Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon Pet Profile

Size 12-20 in (30-50 cm)
Lifespan 6-14 years
Active During the daytime
Food Insects and plants
How to keep them In a terrarium
Number of animals At least two females


The bearded dragon is one of the most popular reptiles. They’re fun to watch, and they’re active in the day unlike many pets. A little work and you can make the terrarium look great: you need a special light, and it has to be heated.

If you want to keep two bearded dragons, keep in mind that they might not get along and may fight. If this happens, you’ll have to keep them separately.

Please note: bearded dragons are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.

You can find out more about this animal in our Bearded Dragon Facts.

How to Keep Them

Terrarium: at least 60x30x30 in (150x80x80 cm) per animal (W x H x D)

Young animals need a diet mostly made up of insects like crickets and grasshoppers. Grown animals mostly eat dandelion leaves, vegetables etc. and live feed around 2 to 3 times a week.

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