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How to set up an enclosure for a beard dragon?
02-27-2013, 01:10 PM,
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How to set up an enclosure for a beard dragon?
Beard dragon seems to be very popular as among reptile pet keepers. They have great personalities and they like to hang around humans. I have learned they are not really a beginner reptile pet because they are quite demanding.

I guess in order to get a beard dragon and care for it properly, a proper enclosure should be set up first.

What are some requirements for a proper setup for a beard dragon?

Tank? Cage? What size?
Any UV lights and what specifications?
What substrate?
Any other equipments and supplies?
Anything else I need to know?
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06-03-2013, 06:44 AM,
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RE: How to set up an enclosure for a beard dragon?
Okay, I'm going to give you a basic rundown on a setup.


You can use a tank if you'd like as these guys don't require much humidity at all., something like a 30 gallon long would do nicely.

I would use a 10.0 UVB lighting 75watt (this is mainly for the minerals the UVB lamp provides) And as for the temperature side of the field I would use a simple basking lamp.

DO NOT USE SAND under any circumstances...and don't let the idiots at petshops tell you any difference...this is the quick route to impaction and most likely death down the road for your little dragon. paper towels is honestly the best thing, it may not look good but it works the best, plus it's so easy to clean up.

I would get a basking rock, and not a heating rock. Just a flat rock to sit under the basking lamp so he can sun himself.. And for the most part, the rest is pretty self explanatory, they should be on a diet of greens and gut loaded insects
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07-16-2013, 01:11 PM,
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RE: How to set up an enclosure for a beard dragon?
^What he said, only I've always been told that a UVB light is best if it covers the length of the cage. And adult beardies can be kept on sand but DON'T move them onto sand until they're fully grown or basically full-grown. Tons of information on what to feed them and when and how much is available on the internet, so anyone with access to Google should do just fine with a beardie (at least, the internet was my best friend when I was getting started). The biggest issue with these is being careful with them when they're little, methinks, once they're adults they're easy as pie. Just kind of expensive to get them all set up properly and need daily care, which isn't too unusual.
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