Witblits Bearded Dragon- Babies (Online Exclusive!)
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Bearded dragons (also known as the inland bearded dragon, central bearded dragon, or yellow-headed bearded dragon) are agamid lizards native to eastern and central Australia They can be found in a variety of habitats, from the desert to scrublands and even dry forests. They earned their name from their spiky, expandable throat pouch that can look very much like a beard, especially when it darkens to black.
These lizards are diurnal, meaning that they are most active during the day. They love to bask, and are commonly found sunbathing on everything from rocks and fallen branches to fenceposts and picnic tables. Being semiarboreal, bearded dragons are both excellent climbers and skilled burrowers, and naturally dig burrows for shelter from predators and the elements. Since they are diurnal, they also do their hunting during the day. Bearded dragons are omnivorous, so aside from munching a variety of vegetation, they mostly prey upon insects, with the occasional small rodent or lizard.
- Sticky tongue for grabbing insect prey, like a chameleon
- Third (parietal) eye on top of their head for detecting predators
- Spiky scales—usually soft—can be tightened into a sharp spines for self-defense
- Can darken their color to absorb heat more efficiently
- Can inflate abdomen to facilitate floating in deep water
Aside from providing plenty of space for exercise, the enclosure needs to be big enough to facilitate a proper temperature gradient:
- Juvenile bearded dragons (up to 12 inches) can be kept in a 20 gallon long tank, dimensions 30″ x 13″ x 13″.
- Adult bearded dragons should be kept in a 40 gallon breeder tank, dimensions 36″ x 18″ x 18″.
This is the bare minimum, and extra floor space as well as climbing room is always appreciated. In fact, lately there has been a shift in the bearded dragon community to suggest that 75 gallons (48″ x 18″ x 21″) is the ideal minimum size for an adult bearded dragon.
- They must have UVB radiation
- Plenty of bright, white light is needed for energy, appetite, and mental health
The temperatures in their enclosure should be:
- Basking surface gradient — 104-113°F (40-45°C)
- Ambient/air temperatures — 77-86°F (25-30°C)
- Cool surface temperatures — 77-86°F (25-30°C)
- Night drop — 68-77°F (20-25°C
The number of times you should feed you bearded dragon over the coarse of time based on age:
- Hatchlings under 2 months: 2x daily
- Juveniles between 3-4 months: 1x daily
- Juveniles between 4-12 months: 4x weekly
- Subadults between 12-18 months: 3x weekly
- Subadults between 18-24 months: 2x weekly
- Adults: 1x weekly
The best feeder insects to give your Beardie:
- Dubia roaches
- Black Soldier Fly Larvae (phoenix worms)
- Repashy Grub Pie gel mix