Bearded Dragons as Pets

There are many reasons why bearded dragons make such great pets, and in this post, I’m going to be discussing some of them.

Friendly

The bearded dragon is a good-natured, docile and friendly lizard that enjoys to be touched, held and stroked. Many bearded dragons will happily sit on your shoulder and provide you with company whilst you go about your household tasks.

Size

Bearded dragons are not too large (between 12 and 24cm long), which means, compared to other reptiles, they do not take up a lot of space. You will need a vivarium or tank for your bearded dragons, which can be quite long (4 or 5 feet) but this makes an interesting and aesthetic focus point for the room they are in.

Diet

Bearded dragons are omnivorous and enjoy a wide range of different foods that are readily available from your local supermarket or pet store. Because they don’t have any specific or unusual dietary requirements, their diet can easily be catered for. You can find out more about what to feed your bearded dragon here.

Fun

You can’t play with a bearded dragon like you can with a dog, but they can provide lots of viewing entertainment as they scuttle around your home. They also love to be held and stroked under the chin.

Easy To Care For

Compared to other lizards and reptiles, Bearded Dragons are one of the easiest species to care for. Of course, you do have to cater for their environmental requirements by providing a vivarium for them to live in and you do have to make sure their dietary needs are met, but once you’ve set it up and got into a routine, it takes very little time out of your schedule.

Same Sleeping Patterns

Like humans, bearded dragons are diurnal, which means they are awake during the day and sleep at night. This means that unless you work the night-shift, your bearded dragon will be awake and able to interact at the same times as you.

Not Too Rare

Finally, although bearded dragons make an interesting and unusual pet, they are not so rare that you will have difficulty finding a breeder to get one from. In addition, because of their popularity as a household pet, there is lots of information, both online and offline, about caring for these wonderful creatures.

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