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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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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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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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What Type of Worms Make Good Feeders for your Bearded Dragon?

Imagine eating the same thing every day. The exact. Same. Thing. Even if it was your favorite food, you’d eventually grow to hate it. Pizza… Again?!?!? Not only would you start to dislike whatever your food of choice was, but you would also pretty quickly start to see nutritional deficiencies as well. As humans, we …

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Supplements For Your Bearded Dragon, A Helpful Guide

Supplement. That word can evoke strong reactions among some people. For humans, the supplement industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar behemoth full of hucksters and charlatans. That is one of the many possible reasons that some bearded dragon owners dismiss the importance of buying supplements for their beardies. Whether it’s a complete lack of …

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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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11 Things You Didn’t Know Your Bearded Dragon Would Love

In another article, we outlined the 12 essential things that all bearded dragons need. These essentials are the minimum for keeping a happy and healthy bearded dragon as a pet, but what about those of us that don’t want just the minimum for our beardie? Your beardie will spend the majority of its life in …

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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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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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A Realistic Look at the Cost of Owning a Bearded Dragon

Pets 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 …

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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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Crickets vs. Dubia Roaches – Finding the Best Feeder Insect For Your Bearded Dragon

One of the most important things about owning any animal is feeding it a healthy and appropriate diet. For cats and dogs, that’s pretty easy. When it comes to bearded dragons, it gets a little more complex. What’s better for your beardie, crickets, or roaches? To see all the foods you can and can’t feed …

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Bathing Your Bearded Dragon – A Complete Guide With Pictures

One 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 …

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Are Bearded Dragons Good With Children?

I don’t know of any kids who don’t, at some point, want a pet. The usual requests are dogs and cats. Occasionally there will be the odd request for hamsters, rabbits, or guinea pigs, too. But there’s another less common choice that I think should be considered—the bearded dragon. Bearded dragons make great pets for …

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32 Strange & Interesting Facts About Bearded Dragons

The 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 …

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18 Critical Things to Know Before Buying a Bearded Dragon

We 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 …

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