What do I need for my pet bearded dragon?
You want a bearded dragon and want to make sure it receives proper care. To do this you must have everything needed before you bring your new pet home. Below is a list of all the items to keep your new dragon happy and healthy.
A large aquarium or terrarium with a screened top. Get as big a cage as possible.
A combination light fixture that supports fluorescent and incandescent lights.
A UVB fluorescent bulb. A good choice is the ZooMed Reptisun 5.0 fluorescent bulb.
A daylight bulb or heat emitter.
An under tank heat pad.
Substrate for the bottom of the tank.
A hiding area for your bearded dragon.
Rocks, branches, or logs for climbing and basking.
Food bowl, smooth insect bowl, and a water dish.
Any additional decorations, backgrounds, or artificial plants to make the habitat look more natural.
Insects, Vegetables & Supplements
Crickets, mealworms or superworms that have been gut loaded.
Frozen mixed vegetables: beans, carrots, peas.
Fresh vegetables: carrots, mustard, collared, dandelion greens, or kale.
Calcium & vitamin D3 supplement powder.