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Bearded dragon Lifespan
Average lifespan of the bearded dragon lizard in the wild is between six and 10 years. However, there are reports of specimens living twice that long in captivity, when well cared for. If you want your beardie to live a long happy life, the key is the proper habitat and diet. Inclusive is all the parameters within that habitat. Temperature, humidity, substrate, lighting, feeding and supplements all play a major role answering the question, just how long does a bearded dragon live?
Bearded dragon life expectancy
When looking to find out the bearded dragon life expectancy, consider if they are cared for as pets in captivity properly, or if they are living in the wild in their original place of origin. Properly cared for bearded dragons in pet homes can live over 12-15 years. In the wild, the lifespan is typically 8-12 years.
bearded dragon care guide
We have some absolutely stunning bearded dragons for sale online from top quality bearded dragon breeder bloodlines! All of our baby bearded dragons for sale online come with our full live arrival and health guarantee! Here at CB Reptile, we have a real biologist on site. CB strives to provide you the best quality baby bearded dragon for sale in the USA.
Here at CB Reptile, we handle all of our baby bearded dragon for sale early and often! We beleive it is important to handle them often in order to ensure a tame, pet quality bearded dragon. Once shipped, your baby bearded dragon will arrive the following morning. It is our goal to provide pet bearded dragons for sale that you can enjoy for years to come.
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We have a wide variety of bearded dragon color morphs, also known as bearded dragon morphs for sale including citrus bearded dragons for sale, wiblit bearded dragons, leatherback bearded dragons, hypo bearded dragon, hypo-trans bearded dragons for sale, yellow, red, and more. If you are looking for a leatherback bearded dragon for sale, check out these as well as our hypo bearded dragon for sale
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Did you know that the baby bearded dragon for sale is generally considered one of the all-time best pet lizards?
Beardies are well known for being alert, easy to care for and tame when handled properly. Bearded dragons are a fun reptile to own for sure. It’s easy to enjoy watching your beardie, whether during a feeding frenzy chasing crickets or interacting with another bearded dragon. Bearded dragons really do exhibit some interesting behaviors, even including arm waving at one another.
Bearded dragon interaction
Believe it or not, actual arm waiving takes place, a female lifts her front leg in the air and “waves” it as a submissive gesture. A spiny “beard” from which the lizard gets its common name the “bearded” dragon also is shown most of the time. Beardies also do this when scared or alarmed. Captive bred and well cared for beardies do not do this often, or at all. Also, you may seem them do this when feeding, though it is not typical. Lastly, some times baby bearded dragons for sale can be a tad flighty at first. Once they calm down, they quickly can become tame relaxed pet lizards that are very rewarding to own!
Buy your next Bearded Dragon from the best bearded dragon breeders!
Bearded dragons for sale are commonly available at pet stores, reptile expos, and bearded dragon breeders’ websites. As a bearded dragon breeder, our goal is to produce the most beautiful specimens that also make the best pets.
A real bearded dragon breeder should be trusted much more over a reseller like a Pet store selling bearded dragons for sale. Also, experienced baby bearded dragon breeders will be able to provide you the proper bearded dragon care information. Because this is important and will enable you to provide proper baby bearded dragon care, after purchasing a healthy baby bearded dragon for sale.
Captive-bred specimens are highly recommended because they are usually healthier. Also, captive bred bearded dragons for sale are much calmer in captivity than wild-caught animals. Various color morphs are available, too (though they’re more costly than “normal-colored” animals).
baby bearded dragon Size
Bearded Hatchlings measure about 4 to 5 inches including tail. Once fully mature, large adult bearded dragons for sale can be reach 2 feet in overall length. A larger but docile lizard, the bearded dragon, once full mature can make an impressive pet lizard. Handling your baby bearded dragon early and often before it is a full grown adult is a good idea.
Handle your baby bearded dragon while they are
Once the bearded dragons are full size you will be happy you handled them while small. Bearded dragons size also depends a bit on genetics. Some bearded dragon morphs may end up growing larger than others.
Bearded Dragon Habitat
While a hatchling bearded dragon for sale could live in a 20-gallon aquarium for a short time, it will quickly need a larger bearded dragon habitat. A 75-gallon aquarium / fish tank or equal-sized enclosure will work for up to two adult bearded dragons for sale. Screening the top of your habitat will help with ventilation. This should be done whether as a top on an aquarium enclosure or any other type of habitat used so air flow is acheived. We use custom enclosures here at CB for all of our bearded dragon breeders.
During warm weather, both baby and adult bearded dragons can be kept in outdoor cages. Be sure the outdoor enclosure provides both sunny basking areas and shady areas to hide in. Also provide some type of shelter from the rain and elements.
Provide access to the sun or alternative UVB bearded dragon lights
Having access to the sun outdoors provides healthy UVA and UVB to your beardie. Remember, normally bearded dragons like to climb, so some sturdy branches make an important part of establishing normal activity within the bearded dragon enclosures. If you are not using outdoors for subnlight be sure you are providing ample amounts of UVB thru UVB lighitng. We prefer and recommend using t5 high output UVB lamps as we use here at CB Reptile.
Bearded Dragon Handling and Temperament
Here at CB Reptile, we spend quite a bit of time handling all of our baby reptiles for sale. Want to learn how to hold a bearded dragon, or how to pick up a bearded dragon? Handling your bearded dragon is easy if you do it correctly!
Once used to human contact, bearded dragons are generally quite docile and will tolerate handling better than almost any other lizard species. This is especially true of adults have been handled since hatching and have spent their entire lives in captivity (of course, there may be exceptions). From day one, handling your beardie is key to raising happy and well socialized pet bearded dragon.
