Guide to Having a Pet Bearded Dragon
Have you ever thought about having a bearded dragon as a pet? These spry creatures are fun-loving and very active, providing families with plenty of bonding time and interaction. They can be very tame animals too. The key to keeping a healthy pet is to give them the same routine medical care you provide for yourself and your family.
Bearded dragon tips
Use a large tank with a screen on top – at least 40 gallons or larger
Provide shady and lighted areas
Use heat and ultraviolet lights
Keep the enclosure between 80 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day with a warm and cool side
Do not let the temperature drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night
Mist dragons with water
Offer a variety of fresh produce like kale, collard greens, dandelion, berries, and peppers
Give appropriately sized and amount of gut loaded insects depending on your bearded dragons age
Keep water for drinking and bathing clean and accessible
Put food in a dish
Use reptile carpet, towels, paper towels or slate as bedding to prevent things such as impaction from sand
Bearded dragon health tips
Buying bearded dragon supplies is easiest when getting information first from an exotic pet vet. You should always schedule a wellness visit at the clinic when you get a new bearded dragon. This exam gives the exotic vet a history for your pet. Your pet should have an exam each year to check for diseases and potential health issues.
Long Island Bird & Exotic Veterinary Clinic provides proven and reputable care for your exotic animals. We have specialized equipment, skilled personnel, and an exceptional record of care. Our center has surgical and anesthetic equipment on-site.
Before you bring home your pet, be sure to promote excellent health with an exotic vet visit by calling 516-482-1101.