Where to buy a bearded dragon?

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By Jan Reisen

How much does it cost to buy a bearded dragon?

Bearded dragons cost anywhere from $40 to $900. The most important factors are color and morph. You can find bearded dragons for sale at pet stores, private breeders or reptile expos. A standard Beardie will cost $40 from a pet store.

Is it OK to buy bearded dragons from PetSmart?

First off – try to stay away from the large commercial chains such as Petco and PetSmart. They often buy from very large operations with very low standards for husbandry and genetic.

Should I get 1 or 2 bearded dragons?

Wild bearded dragons are solitary creatures that typically go about their daily business by themselves. They don’t need or crave interaction with others to be content and healthy. Because being alone is natural for bearded dragons, they generally fare better when they don’t share their enclosures with anyone else.

Is it OK to buy a bearded dragon?

“Bearded dragons can make great pets if cared for properly.” They are highly social, friendly, animated, curious, docile and gentle animals that are easy to tame and are very responsive to their owners. Bearded dragons are hardy, robust, eat well and have a varied diet.

How much are baby bearded dragons?

Depending on the morph, species, and where you buy it, you can expect a baby bearded dragon price of between $25 and $500. Irrespective of the type of bearded dragon, babies are the cheapest option. A baby bearded dragon costs much less than an adul.

Can bearded dragons be lonely?

Since bearded dragons are naturally solitary creatures, they do not get lonely if placed alone in a cage or left for some time away from their keeper. They much prefer having their food and heat to themselves rather than sharing it with another bearded dragon.

Can you house 2 bearded dragons?

Bearded dragons need a fairly large enclosure to start with, and if you are keeping more than one in a tank then the larger the better so they can have some space to “call their own.” We’d recommend at least a 125-gallon tank for housing more than one bearded dragon togethe.

How many bearded dragons should be kept together?

Living alone is preferable

Wherever possible, it’s preferable to only have one bearded dragon per tank. Bearded dragons live a solitary life in the wild, and their health and happiness doesn’t rely on interactions with others (i.e. it won’t get lonely if it doesn’t have a friend).

How much space do 2 bearded dragons need?

Best Size Tank for 2 Bearded Dragons

Although housing two bearded dragons is very risky (dragons can often be territorial and fight), if you absolutely must go this route then you should really combine two 75 gallon tanks or have something of similar size (at a minimum) built.

How long can a bearded dragon be alone?

Bearded dragons do not require constant monitoring, and can be left alone during a normal work shift day, but leaving them for more than a day is asking for disaster. You need to be able to devote at least, bare minimum, an hour or two each day to properly maintain them.

Do bearded dragons get attached to their owners?

Bearded Dragons are the only known reptile to show affection for their human companions, which is why they make great exotic pets if a reptile is the kind of animal you are looking for.

Can bearded dragons feel abandoned?

They don’t need to form bonds because they are so well adapted for survival alone. So the answer to this question, in short, is “absolutely not.” Your bearded dragon isn’t lonely, and totally loves being the center of your attention, and his heat lamp.

What to do with my bearded dragon when I go on vacation?

Hire A Pet Sitter (That Specializes In The Species They Will Be Caring For) While almost anyone can care for cats or dogs, your exotic pets are unlike Fido and Whiskers and will need to be cared for by someone with a good understnading of the kind of care your fish or reptiles require.

Can you leave a bearded dragon alone for 3 days?

No, you should not leave your bearded dragon alone for a week. If you must leave for an extended period of time, make arrangements for someone to check on your pet and provide food and water as needed. Bearded dragons are social animals and do best when they have regular interaction with their owner.

Can you leave bearded dragon alone for 10 days?

The general rule is that you should only leave a bearded dragon unattended for a maximum of two days, but three days is generally safe. Anything longer and there is a risk of the dragon getting sick or injured.

How many days can a bearded dragon go without?

Bearded dragons can survive for different lengths of time without food depending on age, size, and reason for going without food. In many cases, fully grown and healthy bearded dragons can survive for up to 2 months.

How long can a bearded dragon go without food?

Mature dragons with plenty of fat stores and weight to lose, can go up to 2 months without food, although this is NOT encouraged. On the other hand, juveniles who are rapidly growing and stop eating, should be a cause for some concern as they need protein to grow up healthy and strong.

Can I leave a bearded dragon alone for a couple days?

If you are only going to be away from your bearded dragon for a short period of time (1-2 days), it is okay to leave them alone. However, if you are going to be away for more than 2 days, it is best to bring them some food and water with you so that they have a way to stay healthy.

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