Baby Bearded Dragons

Egg hatching
Bearded dragon eggs hatch over the course of one to three days. The eggs will become indented and collapse. The baby lizards create a slit using an egg tooth and free themselves from the eggs.

After nearly all the eggs have hatched, there may be a few baby dragons that are unable to get free. You may have to help using a pair of cuticle scissors. Cut a tiny slit in the top of the egg, taking care not to hurt the baby.

Let the baby dragon escape the egg on by itself. If there is still an egg sac on the baby, leave it be. It will break free of the sac when ready. The babies will each be about 3 to 4 inches long.

Feeding baby dragons
You will have to be careful not to overfeed the baby bearded dragons. Overfeeding can put pressure on the lizards nerves and cause paralysis in the rear legs and possibly death.

They will need a lot of food, but in smaller frequent meals. Good food will be small crickets, recently molted mealworms, and wax worms.

The insects should be gut loaded and coated with vitamin and mineral powder several times a week. A calcium powder should be coated on the insects daily.

Be sure to introduce them to vegetables about every other day. The vegetables should be finely chopped and in small quantities.

Feeding juveniles
Juvenile bearded dragons will be transitioned into eating more vegetables and less insects. They should be offered vegetables every day. Once they are are around nine months old insects should be fed only 2 – 3 times per week.

You must still take care and make sure the insects are not too large for your young bearded dragons. At around the same time, calcium supplements can be reduced to every other day and vitamin supplements to once a week.

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