Baby Bearded Dragon for sale – Lighting & Temperature
Bearded dragons like it pretty darn hot. A basking spot of about 95-100 degrees works well for both baby and adult bearded dragons. The basking site can be provided by a spotlight (such as a mercury vapor bulb also known as MVB) or a ceramic heating element. Take care to be sure your heat lamp or element is positioned at one end of the enclosure so you are creating a hot and cold zone. Keeping the spotlight at one end of the cage will allow your dragon to thermoregulate as it should. Themoregulation is when your dragon will move between a cooler end of the enclosure and the basking zone in order to regulate its’ body temperature. The cooler end of the enclosure should be always around 78-80 degrees.
UVB Lighting for your baby bearded dragons
In addition to the basking spotlight, provide full-spectrum UVB (ultraviolet-B spectrum of light) lighting over the rest of the enclosure. Because lighting is critically important for dragons that are kept indoors, as it assists them in synthesizing vitamin D3, which aids in calcium absorption. also, there are many types of bearded dragon UV lights available. Be sure to consult with store employees and read the packaging to determine the best for your setup. Also, spend some time reviewing our free bearded dragon care sheet.
Heat can also be provided using reptile heat tape controlled by a reptile thermostat. Also, you may use ceramic heat emitters and other devices available here at CB reptile. Keep a thermometer in the enclosure to track the cage temperature. At night, temperatures may go as low as 65 degrees.
Bearded Dragon Food
Bearded dragons are omnivorous, meaning they eat both animal and plant matter. They are not usually picky and eat with gusto. Insects, such as crickets and mealworms, should be dusted with a vitamin/mineral supplement and calcium. Dusting can be achieved by placing the insects in a plastic bag with some of the powder and shaking the bag to lightly coat the insects prior to offering them to your lizards.
Also offer baby bearded dragons finely chopped veggies (such as romaine lettuce, zucchini, carrots, etc.), greens (collard, mustard, dandelion, etc.) and fruit (kiwi, banana, mango, etc.). Use healthy, vitamin-rich items; sprinkle the appropriate amount of powdered supplements on these foods, too. Avoid iceberg lettuce because it is not nutritious.
Bearded dragons will also eat pinky mice, and a wide variety of nutritionally balanced manufactured diets are available at pet stores, too. Again, if you keep your dragons on sand, offer food on a shallow dish rather than placing it directly on the substrate.
Water For Your Inland baby Bearded Dragon
Mist bearded dragons using a water spray bottle; they’ll lick water droplets off cage walls, rocks, etc., as well as themselves. Don’t overdo it; you don’t want their enclosure to get too wet and become humid. Offer water in a dish that is large enough for them to soak. Be sure to keep this dish and the water in it clean.
Bearded Dragon Substrate
Like most species of pet lizards for sale, bearded dragon habitats require proper substrate. Wondering what is the best substrate for a bearded dragon? There are quite a few options as far as what is the best substrate for a bearded dragon habitat. Sand is commonly used with bearded dragons, though there is a concern, especially when keeping young lizards, that intestinal impaction could result if they accidentally eat some. It is not recommended that you keep young bearded dragons on reptile sand, or any kind of loose substrate. Newspaper, paper toweling or reptile carpet (though watch for loose threads or areas that can snag dragon toenails) would be better choices.
Adult bearded dragons for sale can be kept on these same substrates. If you must use sand, playground sand (available at hardware and do-it-yourself stores) is a the better option due to the fact that it’s not as dusty as other types of sand. Alternatives exist however they may not be labeled as “reptile sand”. You can also purchase digestible “reptile sand” at reptile and pet stores, though opinions on the safety of these are varied. If you try some, be sure to follow manufacturer directions specific to the species of animal you are working with. Only use sand mixed with clean organic soil that has not been treated with any fertilizers, pesticides, etc., can also be used with adult bearded dragons.
If you keep your baby bearded dragons on sand, reduce the risk of impaction by offering food on a shallow dish rather than placing it directly on the substrate. They could ingest the sand if you do not feed within a food dish, keeping sand away from their food.
About Bearded Dragons for sale
Although several other species are becoming available to the pet trade, the most commonly available variety is the central or inland bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps. This species is native to arid, rocky areas of Australia, and is typically tan/brown in coloration (but several color morphs are also available).
The bearded dragon name is derived from the spines that line their throats. These spines usually lie flat but if the dragon feels threatened, the throat is expanded causing the spines to stand up and making the dragon look like they have a beard and more intimidating (especially combined with their tendency to flatten their bodies to appear wider). However, bearded dragons are generally docile and their aggressive displays are rarely seen in captivity which makes them very popular pet reptiles for sale.
Handling your baby bearded dragon regularly is important!
When handled regularly, baby bearded dragons for sale can turn into excellent pet bearded dragons as they mature. We handle our baby bearded dragons for sale as often as possible to ensure they’ll adjust quickly and become a tame pet bearded dragon sooner then you’d expect.
Choose CB Reptile as your bearded dragon breeders!
With a Biologist ON SITE, all of our bearded dragon babies for sale are outstandingly vibrant with color! Also, all of our baby beardies will come with our live arrival and full 7-day health guarantee. Our juvenile, young adult or baby bearded dragon for sale are ready to ship to your door via FedEx or UPS in heated or cooled containers and will arrive the morning after shipment. Typically they leave here around 7 pm and are on your doorstep the next morning between 8-10am. Buy your new pet bearded dragon from the best-bearded dragon breeders near me in the USA!