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QnA on Bearded dragon enclosure

Bearded dragon enclosure

When it comes to bearded dragon enclosures, there are a few different options you can go with.  The most popular option is to set up a tank. Tanks can be bought pre-made or you can make your own. If you buy a pre-made tank, just be sure to get the right size for your bearded dragon. The minimum size for a bearded dragon is 20 gallons, but bigger is always better. 

    If you want to make your own tank, there are many different kit options that are cheap and easy to set up.

    Whatever enclosure you choose, it's important to provide plenty of space for your bearded dragon to move around and climb. Bearded dragons like to climb and bask in the sun, so be sure to provide some branches or other objects for them to climb on.

    How many enclosures does a bearded dragon need?

    The 10 gallon glass aquarium tank is ideal for young bearded dragons. As the beardie develops, you need to expand the tank. For adults, you will need a long glass aquarium tank of 20-50 gallons. Beardies love to climb, so make sure you have enough vertical area with lots of branches.

    What is the best enclosure shape for a bearded dragon?

    A 75 or 120 gallon terrarium is ideal for a fully grown bearded dragon. For youngsters, some owners opt for a 40 gallon container. A little matured dragons, on the other hand, are content to live in a 75-gallon terrarium. Make sure they have a hiding place where they can feel safe.

    Is it cruel to have a bearded dragon as a pet?

    No, not really but bearded dragon can develop significant and painful health problems, such as metabolic bone disease, mouth rot, abscesses, respiratory problems, and ulcers due to lack of calcium, if not properly cared for.

    Is the bearded dragon suitable for a 50 gallon tank?

    Bearded Dragon tanks must be at least 50 gallons and no more than 120 gallons for an average sized adult beard raised in captivity. Adult bearded dragons can grow to 16 to 20 inches in length.

    Can Bearded Dragons be stored in a 3ft tank?

    Baby bearded dragons like to have plenty of space to walk around, so it's a good idea to keep them in a large tank that can expand as they grow older. Don't bother putting them in a 3ft tank and then upgrading to a 4ft tank. The increased area will not overwhelm them.

    Can a bearded dragon have a tank that is too big?

    Baby bearded dragons should be stored in tanks that are at least 20 gallons in size, preferably 40 gallons (36 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches deep). Young adults and adults should have at least a 55 gallon tank, but preferably a 75 gallon tank.

    Do I need to mist the bearded dragon?

    Mist is important not only during the molting season, but throughout the winter. Remember, the air can be very dry during the coldest months of the year. When it's cold outdoors, mist the bearded dragon and its interior a few times a week.

    Can I keep my bearded dragon in a vertical tank?

    For the bearded dragon tank, the Carolina Custom Cage 36" extra-large model is a great place to start. The extra height allows for more vertical space and a greater thermal gradient.

    Does bearded dragon need a glass tank?

    As a result, larger is always preferable. A 50-75 gallon tank is recommended to accommodate a fully grown bearded dragon. All pet stores have glass aquariums that are large enough, but if you want a different type or special tank, you'll have to buy it online.

    Does bearded dragons stink?

    Bearded dragons stink from the environment or the smell of their cages, so you should have a regular cleaning plan, along with a thorough cleaning, at least once a month. This protects the health of the bearded dragon and prevents odor.

    How long does a bearded dragon live?

    Bearded dragons, sometimes known as 'beardies', are one of the most common lizards bred in the US. They can live 10 to 15 years or more, so it's a big investment and it's important to keep them as close to the wild as possible.

    Is it true that bearded dragons are cluttered?

    A healthy adult beard can have a bowel movement up to once a day, and the tail and paws may get a bit dirty. However, cleaning up dragons is not a big deal.

    Is a 20 gallon tank big enough for a bearded dragon baby?

    If you're buying a new born bearded dragon, a tank of 20-40 gallons may be sufficient for the time being. Only beardies under 10 inches should use a 20 gallon tank. Remember that this tank will only be available for a while and the Bearded Dragon will outgrow it in a few months.

    How much does a 20 gallon aquarium cost?

    A 20 gallon aquarium costs between $100 and $150.

    How much does a 100 gallon aquarium cost?

    A simple 100 gallon acrylic tank costs between $800 and $1000. Glass tanks are cheaper than plastic tanks, but they are less robust and difficult to clean. If you want the full kit, plan to spend $1200 to $1500 on an acrylic tank, stand, and hood.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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