30 December 2015
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Being reptile, Bearded dragons are ectothermic. This means that they rely on external heat sources to increase their body temperature. Bearded dragons are also poikilothermic, meaning they can have a variable body temperature depending on the environmental temperature.
25 June 2015
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Bearded dragons spend most of their daylight time actively basking in the warm sun. This is not only to meat their temperature requirements for normal physiological functioning, but also to absorb ultraviolet rays from the sun.
4 August 2018
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Being desert animals, Bearded dragon bask almost all day in the hot sun. The sun not only supply their temperature requirements, but emits ultraviolet rays. Because pet Bearded dragons are generally not kept outside in the desert sun, artificial ultraviolet lighting needs to be supplied.
22 April 2015
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A thermometer is a valuable and necessary accessory that can be used to indicate the immediate or environmental temperatures helping Bearded dragon keepers to set up and/or maintain the correct temperatures for their pets.
21 May 2018
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A thermostat is an electrical device connected to heating and/or cooling equipment to control their function in order to keep the effected temperature constant. Thermostats use a probe to 'detect' or 'read' the immediate temperature, where it then either activate or deactivate heat regulation sources.
7 August 2018
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Metabolic bone disease (MBD), also referred to as hypocalcaemia or simply as calcium deficiency, is a serious nutritional disease where calcium in the bones is depleted in favour of increasing the calcium levels in the blood.
24 June 2018
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While the majority of a Bearded dragon’s food should consists of protein based foods such as insects, the second half of the diet should consist of ‘greens’. This includes an assortment of torn, shredded of diced fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers and flower leaves.
15 July 2018
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To quarantine is defined as the isolation or keeping separate from others. The quarantine period is the time a new or a sick Bearded dragon should be isolated before it is introduced to, or allowed contact with other Bearded dragons.
25 April 2015
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Mineral supplementation plays a vital part in keeping your pet Bearded dragon healthy. One way to add these supplements to their diet is by gut-loading their food. In order to feed good quality feeder insects to your Bearded dragon, they also need to eat good quality food. Gut-loading literally translates to loading the intestines with a highly nutritious food.