Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon

Pogona Vitticeps

Care Level: Beginner

Minimum Cage Size: 36" x 18" x 18"

Cage Material Type: Glass, PVC

Habitat: Terrestrial

Time of Activity: Diurnal

Lighting: UVB and Incandescent Heat Bulb

Basking Temp: 100 °F

Ambient Temp: 90 to 80 °F

Night Temp: Not below 65 °F

Male Avg. Maximum Size: 2ft

Female Avg. Maximum Size: 2ft

Avg. Lifespan Male: 6 to 10 years

Avg. Lifespan Female:6 to 10 years

Substrate: Newspaper, Paper Towels, Reptile Carpet, Play Sand

Substrate Depth: 0 to 2 in

Humidity level: 35 to 40%

Diet: Omnivore

List of Food Items: Insects: Crickets, Mealworms, Soldier Fly Larvae, Superworms, Silkworms
Vegetables: Romaine, Lettuce (not Iceberg), Zuchini, Carrots
Fruit: Banana, Mango, Kiwi
There is also a commercially available diet but this should not be the only thing you feed them.

Vitamins: Calcium with D3 and Multivitamin

Handleability: Yes, they are known for being tame.

Special Notes:

  • - If you use Play Sand as a substrate, you must provide a food dish to avoid impaction. Do not use Play Sand as a substrate for young Bearded Dragons.
  • - Young Bearded Dragons need to eat more insects than vegetables since they are still growing.
    You should feed your young Beardie as many insects as they can eat in a fifteen minute period three times per day.
    Adult dragons do not need as many insects. Give adults as many insects as they can eat in a 10 to 15 minute time frame once a day.
  • - Fresh Greens should always be offered.
  • - Provide a clean, shallow bowl of water. .

Adult

Feeding Frequency: Every Day

Vitamin Frequency: Dust food with Calcium with D3 every other feeding. Dust food with multivitamin once a week.

Misting Frequency: Not necessary, but can mist once a day.

Juvenile

Feeding Frequency: Every Day

Vitamin Frequency: Dust food with Calcium with D3 every other feeding. Dust food with multivitamin once a week.

Misting Frequency: Not necessary, but can mist once a day.

Hatchling

Feeding Frequency: Every Day

Vitamin Frequency: Dust food with Calcium with D3 every other feeding. Dust food with multivitamin once a week.

Misting Frequency: Not necessary, but can mist once a day.

Suggested items:

Zoo Med Reptisun 10.0 HO 34in

Zoo Med Reptisun 10.0 HO 34"

Zoo Med Reptile Hammock

Zoo Med Reptile Hammock

Fluker's Medley Treat

Bearded Dragon Medley Treat

Rep-Cal Calcium with D3

Rep-Cal Calcium with D3

Rep-Cal Herptivite Multivitamin

Rep-Cal Herptivite

Adjustable Reptile Leash

Adjustable Reptile Leash

Zilla Reptile Liner, Green

Zilla Reptile Liner, Green

Disclaimer : The information contained in the Care Sheets and on the Reptile Information pages represent opinions gathered from research conducted on the internet and therefore is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. It is always advisable to seek additional information or the advice of professional, certified reptile dealers or veterinarians before making a decision. It is recommended that you perform a lot of research on your own before implementing any of the ideas and care located on this site. I also recommend that you post any questions you may have on appropriate forums so that users with experience can provide further information.