So you've been bitten by the Beardie Bug?!
Bearded Dragons are one of the most popular pet reptiles in today’s market. Their needs are simple, but if not provided for correctly (as with any animal), they can become ill, which can result in death.
Our Bearded Dragons are sure to make an excellent addition to your family as your new exotic pet. We handle our Bearded Dragons daily, which allows them to become accustomed to human contact and aids in their transition into your family setting more smoothly and with less stress.
All dragons should have routine check-ups at a “reptile” veterinarian. These should be scheduled at about seven months of age and again at one year. Afterwards, a yearly check-up is adequate, just before your dragon goes into brumation. Be sure to have your vet check for parasites and worms, which they can get from the feeder crickets (they can build up in your dragon’s digestive system during the brumation period when he/she won’t be eating or pooping). It is normal for dragons to have a small level of parasites in their system, but if your dragon is stressed and does not eat, this could be an indication that parasites may have reached an unhealthy level. A vet visit is needed at this point; their health is at risk and he/she is in need of treatment and/or medication. To help you find a reptile vet in your area,.. we have provided a "reptile vet search" link on our "Links" page.
Dragons develop their own personalities, likes, dislikes, and funny little quirks. You will discover these traits over time. Always remember that there will be an adjustment period for your new dragon. Getting acclimated to his/her new environment and family can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.
Do some research and gather as much information as you can about Bearded Dragons and how to provide your new pet with the best care possible. Make a small investment into a good guide on Bearded Dragons. “The Bearded Dragon Manual” is one of the best books we have seen and we consider it a “must have” for any new owner. It is available in most pet and bookstores.
Below are links to more information you will need in order to properly care for your new Bearded Dragon.