest challenges in keeping them healthy and happy. One of the most important yet most overlooked aspects of feeding is food size. Food that is too large can be dangerous and even lethal to a bearded dragon. It is not safe to …

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A Step by Step Guide to Potty Training Your Bearded Dragon

Oh. My. God. WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!?!? If you are a beardie owner, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Our loveable little dragons can take some mean-smelling dumps. Not only that, the runny piles they leave are a pain to clean up. If only they could be potty trained! Well, they can! It is …

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How Long You Can Leave Your Bearded Dragon Alone and How to Do It

One of the nice things about having a bearded dragon as a pet is that they are relatively low maintenance. Much more so than common household pets like dogs and cats. Once a day is usually all your beardie will need your attention. But what if you need to leave them alone for longer than …

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Impaction in Bearded Dragons. What It is and What to Do About It.

One of the many things we love about owning a bearded dragon is that they are very hardy animals. Get a few things right and they are happy and healthy and overall great pets. So when Bacardi, our beardie, hadn’t pooped for a few days, we started to get worried. One of the few health …

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A Helpful Guide to Traveling With Your Bearded Dragon

It’s bound to happen. You are going to run into a situation where you need to take your beardie somewhere. Whether it’s the vet, to have them boarded, or on an extended trip, you are going to have to travel with your beardie at some point in time. That leaves you with the question of …

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Why and How Often Your Bearded Dragon Should See a Vet

As a previous dog and cat owner, yearly trips to the vet were a normal thing. We assumed that would be the same for our new bearded dragon and we were surprised at the number of beardie owners who disagreed with this. Opinions on line varied from never to every 4 months and everywhere in …

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Bearded Dragons Bites – Why They Happen, What To Do, & Are They Dangerous?

When people hear the word “dragon”, it immediately conjures up visions of fire and teeth and epic HBO tv shows. So it’s natural that one of the first questions prospective bearded dragon owners ask is “do they bite?”. While bearded dragons can bite, they rarely do unless provoked. Bearded dragons are generally docile animals and …

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