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What to watch for in Bearded Dragon Behavior.
1. Arm-waving - is the earliest sign of social behavior and can be seen within days of hatching. Sample: Please don’t hurt me.
2. Tail Curling - being upward toward the sky. Being alert for danger throughout the days.
3. Head-Bobbing or Head Jerking - lowering and fast raising of the head, performed in repetitive sets. Lifting the front of the body jerks upward. it’s head-Jerking more caused by male dragons. It’s means breeding and territorial mode and in courtship with females dragons to copulation.
4. Male-Male Encounters - This has always been a issue for all male and female dragons. If you put the same males and females in a aquarium together. They will fight to the death. I also seen this in female dragon too. Please keep in mind. Only have one male and one female together in the aquarium.
5. Tongue Tasting - This is very normal for all Bearded Dragons. They like to taste new food and objects that’s surround them in new places. I wouldn’t worry to much on this topic.
When I see or hear this from other bearded dragon owners.
It makes me wonder a lot of questions to myself and others that are keeping bearded dragons as pets.
The real meaning is: Calcium Deficiency is more common to all reptiles and Amphibians as a pet.
It’s when the bones and muscle starts to get weaker, no movement in the legs and body.
The only way to keep this from happening to your bearded dragons is to dust calcium on every crickets and worms that has been given to your dragon.
I use calcium powder on food, use these supplement too.
Here are these calcium idea that will help your bearded dragon too.
( I use these for my baby Sparx – Bearded Dragon. Because he has Bone Deficiency.)
These are very important for all reptiles and amphibians!
All Bearded Dragons are so amazing reptiles.
These different colors of breeds are awesome to see in photos and
up close & personal encounter.
Here are different types of color names that Bearded Dragons do come in at pet stores and breeders around the world that raises these amazing dragons.
Hypo – Translucent
Red / Gold -
Red / Gold Sandfire
Gold Iris Morph Color
Sandfire novelty with Pink and purple highlights
Pastel Morph Inland Bearded Dragons
Sample of Photos of Colors Bearded Dragons below:
Sue & Spikey
( Bearded Dragons )
Sue & Spikey
( African Clawed Frog )
African Clawed Frogs are the most amazing amphibians to have as a pet, you can learn so much from these guys. These African Clawed Frogs have flattened body and web-less toes and fingers. The color on them are black claws on many digits. Small and dorsally oriented lidness eyes; lateral line organs that look like lines of stitching. They usually live Eastern and Southern Africa. Not very often you will see these African Clawed Frogs in pet store. They more captive Bred by pet traders. The actual size for an adult is: 2.5 – 5 inches long, they’re life span is: 30+ years.
Setup is very simple for these guys. 10 – 40 gallon aquarium is the best for them to grow into.
I use medium size rock for the bottom and half tank of water. They don’t need a filter to keep the water running all day. I just use regular water and fake plant in the tank. They’re not much of a handler. They’re skin is very silky and easy to slip through your hands. Food is: wax worms, meal worms, Crickets and grubs ( If they’re not sprayed with insect powder. )
These are wonderful to enjoy watching everyday.
( Great Plain Skink )
I do love these Great Plain Skinks; they’re very different to other lizards and Skinks too.You would find these Skinks in the wild and never in pet stores. They’re more in the desert surrounding areas in North American through central and southwestern Arizona. Adult Great Plain Skinks are more clear pattern of light and dark spots on the back ; the scales are rows on the sides run diagonally to the back scales, unlike any other Skinks.
Juvenile are like bright blue tail that fade with age. The size of these guys are: 6.5 to 13 inches long and there more in moist area and desert grasslands, river and streams, ponds. You can find them here in New Mexico and Western Texas.
They’re very fast to catch and spot them.
Big Tommy Boy
( Great Plain Skink )
He starting to grow more everyday now. His tail longer than his body already. Very cute and fun to watch too.
Since I have a juvenile bearded dragon…
I use a 10 gallon aquarium
Reptile carpet to make it fit the size of the tank
I have water dish, food dish and small log or a rock to climb onto.
small crickets are more their meal and favorite than mealworms.
Don’t over feed the them. Only give 2 small crickets. They will tell you when they don’t want anymore.
Mist bottle for two times a day. So it can get water.
Cleaning is very easy to do. Just take a tissue and take out the poop.
Have a heating lamp and day light lamp on a timer. It’s easy to not over heat the tank temperature.
Temperature gauge is very important to have when the heat lamp and day light lamp is to much for the bearded dragon.
This will help what the temperature really should be at for the bearded dragons closure.
The temperature for the bearded dragon should be at: 90 – 100 % degrees.
Just remember don’t go over 100 degree heat in the aquarium . It will kill the baby bearded dragon.
Dust the crickets with calcium powder.
This is how I do my baby bearded dragon setup.
I have never thought that most pet stores will have a better transport for reptiles. Usually they only have boxes but instead they came up with this for transporting reptiles.