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Some people will say that there are ways to tell the sex of a bearded dragon based on it's behaviour. Males in general might be more likely to show their beard, females in general might be more likely to wave their arms in greeting. I've even heard people saying that female bearded dragons are smaller than males. While these may be true sometimes, it's ...


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There are two basic types of substrates for bearded dragons, there are benefits and downsides to both, and it comes down to what you feel is safe for your bearded dragon, and what you feel you can manage for cleaning. In short, particle substrates allow the bearded dragon to dig, which is something they do enjoy doing, but gives a risk of impaction from ...


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Based on you picture, I'm happy to say that your bearded dragon is shedding. All you'll need to do, is make sure that she is able to get rid of it okay. Reptiles shed their skin as they grow larger, if you got your bearded dragon when she was older, you might not have noticed it before as the older they get, the slower they grow, which means shedding less ...


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Note: This will be true for most, if not all, lizards, but not necessarily for snakes and possibly turtles, as their eyes are different. The idea behind the red bulbs was that reptiles couldn't see the red spectrum of light. With this in mind, the idea was you could have the red light on all night, keeping them warm, but not keeping them awake. It's pretty ...


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This is a pretty common thing for beardies, and definitely appears to be some kind of greeting. The reasons that a bearded dragon will wave their arm is not entirely explained. However, it does seem to be a form of communication. A common belief is that arm waving is a passive message, to indicate submission when a larger or more dominant beardie is near by....


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If you mean heat rocks that are electric powered and function to provide a place for the dragons to sit on to warm up, then generally the answer is no. These devices are often made with no thermostat, so they will constantly give out heat. Most lizards have evolved with some form of photosensitive cells on the top of their head that they use to sense light, ...


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Unfortunately, no. Leaving a bearded dragon alone for a week is a crap shoot, at best; especially a young one. Their nutrition requirements are simply too high. As you noted, a young bearded dragon has a higher carnivorous requirement, so it's not like you can load up on hardy greens that may get them through at least part of your time away. Maintaining a ...


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The list of ingredients is quite long and sciency, so please take this advice with a grain of salt. I broke down the ingredients into categories: Protein Freeze Dried Mealworms, Freeze Dried Crickets, Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, Potato Protein, Fructose Not a typical food for cats, but I guess it won't cause any damage. Carbohydrates Corn, Potato Starch, ...


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Bearded dragon setup includes: 55 gallon (210 liters) tank. Repti-Carpet or newspaper bedding. UVA/UVB tube lighting with a mercury vapor bulb basking light (also includes UVA/UVB). These lights should not be blocked by screen or glass as it blocks most UV radiation. Also, the bulbs should be changed every 6 months to a year. Large water dish for soaking/...


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You say attack, but it doesn't really sound like aggression to me. Typically aggression will come with a warning first. With bearded dragons that will be them puffing out their neck, showing what looks like a scaly beard (which is where their name comes from), which will usually also turn black. So unless that's happening, I would say he's just overly ...


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I've personally had this problem with my turtle when I moved him to a tank during a storm, he's been outside alone in his outdoor enclosure with no reflection so he didn't react the best he could to his reflection. He wasn't particularly aggressive, but he did occasionally run into the glass and it probably was stressing him out. The first thing you do is ...


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I went to a pet store and the reptile specialist said it was nothing to worry about if your bearded dragon has something like this it may have accidentally put its face in its poop or in my case gotten hornworm blood when it was eating live. If this is the case for you get a qtip (cotton swab) with warm water and try wiping it off. It may take a bit but it ...


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Brussel Sprouts contain high levels of goitrogens, a chemical substance which interferes with iodine intake and can lead to hyperthyroidism. These are safe for a beardie to consume in moderation - collard greens and turnip greens among others contain high goitrogen levels too, and yet these are the staples of a beardie's diet. The key is moderation - ...


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Just a note, try not to hold the tail like that, they are a lizard and so can perform autotomy and deglove or 'drop' their tale as a defence mechanism and it will not grow back as it used to be, it will be shorter and more like cartilage. Males tend to show more aggressive behaviour such as head bobbing and turning some areas of the body black. Though ...


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There's not really a set age to adopt a bearded dragon at, because like most reptiles they don't care for their young after they hatch. What you're going to want to consider is how much time you have to care for it, and your experience with reptiles. Juvenile bearded dragons need more care than adult bearded dragons, because they're more fragile being so ...


