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Bearded Dragon

The bearded dragon lives up to its name: Like a dragon, it’s equipped with the armor of spiny reptilian scales, which include a “beard” of spikes under its chin that puffs up depending on its mood. These are one of the most popularly kept pet reptile species. In the wild, bearded dragons’ range extends across most of Australia.

 

They typically prefer to stick to warm, arid areas: deserts, subtropical woodlands, savannas, and scrublands. A warm habitat is crucial for bearded dragons. They’re cold-blooded and rely on external heat sources to raise their body temperature, which varies according to the temperature of their environment. They bask in the sun to warm themselves and can burrow underground to avoid extreme heat and predators.

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Bearded dragons are not picky eaters. With their strong jaws, they can clench and crush hard-shelled insects like beetles. Young bearded dragons are omnivorous. They eat an even split of insects and plants, so they get all of their nutritional needs met as they grow. The older they get, the fewer insects they eat and the more herbivorous they become. Full-grown bearded dragons eat about 80% of plant matter.

 

Bearded dragons can be offered insects like crickets, mealworms, super worms, and waxworms. Bearded dragons eat lots of dark, leafy greens, carrots, squash, and peas that can all be offered daily. Fruits, like melons, berries, and citrus, should only be offered to your pet once a week. Additionally, dust an adult’s food with calcium/Vitamin D3 powder two times a week and a juvenile's four times a week.

Feeding Bearded Dragon

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