"Pet Bearded Dragon Care & Information (Pogona vitticeps)"


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Bearded dragons (Pogona spp.), formerly classified in the genus Amphibolurus, are a group of diurnal lizards belonging to the family Agamidae. The genus contains eight species which are all restricted to the continent of Australia. They are smallish to middle sized, heavy-bodied lizards with a quiet and confiding nature.

Although at least four of the eight recorded species are bred in captivity in some number, the term "bearded dragon" almost exclusively refers to the Common Bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Captive bred Beardies make fascinating and unusual pets. Terms like "Beardies", "beardeds", "tata dragons" and "lizard of oz" are also frequently used by hobbyists, while some old literature also refers to Bearded dragons as "Jew Lizards" (now better known as the Coastal Bearded dragon). Bearded lizards were also used, but more commonly for P. barbata.

The Common Bearded dragon, otherwise known as the Central, Inland or Yellow-headed Bearded dragon, originates from the arid, semi-desert parts of Australia, but today they can be kept in similar captive environments in your home. Within only a few short years these dragons have become one of the most frequently kept and bred of all lizards around the world. As with the other Pogona species, the Inland dragons are known to be calm and curious, each with their own unique personality. Bearded dragons are also very hardy animals and have an incredible reproduction potential.

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The Bearded Dragon Manual

Bearded Dragon Biology
Natural Food & Habitat
The Australian Deserts
The Eight Bearded Dragon Species (Pogona genus)
Bearded Dragon Anatomy
Bearded Dragons As Pets
Is A Bearded Dragon The Right Pet For You?
Buying A Bearded Dragon
Choosing A Bearded Dragon
Where To Buy Bearded Dragons
Captive Care Environment & Vivarium Setup
Important Considerations Before Final Construction
Vivarium Size
Cabinets Vs. Aquariums
Primary Heat Source / Basking Area
Infra Red Lights
Basic Light Physics
Recommended Ultra Violet Exposure Chart
UVB & Calcium Metabolism
UVA & Light Perception
Vivarium Decoration / Environment Enrichment
Outside Enclosures / Reptilliary
Adapting A Bearded Dragon To Its New Home
Colour & Pattern Morphs
Bearded Dragon Breeding Programs
Keeping Crickets
Cricket Bulk Food Mixture
Cricket Gut Loading Recipes
Culturing / Breeding Crickets
Grasshoppers & Cockroaches
A Note On Mealworms
Gut Loading
Dusting & Sprinkling
Calcium Supplementation
Bearded Dragon Handling & Transportation
Bearded Dragon Status & Legislation
Natural Bearded Dragon Behaviour
Thermoregulatory Behaviour
Threatening Behaviour
Appetite Related Aggression
Bearded Dragon Breeding Bahaviour
Winter / Slumber Behaviour
Digging / Burrowing Behaviour
Cannibalistic Behaviour
Understanding Basic Genetics
Requirements For A Successful Breeding Program
Bearded Dragon Breeding In Captivity
Incubator Setup & Management
10 Things To Avoid With Bearded Dragons
Management & Routine Procedures
Basic Marketing & Economics
Emergency Care / First Aid By Owners
General Endoparasitic Treatment
Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)
Sanitation & Hygiene
Congenital Defects
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