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It's unlikely that you ended up with a miniature bearded dragon. More likely your dragon has parasites, which are stunting its growth. Rankin's dragons (sometimes referred to as miniature bearded dragons) are less popular in the pet industry, so it's unlikely that you got one by accident. Although Rankin's dragons and Inland Bearded Dragons can interbreed, ...


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I have found ground up corn cob (dried) that I found at bimart in the bird section to be a great substrate for my bearded dragons cage. ( I have a open cage wood and chicken wire wrap so air is always circulating. ) its easy clean up cause it acts like kitty little absorbs smells well. When wet it plums up and disolves ( i tried it popped a few in my mouth ...


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Yes it can happen. It's called tail rot because it's most commonly seen on the tail. What happens is, while molting, the skin doesn't fully come off the tip of the lizard's tail. So during the next molt, there's a ring of dead skin holding on to the tip of the tail that can also prevent that piece of skin from coming off. Because lizards molt when they ...


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My beardie has always chosen to wave and mix in head bobbing. He will respond in kind when I am standing at least three feet from his home but gets very agitated if i approach after his initial greeting without signaling back. This has always led me to believe its a way to greet and communicate with friends and perhaps warn away or be alerted to dangerous ...


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What is Happening? Your bearded dragon is shedding, it can take a week or two to fully get rid of the pieces. How Can I Help? Bathe him in luke-warm water Have rough textured materials for him to scratch on (i.e grass carpet or large rocks) Never peel the shed, this hurts and can cause damage to the skin. This is my bearded dragon, you can see the white ...


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Reptiles need to thermoregulate so you should always have a daytime basking light along with the tube UVB light for the cooler end. Mercury vapor bulbs or metal halide bulbs for basking are the strongest for UV output as well as heat for basking. Some metal halides have hot spots (essential areas with too high UV output), Zoo-Med products are the way to go ...


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Looks like a bad case of a fungal infection (yellow fungus potentially) to me. Read this article for more information: https://reptile.guide/yellow-fungus-bearded-dragons/ Most important thing you need to do is take him to a vet asap.


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Nearly everything looks good. Be aware the temperature requirements can change slightly, based on the age of the dragon. See this relevant article for more information. Night time temperature should be slightly higher, at around 25 °C. Humidity should be between 30-40%. It's very likely you won't need a mister to achieve this humidity. Mine naturally ...


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You said it. Any substrate that can be ingested, especially sand, is not safe for Bearded dragons - no matter the type, quantity, their age or size. Some commercial products, like for example Zoo Med's Excavator, will probably claim that their substrate is safe and "digestible" when ingested, but in my opinion it can still cause problems. I'm not aware of ...


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If you look at the nails under a light you will be able to see the quik (it is pink), as long as you don't cut pass that you're fine. https://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/images/librariesprovider19/pet-care/procedures/trimmingclaws_img11.jpg?sfvrsn=2 Here's a picture of a cats nail, the idea is the same just a different type of nail. I would be cautious with sand ...


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If they seemed too big for her they may have upset her belly, it happens sometimes that the bugs haven't digested properly. Feel free to feed her some greens as well, a bit easier to digest. Another thing to consider are parasites, always good to bring a fecal sample to your vet hospital to check, I have yet to look at a sample with no parasites. Those ...


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Baby pinky mice are a fattening food for bearded dragons. Although these need to be alive when being fed to bearded dragons, so some people refuse to use them. You can also fatten up the crickets, roaches, etc., that you are feeding him. You would want to give the animals (as in the food for the bearded dragon) fresh fruits to fatten them up. I would avoid ...


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I am not sure about a beardie, but for snakes when they are scared of hands you have to work with them until they are used to it. A lot of time it is the animals personality but if you are concerned about the breeder you should ask to tour their facilities. You can look at the other animals and see if there are signs of abuse and reputable breeders will let ...


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Let's clear up the terms first... Menstruation is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina. Only humans and animals with a uterus can menstruate and reptiles do not have a uterus. Premenstrual syndrome refers to emotional and physical symptoms that regularly occur in the one to two weeks before ...


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Nevermind, it was just a very slow shed that was a little dark in color. I guess he's finally gotten big enough to start having uneven sheds.


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