What does a juvenile bearded dragon need?
Protein: Bearded dragons enjoy live mealworms, waxworms and crickets that have been “gut loaded,” which means fed lizard-friendly vitamins and nutrients. Young beardies should eat once a day; adults may only need to dine every two days. If beardies don’t finish their entire meal, try feeding them less next time.
What do bearded dragons need in their terrarium?
They’re cold-blooded and must have a warm environment. A beardie’s tank should be heated to between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and should also include a daytime basking spot that’s much warmer than that — between 100 F and 115 F. A basking lamp can help keep that spot extra-warm.
How many gallons does a juvenile bearded dragon need?
A juvenile bearded dragon should be housed in a 10 gallon glass aquarium tank. The tank size will have to increase as the beardie grows. Adults require a 20-50 gallon long glass aquarium tank. Because beardies love to climb, provide vertical space with lots of branches.
What size Viv for a baby bearded dragon?
4 x 2 x 2ft
A baby, juvenile and adult Bearded Dragon will require a vivarium measuring at least 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.6m (4 x 2 x 2ft). You should provide this even for baby Bearded Dragons as they grow very quickly. Vivariums are usually front opening, which means that your Bearded Dragon will easily see you opening the sliding door.
How many crickets should a juvenile bearded dragon eat?
Baby bearded dragons can be fed anywhere between 25-80 crickets per day, juvenile dragons will eat about 25-60 crickets per day, and adults can be fed about 10-20 crickets per day. The number of crickets you should feed your bearded dragon depends on its age and activity levels.
Is a 40 gallon tank too big for a baby bearded dragon?
Babies can live in a 40 gallon tank (38” X 18” X 18”), but that is as large as I would recommend for a baby bearded dragon. Some babies could have difficulties catching and eating their food if their enclosure is too large, larger than the 40 gallon tanks.
What is the best size terrarium for a bearded dragon?
Fully grown bearded dragons should be housed in a 75-gallon or 120-gallon terrarium. Some owners chose to use a 40-gallon enclosure for juveniles. However, juveniles are happy to live in a 75-gallon terrarium.
Is a 2ft vivarium OK for a bearded dragon?
Bearded dragons are large and active reptiles, so they need a large vivarium. We’d recommend a 4ft x 2ft x 2ft vivarium for an adult bearded dragon.
Can you put a baby bearded dragon in a 120-gallon tank?
The minimum recommended enclosure size for a baby bearded dragon is 20-gallon. But keep in mind that bearded dragons can grow very quickly and they will soon outgrow the 20-gallon tank. You will need to buy a bigger tank ideally 120-gallon in a matter of few months.