Can a child have a bearded dragon as a pet?
Yes, absolutely! Bearded dragons are good-natured and very easy to care for, making it a great choice of a first pet for a child. Bearded dragons are even known to be affectionate to their owners! One of the best characteristics of bearded dragons is that they are hypoallergenic – they do not cause allergies!
How long does a bearded dragon live in captivity?
With a lifespan of 6 to 10 years, even in captivity, they are a wonderful choice of pet for your child to grow up with.
Do you wash your hands after handling a bearded dragon?
Here’s a simple rule: always wash your hands both before and after handling your bearded dragon. While hand sanitizer is an option, a thorough washing with antibacterial soap is a much better way to go. If this rule is followed, your kids have a significantly higher chance of getting salmonella from a cat or a salad as opposed to a bearded dragon.
Is it possible for a bearded dragon to die?
Even with this long life span, bearded dragons can get an illness or disease that can eventually lead to death. The best way to prevent your bearded dragon from becoming ill is to practice good sanitary habits and make routine veterinarian visits.
What kind of air does a bearded dragon need?
Beardies like it hot. Low humidity. Bearded dragons have evolved to breathe air that is relatively dry. High humidity – above 65% – can cause deadly pulmonary disease in your pets. Beardies like and require a bright light above their tank, which will keep them warm and alert.
What happens when a bearded dragon lays too many eggs?
The eggs will become too large to lay if the female does not find a suitable nesting site. This can cause the eggs to become “stuck”. If this goes on for too long it could result in the premature death of the female bearded dragon.
Can a bearded dragon get a mouth infection?
There are a number of possible infections that your bearded dragon could get. They can range from mouth rot to abbesses to inflamed joints. The best way to control infections is to maintain sanitary conditions within the enclosure.