Bearded Dragons Rock
Bearded Dragon Care and Information
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Bearded Dragons Rock is the one stop website for all your bearded dragon care information. We use the latest research combined with our years of experience to bring you the most up to date bearded dragon care information.
Who Are We?
We are Claire and Steve and we’ve kept our own bearded dragons since 2007 – that’s over 15 years. We also have science degrees which help us separate the good evidence from the anecdotal. We’re passionate about our bearded dragons – so we’re not just here to cash in on a new pet fad like some of the other sites out there. The information on this site is based on our own experience as well as research we’ve looked at and discovered during our more than 15 years of keeping bearded dragons.
We’ll separate the fact from the myth and break down why things are the way they are. It’s our goal to give you all you need to know about the best ways to look after your bearded dragon and what to do if things go wrong.
We’ve organised Bearded Dragons Rock into various categories relating to bearded dragons, such as bearded dragon diet, bearded dragon health, bearded dragon habitat and other categories of bearded dragon care. You can find links to these categories down below, or you can use the menu at the top of any page.
You can also search our site for any information you might need using the box below;
Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)
This website is all about the Central Bearded Dragon (Latin name, Pogona Vitticeps) and how to keep one as pet. There are 7 other species of Bearded Dragon, such as the Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona Barbata), the Rankins Dragon (Pogona Henrylawsoni), Kimberley Dragon (Pogona Microlepidota), Western Bearded Dragon (Pogona Minima), Dwarf Bearded Dragon (Pogona Minor), North-West (or Mitchells) Dragon (Pogona Mitchelli), Nullabor Bearded Dragon (Pogona Nullabor).
Of all these, we’re going to concentrate on Central Bearded Dragon care as this is the species of Pogona that is most commonly kept as a pet. The care of the other Pogona dragons can vary due to their environments differing in the wild.
The Central Bearded Dragon originates from the arid, semi-arboreal desert area of Central Australia. This is a very harsh environment and the Central Bearded Dragon has evolved to be a hardy little creature. They are, however lovely little creatures who make excellent pets. They’re small enough to not need a huge vivarium, but big enough to feel substantial when you hold them or interact with them.
Bearded Dragons aren’t hard to care for, but they are quite specialised and many new owners won’t realise that they’re not caring for their bearded dragons properly. Many of the illnesses that can befall bearded dragons take months or years to show up – by which time it can be too late. Diseases such as MBD for example take years of (unintentional) neglect to manifest.
Of course, if you don’t know then you don’t know. And you can’t rely on pet shops to give you advice because most of them are hopelessly wrong. That’s what Bearded Dragons Rock is created for and is here so that you can care for your bearded dragon in the best way possible.