Category Archives: Care Tips

Caring For A New Dragon Arrival

It is advisable to allow a newly purchased Bearded Dragon time to acclimate to its new home.

We suggest at least 7 to 10 days as a good length of time to allow the dragon to acclimate   Bearded Dragons do not smell water like many other reptiles so it is important that they know that they now have access to water at any time living in their new enclosure.

Since they have been raised in one place and have now found themselves in another environment it can sometimes frighten and confuse them.  Handling right away can compound that confusion and fear which in turn creates  stress.  Stress weakens the immune system and can cause the parasites that help the dragon to digest its food to multiply and sicken the dragon.

During that time we believe that talking while hand feeding will allow the animal to get to know the people that are their new caregivers.

After the allotted time, gradually increase handling.  We suggest that it is best to let the dragon see your fingers and hand coming and to scoop them up allowing them to sit on the palm of the hand.  Picking up over the top of the dragons back can be a frightening feeling since that is how they are picked up and eaten by birds of prey.  So until the Bearded gets to know you it is best not to pick them up in that way.  It takes time for the dragon to know the people and their new home and to again feel safe and comfortable in their new life.

How To Visually Tell Your Bearded Dragon is Healthy

Below are some tall tale signs that your bearded dragon may not be as healthy as you hoped. Keep an eye out for these symptoms and make sure that your dragon is always getting the best care an owner can give! Symptom:  Eyes that squint. An eye that squints can oftentimes have shedding left around… Read More

Bearded Dragon Taming

Here is a tip for everyone who has a frightened, angry, or unhappy dragon. This may take a month or less but patience is the key to success. The results will be well worth it! The first week of taming:  As often as possible, Move your hand inside the enclosure slowly, as well as moving… Read More