Bearded Dragon Care

Looking for advice on caring for a bearded dragon? Maybe you’re new to bearded dragons entirely and don’t know where to start. Welcome to your go-to guide! Our quick tips, advice, and in-depth articles will walk you through the basics and beyond. From fun facts and feeding charts to deep dives and extensive guides, you’ll find everything you need to become a bearded dragon care expert.

Most importantly, you’ll be equipped to give your beloved beardie a healthy, happy life.

Bearded Dragon Eating Dubia Roaches
Bearded dragon, possibly with gut impaction

Bearded Dragon Impaction: Everything You Need t...

If you’ve got a bearded dragon, you’ve probably heard of gut impaction. Gut impaction is a common but serious issue that can cause death in severe cases. Here’s everything you...

Bearded Dragon Impaction: Everything You Need t...

If you’ve got a bearded dragon, you’ve probably heard of gut impaction. Gut impaction is a common but serious issue that can cause death in severe cases. Here’s everything you...

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Several halves of papayas in a star shape

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Papaya?

Papaya is a soft and delicious fruit that has the texture and sweetness of cantaloupe and the tropical flavor of mango. So if you like those two fruits (or if...

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Papaya?

Papaya is a soft and delicious fruit that has the texture and sweetness of cantaloupe and the tropical flavor of mango. So if you like those two fruits (or if...

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Animated image of a yellow bearded dragon and a green bearded dragon

Bearded Dragon Fun Facts: 29 Cool Things You Pr...

How much do you really know about bearded dragons? If you want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place! Once you read these 29 fun facts about bearded...

Bearded Dragon Fun Facts: 29 Cool Things You Pr...

How much do you really know about bearded dragons? If you want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place! Once you read these 29 fun facts about bearded...

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Closeup of a bearded dragon showing its tongue

Is My Bearded Dragon’s Tongue Normal? Here’s Wh...

Bearded dragon tongues are fascinating. They are forked (almost imperceptibly), sticky, and thick—in some ways resembling a snake’s tongue, but in many ways not. (Forked, sticky, and thick: try getting...

Is My Bearded Dragon’s Tongue Normal? Here’s Wh...

Bearded dragon tongues are fascinating. They are forked (almost imperceptibly), sticky, and thick—in some ways resembling a snake’s tongue, but in many ways not. (Forked, sticky, and thick: try getting...

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Budgeting for a Bearded Dragon: What Is the Real Cost?

Budgeting for a Bearded Dragon: What Is the Rea...

Are bearded dragons expensive? Can you afford a bearded dragon? How much should you be prepared to spend if you’re interested in owning one?  Some new Dragon Keepers don’t realize...

Budgeting for a Bearded Dragon: What Is the Rea...

Are bearded dragons expensive? Can you afford a bearded dragon? How much should you be prepared to spend if you’re interested in owning one?  Some new Dragon Keepers don’t realize...

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Leopard gecko vs bearded dragon on a green background

Leopard Gecko vs. Bearded Dragon: Which Is a Be...

So you are thinking about getting a reptile. Maybe for yourself or for your child. Congratulations! Reptiles make amazing pets if you are willing to put in the time and...

Leopard Gecko vs. Bearded Dragon: Which Is a Be...

So you are thinking about getting a reptile. Maybe for yourself or for your child. Congratulations! Reptiles make amazing pets if you are willing to put in the time and...

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Caring for Bearded Dragons 101

Caring for a bearded dragon—like any pet—takes some time and effort. If you are totally new to bearded dragons and wondering where to start, this blog will be a trusted companion on your reptile adventure.

If you’re on the fence about getting a bearded dragon and you want to know more about the care requirements, here are some key questions to consider:

  • Where will you keep your dragon’s terrarium? (Their enclosures aren’t exactly tiny or compact.)
  • Are you in it for the long haul? (Bearded dragons can live ten years or more when well cared for.)
  • Are you ok with handling live insects on a daily basis? (Pellet food and freeze-dried insects are not good for your dragon.)
  • Do you have time to clean the tank? (Spot clean daily, deeper cleans weekly/monthly.)
  • Is there a good reptile or exotic animal vet near you or within reasonable driving distance? (This is necessary for annual vet visits and in case your dragon gets sick or injured.)

This bearded dragon care blog will help you dive deeper into the above topics and more. Learn about your dragon’s dietary needs, potential health issues, surprising behaviors, and even how they like to play. Together we’ll make sure your bearded dragon is receiving the very best care.

Are Bearded Dragons Easy to Take Care Of?

Bearded dragons can be considered a beginner to intermediate reptile. They are not necessarily hard to take care of, but they do require a level of involvement and setup that is beyond what other traditional beginner reptiles require (like leopard geckos). If you are interested in reptiles and find bearded dragons fascinating, they can make wonderful companions. The trick is learning the basics and expanding your knowledge from there.

 Are Bearded Dragons Hard to Take Care Of?

Whether bearded dragons are hard or easy to take care of depends on your willingness to dive in and learn everything you can about bearded dragon care. Putting together a terrarium for the first time might be hard—but once you understand heating, lighting, and substrate requirements, it’s not so intimidating. Buying live insects and feeding them to your dragon for the first time might be a little weird and different—but it will become second nature before too long.

So, are bearded dragons easy to take care of? Or hard to take care of? It depends. Regardless, if you love animals (especially reptiles) and you’re dedicated to giving your beardie an awesome life, then the responsibilities of caring for a bearded dragon are totally worth it!

More Questions about Caring for a Bearded Dragon?

If there is a topic we haven’t covered that you’d like us to write about, or if you have questions or comments to share, our team is always willing to help out in any way we can. Email us anytime at team@dragonsdiet.com