Bearded Dragon Lifespan
Over the years, massive improvements have been made in bearded dragon husbandry practices. People used to believe that dragons only live five to seven years however with further research and people applying information more we’ve discovered that dragons can actually live ten to fifteen years sometimes longer depending on the quality of care and the Dragons history.
Bearded Dragon Size
The species most commonly kept in captivity is Pogona vitticeps or the Central / Inland bearded dragon. These generally reach sizes of about eighteen to twenty-four inches from snout to tail tip.
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How to Maximize the Lifespan of Bearded Dragons?
The following are the top three ways to maximize your bearded dragon’s lifespan and ensure that he will live life to the fullest.
- True Love and Care Raising
Just like any other pet, bearded dragons require your full attention and genuine interest for their well-being.
- A Varied Diet
Bearded dragons need a mixed diet of insects and vegetables to live a healthy life. Adult bearded dragons need 80% plant protein and 20% animal protein while baby dragon needs 80% animal protein and 20% plant protein.
- Provide Them the Best Environment Possible
This means giving them an enclosure, a good temperature, UVB lighting, substrate and structures for it to climb on.