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.

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Three friendly bearded dragons

Are Bearded Dragons Friendly?

Bearded dragons are scaly and cold-blooded, and they look a little like baby dinosaurs. If you’re thinking of bringing one home, it’s only natural for you to wonder if these...

Are Bearded Dragons Friendly?

Bearded dragons are scaly and cold-blooded, and they look a little like baby dinosaurs. If you’re thinking of bringing one home, it’s only natural for you to wonder if these...

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Bowl of arugula for bearded dragons

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Arugula?

With its signature peppery flavor, arugula makes a great topping for pizza, mixer for salads, and garnish for sandwiches. It’s a good source of calcium, potassium, and folate, along with...

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Arugula?

With its signature peppery flavor, arugula makes a great topping for pizza, mixer for salads, and garnish for sandwiches. It’s a good source of calcium, potassium, and folate, along with...

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A reptile that can eat Dubia roaches

Are Dubia Roaches Good Feeders for Reptiles?

There are lots of feeders available for reptiles. Dubia roaches are repeatedly touted as the best option—and for good reason. In fact, Dubia roaches are strong contenders for many exotic...

Are Dubia Roaches Good Feeders for Reptiles?

There are lots of feeders available for reptiles. Dubia roaches are repeatedly touted as the best option—and for good reason. In fact, Dubia roaches are strong contenders for many exotic...

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Bearded dragon salad and 3 cartoon bearded dragons

How Often Do Bearded Dragons Eat? Feeding Chart...

Bearded dragons are carnivorous reptiles from the deserts of Australia. In the wild, they eat live insects and vegetables, with the occasional fruit or flower. But of course, it isn’t...

How Often Do Bearded Dragons Eat? Feeding Chart...

Bearded dragons are carnivorous reptiles from the deserts of Australia. In the wild, they eat live insects and vegetables, with the occasional fruit or flower. But of course, it isn’t...

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Yellow onions

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Onions? Green Onion, Le...

From burgers to stir frys to salsas, onions are a staple ingredient for us people. Are they a staple for bearded dragons, too? Whether it’s red, white, yellow, and green...

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Onions? Green Onion, Le...

From burgers to stir frys to salsas, onions are a staple ingredient for us people. Are they a staple for bearded dragons, too? Whether it’s red, white, yellow, and green...

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Two toothbrushes - how to clean bearded dragon teeth

To Brush or Not to Brush: Taking Care of Your B...

Oral health is a key part of your dragon’s overall wellbeing. In fact, if their oral health is neglected, some serious health problems can occur. So it’s important to know...

To Brush or Not to Brush: Taking Care of Your B...

Oral health is a key part of your dragon’s overall wellbeing. In fact, if their oral health is neglected, some serious health problems can occur. So it’s important to know...

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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