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Bearded Dragon Handling Guide

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So, you've got your vivarium set up and your bearded dragon has arrived and it's time for handling. If you are new to handling beardies, this can seem like a daunting task when actual fact it can be great fun when its done right. Here's some Do's and Don't when it comes to handling your new best friend: Say Hello! Beardies respond better to handling when they are expecting it. Announce your pres...

Bearded dragon brumation explained

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What is brumation?Brumation is a term used for the hibernation-like state that cold blooded animals such as bearded dragons adopt during winter.When a beardie brumates it slows down and movement is limited during cold weather. They may also become sluggish and will be less interested in eating. The reptile will seek an insulated spot to rest for long periods of time. Burrows, planters, c...

Impaction in Bearded Dragons

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Impaction is a debilitating condition which can sadly cause the death of bearded dragons. If major impaction occurs, the beardie can lose mobility and can even become paralysed after losing its ability to move its limbs. Here we look at the risks involved so that you can make an informed decision to prevent your reptile from being affected.What causes impaction?FoodIf a bearded dragon...

A Beginners Guide To Caring For a Bearded Dragon

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One of the most popular pets, bearded dragons are an agamid native to Australia. They’re relatively tame and easy to handle and often have interesting habits which make them entertaining to watch.We know that taking on a new pet can seem daunting at first, which is why, with the help of a group of reptile lovers, Bearded Dragons UK and their in depth research to the caring of the reptiles, w...

New reptile starter kits

Beginner beardie starter kit

New reptile starter kits Reptile starter kits are a perfect investment when you first buy a reptile. You get a vivarium or terrarium, heating, lighting and decor so you can just build a home for your new pet. Swell Reptiles offer a range of kits including  bearded dragon starter kits, leopard gecko starter kits, crested gecko starter kits, corn snake starter kits and many more. We have adjusted ...

Does a bearded dragon need heat at night?

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Does a bearded dragon need a night time heat source? The simple answer to that question is, it depends how warm your house is.A reptile like a bearded dragon  - which is native to the baking hot Aussie 'bush' - worships the sun during the day. But at night time when the temperature drops in the outback, the beardie likes a colder temperature.You shouldn't worry about your vivarium's night...

Bearded dragon care: Looking after the lizard of Oz

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Bearded dragon care is one of the simplest in the world of reptiles, but it is still important you get it right. Beardies are one of the tamest and friendliest of all pet reptiles and to keep your beardie healthy and happy you need to keep them in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed!Because the bearded dragon comes from one of the planet's most unique eco-systems, Australia, bearded dra...

The beardie’s brother

Lawson's Dragon

The bearded dragon needs no introduction to readers of this blog, but while the beardie (Pogono vitticeps) is ever popular, its relative Lawson's Dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni) is also proving popular.Lawson's Dragon was only formally identified in 1985 and is named after the Australian author Henry Lawson. It is also known as Rankin's dragon, dumpy dragon, dwarf dragon or Pogona brevis.Laws...

Build a bearded dragon habitat

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If you want to know a bearded dragon's natural environment, pop in a DVD of Crocodile Dundee because that dusty sandy Australian Outback is exactly what a beardie calls home.While a chameleon terrarium should be dense, leafy and humid a bearded dragon's vivarium should be warm, dry, sandy and bright.A wooden vivarium makes a perfect home for a beardie because the wooden surround is such a ...

Book Review: Pet Expert Bearded Dragons

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Some books are just a joy to read and own. It can be difficult to say why, sometimes they are written beautifully, sometimes they are nicely illustrated, other times there is just a way they are published that makes them pleasant to read. This book is all of the above and more.Bearded Dragons: Understanding and Caring for your pet is part of the new Pet Expert range of guidebooks aimed at rept...

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