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Safe Feeder Insect Sizes for Bearded Dragons

In Care, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:57 pmFiguring 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 feed bearded dragons insects or veggies that are larger than the space …

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What’s the right size tank For Your Bearded Dragon

In Habitat by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:56 pmGiving 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 for an unhappy, stressed, and possibly unhealthy beardie! The ideal size for …

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

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:55 pmOne 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 a day? How long can you leave a bearded dragon unattended? Generally …

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

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:54 pmOne 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 concerns bearded dragon owners need to be concerned with is impaction. A …

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Why and How Often Your Bearded Dragon Should See a Vet

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:52 pmAs 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 between. Wow, you’d think this would be a straightforward question with a …

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A Realistic Look at the Cost of Owning a Bearded Dragon

In Beardie Facts by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:52 pmPets are a commitment of both your time and your money. You will owe them at least a little bit of your day for the entirety of their lives. You will also have an up front investment and a continuing investment the whole time you have your pet. This is true for all pets including bearded dragons. A bearded dragon purchased from a pet store or breeder …

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How Big Do Bearded Dragons Get?

In Beardie Facts by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:50 pmWhen we went to visit our rescue beardie, Bacardi, for the first time, there were several other bearded dragons there as well. Bacardi was sharing a small enclosure with another rather aggressive beardie. She was and still is, very small for her age. Across the room was Pancake. Pancake was a beast of a male bearded dragon with sole ownership of a much larger enclosure. It was …

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

In Beardie Facts, Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:49 pmWhen 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 unless they feel threatened or mistake your fingers for food, they will …

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Bathing Your Bearded Dragon – A Complete Guide With Pictures

In Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:48 pmOne of the very first things I learned about bearded dragons is that every one of them is different. Their behavior and needs vary wildly from one to the next. Because of this, it can be hard to find good answers about them on the internet. Lots of people can tell you what works for their beardie, but very few can help you figure out what’s right …

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Proper Basking Temperatures For Bearded Dragons

In Care, Habitat by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:48 pmI live near Chicago and I’m not the biggest fan of the cold we get in the winter. But at least I can put on a coat. As cool as I think it would be if my bearded dragon, Bacardi, could put on a coat when she’s cold, it wouldn’t actually do her any good. Instead, our beardies rely on us to provide them with a nice …

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32 Strange & Interesting Facts About Bearded Dragons

In Beardie Facts by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:44 pmThe more I sit in front of our bearded dragon, Bacardi’s, vivarium, the more I wonder about her. How does her vision work? How good is her sense of smell? What would she be doing if she lived in the wild? There are lots of things we’ll never know about our beloved bearded dragons, but there’s also a lot of information out there. With my curiosity piqued, …

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18 Critical Things to Know Before Buying a Bearded Dragon

In Beardie Facts, Care by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:43 pmWe did a ton of research before bringing a bearded dragon home as a pet. We read forums. We bought ebooks and video courses. We watched hours upon hours of YouTube. After all that, we thought we were prepared to give our new beardie a great home. But as with many things in life, nothing can prepare you for something quite like actually doing it. Now that …

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12 Essential Things All Bearded Dragons Need

In Beardie Facts, Care, Habitat, Nutrition by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 12:43 pmOne of the great things about bearded dragons (and as an owner, you’ll come to realize there are a lot of great things!) is that they are a relatively easy pet to keep. They aren’t maintenance free, of course, but they aren’t labor intensive either. When you take a step back there are only a handful of things that you absolutely must get right to raise a …