Bearded Dragon Care Guide

Bearded dragons are kind of lizards that live in deserts and hot rocky areas in Australia. Taking care of this kind of desert lizard is very easy. There are indeed a lot that you should pay attention to, like bearded dragon shedding, their health care, their diseases, etc. So that your pet’s health condition will be taken care of well.

Bearded Dragon Skin Shedding

Reptiles always shed their skins for their entire life because it is normal and natural for them. So, it also happens to bearded dragon shedding as a reptile.  Some people keep them as a pet for reptile lovers. The appearance of a bearded dragon looks very scary, but this reptile animal is not fierce and vicious. Like any other reptiles, they always shed the skin. If at proper temperature or treatment most they will have no difficulty in shedding their skin.

Problem with Diseases

Just every animal, bearded dragons often have their typical disease that will impact their condition. Changes in diet, bad food, or stress can cause a bearded dragon to experience diarrhea. However,  this usually does not happen for the last long time. If so, their stools should be solid. But if you find not as it is and you see that their stools are runny for quite a long period of time, they may have intestinal problems due to worms or parasites. If this happens, you have to bring your bearded dragon to the vet as soon as possible. Besides, diarrhea can cause problems with bearded dragon shedding.

Then, bearded dragons must be regularly hydrated. One that causes dehydration is diarrhea. But that is not the only thing that causes dehydration. Because many diseases can cause it and all of them can cause other diseases in a row like diarrhea that causes dehydration. To find out the symptoms, you can check it from several things like wrinkle skin, sunken eyes,  lack of appetite, lack of energy.

Bearded Dragon Care

  1. Cage

You can use aquarium or reptile gex, with a minimum size of 60 x 30 cm. Give the base of the cage papers that aim to absorb the remnants of the bearded dragon feses. Give also stone or wood to where they can be perched.

  1. Temperature

The temperature in the cage must be stable. The temperature in the daytime is around 28 to 29 degrees Celsius and for the night around 23 to 24 degrees Celsius. For daytime, you can use UVB lights if you don’t have time to dry the Bearded Dragon in the morning.

  1. Feeding

Feeding is given 2 times a day in the morning and evening with adequate portions. You need to also provide a place to drink. Change the water regularly to keep the tank clean. For feeding, you only need to give them insects such as crickets, caterpillars, and Madagascar cockroaches. In addition, you can also provide vegetables such as mustard greens, bean sprouts, and watercress.

That is all about several things that you need to know about taking care of your bearded dragon. So that you can avoid some usual problems like bearded dragon shedding and any other diseases, making your pet ill that certainly will suffer them.