Animal Stories - Bearded Dragon

Animal-World Information about: Bearded Dragon

What is a Bearded Dragon?... a medium sized pet lizard, but with a cool, spiny "beard"!
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Jonas Anderson Shelia┬┤s Grandson - 2021-03-28
I just started to learn about lizard and I realy want my first lizard to be a bearded lizard.

beth - 2015-07-15
I have had my bearded dragon for 8 years and ever since we got her she will not drink any water, we give her baths twice a week to try and keep her hydrated but I'm worried she's dehydrated since they are supposed to go to the washroom about every 3 days and she has never gone to the washroom more than once every week.

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  • Anonymous - 2016-10-22
    She is not dehydrated. If she was she would drink the water, she can get all her water from her food and from the moist air.
rita ward - 2015-07-05
My male beardie has a watery left eye and it seems to get a form of mucous which I gently clean with cooled boiled water

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  • Kaeo vert - 2015-12-27
    My bearded dragon started to do that l took him to the vet and my vet gave me theses eye drops.The eye drops worked well
Andrew - 2015-06-09
I have a few questions about bearded dragon behavior. I have had my bearded dragon for 8 years now and i have always wanted to know what he is doing but i have never asked. So i know bearded dragons vent when they want to regulate their body temperature, but my bearded dragon also vents when we are watching him in his vivarium and we talk to him. Does anyone know if this is a sign of happiness or another emotion? It almost seems like he is smiling. Also, when we talk to him, he tips his head to listen like a dog. Is this just to hear better or is there a better explanation for why he does this? Thank you, Andrew

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-06-11
    The most common reasons for venting are said to be yawning, body temperature control, or a threat response. The head tilting is thought to be due to their eyes located on the sides of their heads, they are adjusting to look for prey. Those are, of course, the answers to try to understand their natural behaviors, but from what you describe he does sound like he's communicating with you!
Kofi Silk Road - 2014-09-29

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Nikki turner - 2014-09-26
Someone has released my Australian inland bearded dragon into the wild four months ago and I have been looking for him ever since.I came across a dragon the other day and was certain it was him.this dragon let me touch him many times and didn't even also let me pat him in between his eyes.he still didn't move.when I touched him he closed his eyes for a few seconds and that is exactly what my dragon used to do.I still was not sure if he was mine as my boy was a peachy colour and this dragon was the colour of an eastern water dragon.could he have got that dark and would a wild one let me touch him like I was not sure I left him their to get professional advice.please help me as I am very upset.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-26
    What a tradgedy, so sorry to hear. These critters are often very peaceful, which is why they make such wonderful pets.
barbara - 2014-07-13
My male bearded dragon will not eat and is rolling over and over. He has one nasal plugged and I cannot open it seems to be having spasms. Not walking. I bathe him anyway to help him go to the bathroom and keep him hydrated. His labs are normal, does not have parasites. The vet wants to do extras and scans. I cannot afford this. Do you have any idea what could be wrong. What is there natural I can do to help him.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    It sounds like your beardie is well cared for. It it may be some sort of physical problem so I can understand why your vet wants to do more extensive testing. I have seen similar problems with frogs with spinal or nervous system disorders. Hope you can find a solution.
  • Bill Lassiter - 2014-08-18
    Hi Barbara, I am sorry to hear about your beardie. It sounds like bad MBD which comes from lack of calcium and/or lack of proper UVB rays. You should replace your UVA/UVB lights every 6 months with linear type bulb called Zoomed ReptiSun 10.0 and give him calcium three times a week. Right now I would bring him to the vet for calcium shots. 0
Megan Davies - 2014-04-22
Hi I am trying to set up for the arrival of my baby bearded dragon.  Lighting is an issue.  I have a proper 4 foot long 50 cm high tank that has a mesh top and side ventilation.  I purchased it second hand and it came with a flouro fitting that sits ON THE TOP OF THE MESH (mesh - thin metal plate that has many close together holes not wire mesh)  It is 90cm long.  I have sourced the Exoterra 10.0 Reptile One tube. Will enough UVB/UVA get through the mesh?  I will have 2-3 different height basking spots..... Or should I just get a bulb? Although I have read bulbs are not ideal.... very confusing........

Also with the heat, I found a website that said for basking light a normal bright household bulb with a kelvin rating around 3000 but not under 2900 is sufficient and avoids buying 'speciality' products that do the same thing. I was looking at roughly a 75W that I was going to try to hang INSIDE the tank ziptied to the mesh so I can adjust the height with the different weather. I'm thinking that a heat bulb sitting on top of the mesh will lose a lot of heat because of the nature of the mesh and it will also heat it up which could cause other safety issues. Advice would be very appreciated.

Illana Hanekom - 2013-04-18
Hi. I need some information on blue headed agamas please. I do not see any in depth information on this site on what they eat or how to take care of them. Our cat caught a baby bloukop koggelmander (blue headed agama) on Sunday 14 April. I rushed immediately to save it. A very small piece of the tail was bitten off by the cat, but otherwise the little one seems fine. Eating crickets, bowel movements etc. My husband and I want to keep it, but we have never had a lizard before, so we need some advice please. I started Googling immediately on the subject, but I have not been able to find specific info (like you have here on the Beardies) so far. Please help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
    It sounds like your doing a good job so far. You may also want to gut load the insects prior to feeding, so you can provide adequate vitamins to the lizards diet. Here's a basic overview of their environment needs. They are a semi arboreal lizard, so will need a cage that's tall and has plenty of open area on the bottom, and with about 65% humidity. For one lizard, a terrarium about 36x18x24 is needed. Substrates can be a combination of soils, leaf litter, or mulch. It will need lots of branches for climbing and to create hiding places. As with most lizards, it will also need a full spectrum bulb to provide the necessary UV light spectrum. There should also be a warn end and a cool end to the terrarium so it can regulate its body temperature. Ideally create a thermal gradient, ranging from about 100F on the warm end, down to the high 70's to the low 80's on the cool side. A piece of cork bark or a rock under a bright bulb will provide the heat on the warm end for it to bask. Good luck with your new friend:)
  • Illana Hanekom - 2013-05-03
    Thank you so much! What is 'gut feed'?
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