12 April 2015
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When handled, Bearded dragons very often jump or dash into a direction, which leads to falling. Falling injuries are commonly seen in pet Bearded dragons. Although falls from shorter distances often goes without injuries, falling from significant heights (e.g. from a sitting lap or standing person) can lead to serious injuries. Handling and holding a Bearded dragon correctly will prevent falling injuries.
24 June 2018
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Being omnivorous, Bearded dragons will accept a variety of foods including plant materials (greens, esp. leafy greens), invertebrates and the occasional vertebrate. In captivity Bearded dragons can be offered a variety of insects, fruit, vegetables, flowers, flower leaves / herbs and nestling mice.
12 April 2018
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The substrate, or bedding, is the material that is on the floor of the Bearded dragon container. For Bearded dragons, each substrate has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The ideal substrate is one that is inexpensive, aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean, absorbent and digestible and safe when (accidentally) swallowed.
23 May 2018
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Because of its availability, lighting equipment for Bearded dragons makes it possible to keep these reptiles as pets. The correct lighting (more specifically ultra violet lighting) is one of the most important requirements to keep pet Bearded dragons.
31 May 2018
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In nature, Bearded dragons live in environments with temperatures ranging from 40 ºC / 104 ºF during mid-day, to temperatures as low as 17 ºC / 63 ºF at night. As pets, Bearded dragons need similar environmental temperatures to do well.
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.