Caresheet for Bearded Dragons
Of course you want to take good care of your bearded dragon! But how do you do that? You will find that in this caresheet!
We recommend to have a terrarium of 120 x 50 x 50 cm or bigger of course. You can choose full glass or partly wood. I'll tell you what the differences are. Glass is very beautiful, but is very difficult to control with temperature. Wood against it is a little less beautiful (depends on your taste of course), but you can easily get the temperature in order. We at Olympic Bearded Dragon also recommend a terrarium of partly wood.
In pet shops they often give the wrong lamps, we highly recommend solar raptor and the reptech lamps. These 2 lamps do work with one ballast. In addition, you can hang a normal heat lamp from the pet shop next to it so that you can bring the terrarium to the desired temperature.
There are many different substrates you can use. Such as sand, Ceramic Tiles, Reptile Carpets and much more. Although there is sometimes a fuss about it, you can use sand such as terrarium sand, play sand (let it dry first) or bird sand (first sift the sand). People tend to think that bearded dragons get clogged by this sand, but if they get the right lamps and good calcium and vitamin, this is not the case if you have allergies you can of course just use tiles, but remember that your bearded dragon cannot dig what they do in nature.
Bearded dragons like to lie on a branch, for example, but they would also appreciate to have a cave
The vitamin we give is called reptivite without d3 (if you do with d3 they get too much and they can become deformed) and the lime we use is called repticalcium. Make sure that you don't mix the powders up this results in the powder breaking down which means it has less effect. You can find more about supplements by clicking this button: Make sure not to mix the powders, this will result in the powder breaking down which means it has less effect. You can find more about supplements on our blog!
First of all I would like to say that a young bearded dragon eats a lot of animal foods like grasshoppers and dubia cockroaches, but don't forget to give the vegetables. As soon as they weigh about 250 grams, they are allowed on "adult" diet. This means that they get animal food 1 to 2x a week and eat vegetables every day. You should also powder the vegetable and animal foods. We do this every other day, so that we sure they get what they need. As soon as they go on "adult" food, you can give them vitamin once a week and calcium powder for the rest of the week Make sure that you don't mix the powders up this results in the powder breaking down which means it has less effect. The vitamin powder we give is called reptivite without d3 (if you do with d3 they get too much and they can become deformed) and the calcium powder we use is called repticalcium.
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