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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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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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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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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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Bearded Dragon substrate. A fact-based guide to the best and worst options.

We can think of no more hotly debated topic in the world of bearded dragons than finding the best substrate. Everyone has a firmly held opinion. The problem is that, on the whole, those views are based solely on one person’s experience. When selecting a substrate for your bearded dragon’s tank, you should choose one …

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What’s the right size tank For Your Bearded Dragon

Giving our beardies a wonderful place to live should be a primary concern for all bearded dragon owners. That starts with picking out the right size vivarium (terrarium or enclosure). Healthy, captive bearded dragons can grow to be up to 24” (61 cm) long. Being cramped in an enclosure that is too small will make …

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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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