Bearded Dragons are arguably the most popular pet reptile, especially for new reptile owners. While their care is not as much as, say, a dog or a hamster, there are specific habitat and dietary requirements that are crucial to their success. Juvenile Bearded Dragons can be kept in a 10-gallon or a 20L habitat successfully for a short time as they grow. An adult Bearded Dragon should not be kept in less than a 40-gallon or similar sized habitat, allowing them enough space for activity and exercise. Bearded Dragons may bask with their mouths open when they are too hot to allow their body temperatures to cool down, similar to a dog panting.
Although bearded dragons can often be easy going pets, there are specific habitat and dietary requirements that are important to their health and happiness. Young bearded dragons can be kept in a 10-gallon or a 20-liter habitat as they grow and mature. Once they become an adult, they should not be kept in a habitat that is less than 40-gallons. An appropriately sized habitat will allow them enough space for activity and exercise. Consult our Care Sheet link above before buying a bearded dragon, to find out more about what your pet needs as you support and socialize them.