Bearded Dragon Care Sheet

Bearded Dragon

About Bearded Dragons

Bearded Dragons make a wonderful pet for both beginners and advanced reptile keepers.

Sleep Pattern: Diurnal

Max Size: 12-18 Inches, half of which is tail.

Life Span: 3-10 Years with proper care.

Habitat Requirements for a Bearded Dragon

The adult should live in at least a 40-65 gallon breeder tank. One side of the tank should be used as a basking area with a heating pad, where as the other side should be a little cooler.


Change water and remove feces daily. Thoroughly clean the tank at least once a week: set your Bearded Dragon aside in a secure tank. Scrub the tank and furnishings with a cleaning solution. Rinse thoroughly with water, remove the smell of bleach and add clean substrate.


Calcium based sand for adult or
decomposed granite.


100˚F on the warm end and 70˚F at the cool end. Use an incandescent light or a ceramic heater as a primary heat source


Provide needed UBV rays with a full spectrum fluorescent light for 10-12 hours a day.

Diet for a Bearded Dragon

Feed adult dragons 3-5 times a week; feed juveniles every day. Juveniles will eat more live food where adults will eat more vegetation.


Shallow water dish changed daily. Sometimes they do enjoy soaking.

Grooming for Bearded Dragons

Give dragon a light misting every other week to keep skin humidified and easy to shed, however tank should never be damp. Carefully clip toenails when too long.

Special Notes on Bearded Dragons

Always wash hands before and after handling your Bearded Dragon.

NOTICE: *As with any pet, it is important that you find a veterinarian that practices in the certified care for your animal. This guide is general in nature and should not be used to diagnose your pet.

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