Bearded Dragons (Pogona)

Bearded dragons, also known as pogonas, are a type of lizard. They are found in Australia, but are commonly kept as pets in many other countries.

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Is a bearded dragon nocturnal?

Bearded dragons are diurnal. They are very active and curious during the day and sleep at night.

Can a bearded dragon eat celery?

Yes they can - but only small amounts mixed in with other vegetables etc.

Use dark leafy greens (this does not mean any kind of lettuce) such as kale, collard greens, bok choy, spinach, mustard greens, and dandelion greens. Celery is not nutritionally acceptable for a beardie.

How can you tell if a bearded dragon has broken their back?

It makes a weird noise then starts to shake their head and you feel the crack on the back. But only an idiot would touch a bearded dragons back!

Wait...seriously? ^...okay, it depends on A. where the break is and B. how severe. If your dragon is dragging its hind or lying limp then he may have a broken back and it caused paralysis. You may be able to see or feel the "notch" created by the break. As far as the comment above, "only an idiot would touch a bearded dragons back" maybe he/she is thinking a komodo or perhaps the mythical one because my dragons enjoy being touched and having their backs petted.

Can a chameleon and bearded dragon be in the same cage?

Absolutely NOT ! They require completely different living conditions ! Bearded Dragons live in dry, arid DESERT conditions, while Chameleons live in humid, tropical RAIN FOREST !

Additionally, part of a Chameleons diet is OTHER LIZARDS !

Can mites kill bearded dragons?

If left untreated - YES ! They are blood-suckers, and although small, in sufficient numbers will drain the lizard of blood over a period of time.

How often does a adult bearded dragon shed?

Adult Beardies usually shed once a month. Beardies are constantly growing and unlike humans their skin doesn't grow with them so they need to shed it like a snake. It takes them awhile to shed as their skin comes off in patches unlike a snake that sheds all in one.

Can your bearded dragon eat spinach?

Absolutely not. Spinach, while high in iron and calcium, is also very, VERY high in oxalates, which limit the absorption of calcium, and may cause kidney problems.

Better greens include mustard greens, turnip tops, dandelion greens, and collards.

Is a bearded dragon supposed to turn grey?

If your Bearded Dragon turns all grey that means that he or she is sick and you should get him or her to a vet. They will lighten in color and loose their vibrancy when beginning to shed though.

It is probably either maturing or shedding, both of which are fine. UVB light increases color intensity in reptiles, and if you haven't been using it, start. It will die of a calcium deficiency without this.

What can you put in a vivarium for bearded dragons?

Branches, rocks, a water dish, hides, basking spots.

Do not put in: calci-sand or any kind of sand, the last thing you want to do is encourage the lizard to eat sand, you want to make sure it eats as little sand as possible because it can cause impaction. Deep water dishes, these can cause extra humidity and cause lung problems, also the lizard could drown itself. Also make sure your branches don't have any pointed ends, and if you get branches from outside make sure you disinfect them properly.

Agree 98% with answer above, however the Dragons natural substrate is sand. While it is very true sand can cause impaction, there are certain sand blends that are extremely fine (more like desert sand, less like beach sand) and therefore greatly decreases impaction risks. There is also ground walnut shell that retains heat well and other non-granule substrates. Your main goal is to have it be something that if digested (and it will be when your dragon eats live pray) that it will pass easily, I believe that is also what the previous commenter was meaning.

Is it alright if your bearded dragon is cold at night?

"No it's not ! In their NATURAL habitat - they'd only get about a 10 degree Celsius drop at night - YOU as the owner are charged with the responsibility of creating the same living conditions."

Not entirely true. Bearded Dragons originate from the desert, the day temperature (or your hot spot) should be between 90-120 degrees Fahrenheit. A 10 degree Celsius drop is 50 degrees Fahrenheit, that would be 40-70 degrees Fahrenheit from your "sun spot" temps. Desert temperatures are known to drop below freezing at night, especially in winter. Despite this I would never say let your dragon get that cold and most houses do not get that cold. Reptiles naturally go into a dormant state when temps cool down and when the sun comes up they move to a rock or high spot to bask and increase their internal body temperatures. So, if you are asking because you don't know if your heat light should stay on 24/7 then no, its okay to turn it off at night if your home temp is no lower than say 60F.

Can bearded dragons eat their skin?

Yes they can - in the same way geckos are known for eating their shed skin. It's simply a form of 're-cycling' the old skin.

How do you know if your bearded dragon is dead?

It will not move for some time, be careful though it could be hibernating. Also pick it up, it will feel the warmth of your hand and stir if alive if not try moving its leg / tail, if nothing probably deep or deeply hibernating. If it goes stiff after awhile then dead : (

Why do bearded dragons attack?

i have a bearded dragon and they attack because they need to protect themselves and their family .

How often do you feed a 5 month old bearded dragon?

feed her/him every day, place some fruit or vegetables in the cage every day (non-acidic) and every oncce in awhile buy small crickets (LIVE) and that will ensure her health for they are omnivors

~and thay can eat certain kinds of worms

How big is a fully grown male bearded dragon?

A fully-grown Bearded Dragon CAN be as much as 14 inches nose-to-tail. It's rare for them to get to that size though - the 'norm' is around ten inches.

What happens when you get bit by a bearded dragon?

Well, nothing dangerous since they dont have any venom.

ive got bitten 3 times already and ive had my bearded dragon (Spike) for 3 years.

they'll ley go straight away they usally just think your food. :-)

How old for bearded dragon to swim is 2 months ok?

Bearded Dragons are a DESERT species !

They would NEVER get the opportunity to 'swim' and you as an owner (assuming you are) should NEVER attempt to make your Bearded Dragon swim !

I have spent 25 years breeding reptiles and am STILL shocked at the lack of information some reptile owners have !

That's just cruel !

- well actually there pools of water and stuff ther and mine can swim perfect o yes they could swim. hes not a hitler for asking a question smart one

Why is your bearded dragons back legs shaking?

A bearded dragon's back legs shake if they have medabolic bone diease.

How many different dragons are there?

There are many different kinds of dragons, how many there are I have no idea. Here are a few. Some of theses are not always considered a 'dragon' the Basilisk (who can shape-shift), gargoyle (most are considered stone statues), and the Hydra are usually not called dragons, so you may want to avoid calling them that, but then again it is up to you. They could both be classified as dragons.

  • European Dragon
  • Frost Dragon
  • Dwarf Dragon
  • Basilisk
  • Chinese Lung
  • Japanese Lung
  • Imperial Chinese Lung
  • Korean Lung
  • Tibetan Dragon
  • Wyvren
  • Hydra
  • Gargoyle
  • Fire dragon
  • Sea dragon
  • Cockatrice
  • Leviathan
  • Water Dragon
  • Sun and Moon Dragon
  • Sand Dragon
  • Lightning Dragon
  • Snake Dragon
  • Stone Dragon
  • Copper, Silver, Brass, Bronze, and Gold Dragons

You're only right about a select few on your list, the rest are not even related to us at all. The only ones in your list that are true dragons are actually the most obvious: Chinese, Japanese, Wyvern (you misspelled it), and (yours truly) European. All other ones in your list are either not dragons at all, not true species (fall into a different category), non-existent, or eliminated (extinct). I'm not joking. I'm a master on the topic, of course, since I happen to be a dragon myself.

Can you keep bearded dragons when you have asthma?

yes. reptiles should not alter your health exept if you don`t wash your hands after touching them