Yes, bearded dragons can hear – and they can hear very well. They are also extremely sensitive to vibrations and will usually be able to detect someone’s movement.
Yes, bearded dragons have very useful vision to hunt for food. They can see full color, however their depth perception is bad since their eyes are on the sides of their head (causing them to run into things).
Yes, bearded dragons can swim. Some dragons are actually very good swimmers. However, it is a life/death scenario for your dragon so always monitor it when he/she is swimming and don’t purposefully force your dragon to swim.
Although rare, yes, bearded dragons can bite whenever they feel threatened or are in a bad mood. Be careful because their bites can hurt and can sometimes draw blood.
Yes, all lizards carry salmonella. Keep in mind though, you have a better risk of getting salmonella from handling eggs at the supermarket than you do from your bearded dragon. However, it is still considered smart to wash your hands before and after handling a bearded dragon.
Yes, bearded dragons are avid climbers and often climb rocks and trees in nature. You should make sure your dragon has a place to climb inside of his/her tank.
Yes, bearded dragon have teeth. Their front teeth are used for biting and tearing their prey and will fall out regularly. Their side teeth are used for eating plants and are permanent.
Yes, in the wild bearded dragons will go through brumation which is a semi-hibernation phase. As pets, most bearded dragons will go through a brumation cycle, but some may not. It is mostly dependent on the hormones within your dragon and the environment/temperature he/she is in.
No, bearded dragons do not lose their tails. They are unable to re-grow any part of their body, so if they lose their tail, it is not coming back.
Yes, bearded dragons will occasionally shed their skin. Young dragons will frequently shed their skin as they grow, while adult dragons will shed a couple times per year.
Generally bearded dragons do not smell if they are kept clean. However, if they are not properly maintained then they can begin to develop an unpleasant odor.
Bearded dragon’s predators include birds, large snakes, bigger lizards, and dogs.
Yes,bearded dragons make excellent pets. They are easy to maintain, gentle, and don’t take up much space.
The cost of a bearded dragon depends on its age and color. You can normally get bearded dragons for $60-$100, but you can also find them for free in the classifieds or can pay up to $1,200.00 for rare morphs from selective breeders.
Baby bearded dragons are generally cheaper than adult bearded dragons. Baby bearded dragons cost anywhere from $30-$60.
You can get bearded dragons from local pet stores, breeders, and sometimes you can even find bearded dragons in classified ads or on craigslist.
The size of a bearded dragon tank depends on how large your bearded dragon is. Most dragons will be happy in a 40 gallon tank when they are full grown, however very large dragons may require larger tanks.
To make a vivarium for your bearded dragon, you will need to get the proper bearded dragon supplies.
The average life span of bearded dragons depends on it’s diet, health, and stress. Normal bearded dragons will live to be 8-12 years old.
The size of a bearded dragon is dependant on its diet and habitat. Under ideal circumstances a bearded dragon will normally reach 18-22 inches.
Bearded dragons do well living with each other when they are young, however adult bearded dragons do best apart. Sometimes females will live together without any issues but males need to be alone.
Bearded dragons should never live with any other types of lizard. Even if the lizards are not aggressive towards each other, the bacteria that may be normal to one could be lethal to another.
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