Frilled dragons for sale
Popular as pets, frilled dragons are moderately sized lizards native to Northern Australia. Our captive bred baby frilled dragon for sale are some of the nicest frilled dragons for sale in the country. Working with top frilled dragon morphs, we are proud to offer a wide variety of frilled dragon color morphs for sale at the best prices anywhere in the USA.
Names: Frilled dragon, Chlamydosaurus kingii, frilled lizard, frill-necked dragon.
Size: 16 to 36 inches long
Lifespan: 10-15 years in captivity
Frilled Dragon Size
Hatchlings measure about 4 inches; large adults can be nearly 2-3 feet in length.
Frilled Dragon Lifespan
Average captive lifespan is between ten and fifteen years.
Frilled Dragon Habitat
While a hatchling dragon could live in a 20-gallon aquarium for a short time, it will quickly need a larger enclosure. A 75-gallon aquarium or equal-sized enclosure is OK for one or two adult dragons. Screening should be used for proper ventilation, whether as a top on an aquarium enclosure or in the construction of a custom enclosure. During warm weather, bearded dragons can be kept in outdoor cages. Be sure the outdoor enclosure provides both sunny basking areas and shady retreats, as well as shelter from rain. Having access to the sun outdoors provides healthy UV. Frilled dragons like to climb, so some sturdy branches are welcome in their enclosures.
Frilled Dragon Handling and Temperament
Want to learn how to hold a Frilled dragon, or how to pick up a frilled dragon? Handling your frilled dragon is easy, if you do it correctly! Frilled dragons are generally quite docile and will tolerate handling better than other lizard species. This is especially true of adults that have spent their entire lives in captivity (of course, there may be exceptions). It’s not unusual to visit a reptile expo and see fat and happy frilled dragons lounging amid merchandise at vendor tables, or perched on their owners’ shoulders.
Frilled Dragon Lighting and Temperature
Frilled dragons like it pretty darn hot. A basking spot of about 100 degrees works well for them. The basking site can be provided by a spotlight (such as a mercury vapor bulb AVB) or a ceramic heating element, positioned over a rock, branch, etc. at one end of the enclosure. Keeping the spotlight at one end of the cage will allow your dragon to thermoregulate (move between a cooler end of the enclosure and the hotter end with the basking area). The cooler end of the enclosure can be kept at about 80 degrees.
In addition to the basking spotlight, provide full-spectrum UVB (ultraviolet-B spectrum of light) lighting over the rest of the enclosure. This lighting is critically important for dragons that are kept indoors, as it assists them in synthesizing vitamin D3, which aids in calcium absorption. There are many types of lights available; consult with store employees and read the packaging to determine the best for your setup.
Heat can also be provided using reptile heat tape controlled by a reptile thermostat, heat emitters and other devices available in pet stores. Keep a thermometer in the enclosure to track the cage temperature. At night, it can go down to about 65 degrees.
Frilled 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 frilled 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.
Water For Your Frilled Dragon
Mist frilled 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
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 can be kept on these same substrates. If you must use sand, playground sand (available at hardware and do-it-yourself stores) is a decent choice due to the fact that it’s not as dusty as other types of 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. Sand mixed with clean soil that has not been treated with any fertilizers, pesticides, etc., can also be used with adult bearded dragons.
If you keep your bearded dragons on sand, reduce the risk of impaction by offering food on a shallow dish rather than placing it directly on the substrate.
About Frilled Dragons for sale
Although several other species are becoming available to the pet trade, the frilled dragon, Chlamydosaurus kingii. Their frilled dragon name is derived from the flaps of skin that line their throats. These flaps usually lie flat but if the dragon feels threatened, the throat is expanded causing the flaps of skin to fly outwards and making them seem more threatening and giving the appearance of being larger than they actually are. (especially combined with their tendency to flatten their bodies to appear wider). However, frilled dragons are generally docile and their aggressive displays are rarely seen in captivity which makes them very popular pet reptiles. When handled regularly, baby frilled dragons for sale can turn into excellent pet frilled dragons as they mature. We handle our baby frilled dragons for sale as often as possible to ensure they’ll adjust quickly and become a tame pet frilled dragon sooner then you’d expect.
With a Biologist ON SITE, all of our frilled dragons for sale online are outstandingly vibrant with color and all will come with our live arrival and full 7 day health guarantee. Our frilled dragons for sale are ready to ship to your door via UPS in heated or cooled containers and will arrive the morning after shipment. Typically they leave here around 5 pm and are on your doorstep the next morning between 9 am – 1 pm.
The age groups are as follows: Hatchlings 1 month old, Well started 1-2.5 months old, Juveniles 3-6 months old, young adults 6+ months old. Whatever is on hand at the time of your order is what will be shipped. The photos used are just a reference for this morph and not the exact animal you will be receiving. Colors/patterns will vary as each animal is completely unique.
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