Are Bearded Dragons Good Pets? - Bearded Dragon Care 101

Ever wonder when and why bearded dragons became popular pets? Find out.
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Although bearded dragons can often be easy going pets, there are specific habitat and dietary requirements that are important to their health and happiness. Young bearded dragons can be kept in a 10-gallon or a 20-liter habitat as they grow and mature. Once they become an adult, they should not be kept in a habitat that is less than 40-gallons. An appropriately sized habitat will allow them enough space for activity and exercise. Consult our Care Sheet link above before buying a bearded dragon, to find out more about what your pet needs as you support and socialize them.
Learn where the best places are to get healthy bearded dragons as pets.
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Several species of this genus, especially the central bearded dragon, are often kept as pets or exhibited in zoos due to their hardy nature and easy care in comparison to other exotic reptiles. Starting in 2006 with one Bearded Dragon, we grew and began …    Copyright 2017 DBD Pet. All Rights Reserved.
Photo provided by FlickrBearded dragons are not high maintenance pets, but they do require regular care and the right setup.
Photo provided by FlickrEven-tempered and social, bearded dragons make excellent pets. With a little preparation, welcoming one into your home is easy and rewarding.
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Pet ownership is a wonderful thing. It teaches responsibility and commitment. It also provides us with years of companionship. Plus, it feels pretty great to keep an animal happy and healthy. Most people have dogs or cats, and that's fine. Furry, lovable and friendly, they've been our best friends for a long time. However, other animals, though less conventional, deserve our love too. As it turns out, snakes, lizards and frogs also make great companions! But there is something unique about the bearded dragon–something more pet owners need to be made aware of. Here are six reasons why they make absolutely awesome pets.The first thing many people ask when thinking about getting a bearded dragon is, “Are bearded dragons good pets?”. This is a very understandable question, since no one wants to get a pet then regret having it later on. As far as reptiles go, bearded dragons are incredibly friendly. They don't mind being held, and they will even sit on your lap long enough to watch a movie with you. Their relatively docile natures make them great pets for first-time reptile owners and children. Still, it is important to keep in mind that newly purchased bearded dragons, as well as bearded dragons that have been "rescued" from abusive owners, can be skittish and agitated. If this is the case, it is easy enough to tame them by offering them food out of your hand, and petting them while they remain safe inside their tanks. With a bit of patience, they will come around!Despite its threatening fairytale name, the Australian bearded dragon is not one to breathe fire or snort smoke. However, he can kill small prey with a mild venom, according to research published in the science journal "Nature." Fortunately, his venom is harmless to humans, and the docile nature of the bearded dragon makes him one of the most popular reptile pets for children.Out of all the reptiles available for hobbyist today, the bearded dragon is arguably the most popular and sought after. One of the reason for this is because they do make excellent pets.All the time that goes into caring for a bearded dragon is worth the effort if you're looking for an easy-going and friendly reptile. Bearded dragons are considered one of the best reptile pets due to their good-natured disposition and mild temperament. For that reason, they generally adapt well to their human caretakers. Once your dragon becomes acclimated to his new home, he'll enjoy your company and even scurry to the front of his tank to greet you. Your dragon might display fascinating behavior, such as "arm waving." Arm waving entails lifting one of his front legs and "waving" it in the air, a form of communication believed to show submission.