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QnA on DIY bearded dragon habitat

Do you want to keep a bearded dragon but don't have the time or money to build an elaborate enclosure? No problem! There are many affordable, DIY solutions for housing your new pet. 

Here are some tips for creating a simple and attractive habitat:

1. Use plywood for the enclosure floor and walls. You can cut the wood yourself or find it at a construction store. Be sure to measure your dragon's size before cutting the wood to make sure it will fit properly.

2. Add decorations using materials like fake plants, mosses, stones, or glass containers filled with fresh water. Be creative - you can create any look you want for your dragon's home!

3. Place the enclosure in a sunny spot and provide plenty of fresh water and food. Your bearded dragon will be happy and healthy in its new home!

    What materials am I able to use to construct a bearded dragon enclosure?

    Wood, plastic, and glass are the most frequent materials used to create bearded dragon cages. All three have advantages and disadvantages: wood is inexpensive but heavy; plastic is waterproof but costly; and glass provides excellent vision but is very brittle.

    What do bearded dragons need in their natural environment?

    They're cold-blooded and need a warm atmosphere to survive. During the day, a beardie's tank should be heated to between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with a midday basking place that's significantly warmer — between 100 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. A basking light may assist in keeping that area extra-warm.

    What is the ideal size of bearded dragon habitat?

    A bearded dragon terrarium should be large enough to allow for enough activity as well as an appropriate temperature gradient. A bearded dragon requires a minimum enclosure size of 48′′ x 24′′ x 24′′, or 120 x 60 x 60 cm.

    What kind of wood is suitable for bearded dragons?

    Grapewood branches, such as this one, oak, maple, driftwood, lilac, Mopani wood, fruit trees, and willow are the greatest sorts of branches for your bearded dragon's tank that you can locate for sale. Almost anything that isn't harmful may be used.

    Is it safe to keep bearded dragons in glass vivariums?

    Glass terrariums with front-open doors and mesh tops are the finest for bearded dragons. These tanks keep your bearded dragon warm, offer ventilation, and make a perfect enclosure. When purchasing a bearded dragon cage, the top three factors to consider are size, safety, and design.

    Is it necessary to keep bearded dragons in a glass enclosure?

    A cover is also required for your bearded dragon cage. A screen lid is your only choice here. Glass and plastic coverings make controlling humidity much more difficult, which might be harmful to your beardie.

    Is a water dish required for bearded dragons?

    Is a water dish required for bearded dragons? Although bearded dragons do not need a water bowl, providing water on demand may bring several advantages if maintained clean. Offering a bearded dragon water in a bowl, on the other hand, is insufficient to induce it to drink. Despite having a bowl of water at its disposal, a bearded dragon may get dehydrated.

    I'm not sure how frequently I should mist my bearded dragon.

    Misting is vital not just during shedding season, but also throughout the winter. Remember that during the coldest months of the year, the air may be exceedingly dry. Make it a point to mist your bearded dragon — and the inside of his habitat — a few times each week when it's chilly outdoors.

    What's the greatest item to put in a bearded dragon tank's bottom?

    The ideal loose substrate for bearded dragons is alfalfa pellets. This substrate is often used to feed rabbits and horses. It may, however, be used as a substrate for bearded dragons and other pets. These pellets may be safely digested by your dragon if he or she consumes them. 15-Oct-2020

    Is it okay to keep a bearded dragon in a 3ft vivarium?

    Because baby bearded dragons like having plenty of room to walk about, it's perfectly OK to keep them in a large vivarium that they can expand into as they become older. Don't bother putting them in a 3ft vivarium and then upgrading them to a 4ft vivarium; the increased area won't overwhelm them.

    Is a bearded dragon suitable for a 75-gallon tank?

    Adult bearded dragons should be kept in tanks that are at least 55 gallons but preferably 75 gallons in size. A tank no less than 75 gallons, and preferably 120 gallons, should be maintained for dragons larger than 20 inches. Remember that providing your dragon plenty of freedom to wander in his tank will make him not only happy, but also healthier!

    Is it possible to keep a newborn bearded dragon in a 40 gallon aquarium?

    A 40 gallon tank (38" X 18" X 18") is suitable for a newborn bearded dragon, however it is the maximum size I would suggest. If their cage is too huge, greater than the 40 gallon tanks, some infants may have difficulty catching and swallowing their food.

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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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