Is there any body that can help me? Im thinking of getting 2 Bearded lizards and I need some help. Im very interested in owning a bearded lizard but I dont know a lot about them. These will be my first reptiles. I kind of know the basic foods like crickets, mealworms, fruit, and veggies but i dont know in any great detail of what fruits and vegitables to feed them and how much and how often. I dont know exactly how big a tank to get them or how to prepare it.

Can I put them in one tank or seperate them? How do I breed them? Should I get a different tank for that? How do I make an incubator? How do I store their food? What should I get for their bedding? What light should I use? Should I put in a heat rock? How often should I handle them? And any other basics and important info would be very much appreciated.
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Is there any body that can help me? Im thinking of getting 2 Bearded lizards and I need some help. ... heat rock? How often should I handle them? And any other basics and important info would be very much appreciated.

Click on the following link, then take your choice. This is a good place to start. Good luck
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=bearded+dragon+care+s heets
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Is there any body that can help me? Im thinking of getting 2 Bearded lizards and I need some help. ... a heat rock? How often should I handle them?And any other basics and important info would be very much appreciated.

Start your research using a search engine (I prefer Google) and searching for "bearded dragon care sheet". They're not called bearded lizards. Their latin name is Pogona vitticeps, google that too.

Don't even THINK about breeding them until you know A LOT about their care and have been maintaining them successfully for quite some time.

AFTER you've done some research on the basics and narrowed down some specific questions, come back and ask us those and we'd be happy to help. Giving you every speck of info on beardies is kind of a waste of time as there is PLENTY of info in books and online that you have access to. When you've demonstrated that you've researched heavily into the animals you're interested in, then you'll be much closer to being ready to get some beardies!
A couple of notes - getting 2 young ones may result in you having 2 males that will SERIOUSLY injure one another when they get older. Either buy babies from a qualified breeder who can sex them, buy older dragons that are easily sexed, or be prepared with a whole seperate cage in case you wind up with 2 males. Even if they live peacefully together, one day things can change. My coworker kept 2 male beardies together from the time they were hatchlings. At 3 years old, one male bit the other male's leg so severely it had to be amputated!!!

As for dietary concerns - here's a general set of numbers on feeding: 70% of diet should be animal proteins (insects and the occasional pinkie mouse or canned carnivore food) - 20% of the diet should be vegetable matter - and only 10% of the diet should be fruit. These numbers are flexible, more veggies is fine, but watch the fruit intake. All bugs is bad too, they need to eat a variety of foods.

NEVER USE HEAT ROCKS.
Newspaper works GREAT for bedding.
Handling daily will result in a tame lizard. The more you put into your relationship, the more you'll get out of it.
Now go research and then come back with more questions!

fr0glet
Hi,
Well firstly I hope you do get your Berded Dragons and love 'em as much as I do when we got ours.
As others have said I would do a Google or grab a book from ur local herp store as there's plenty of info out there! Emotion: surprise)
I find BD's are fairly easy and hardy but that doesn't mean that they don't need looking after!
I suggest that you should look to being able to house a 4X2X2 (foot) viv to house them. One male with one or more females
is usually okay and two males together can be okay (but they may fight). Two males and one female is asking for trouble!
As babies they will eat most crickets and the like and as they get older the diet will(should!!) consist of more veg. Most veg are okay but lettuce isn't as its moctly water, little nutrition and can give 'em the runs! Things like spinach are also okay but not in vast amounts as it binds calcium.
Calcium is important for strong bone growth so expect to have some calcium supplement available - the crickets tend to get shaked in the stuff and then fed to the BD's. BD's also need a UV light source (its not enough to have light through glass) and you will need to provide a basking spot. Again all this sort of info is in lots of care sheets out there.

Heat rocks and similar are a bad idea - BD's have heat sensors on the top of their bodies so heat from underneath won't be felt in the same way. There's just too much risk of overheating and burn injuries Emotion: sad Heat Mats are okay to help provide some general warmth. I would also figure on getting a good thermostat to control the basking heater/lamp.

I handle mine every day - if they are happy for it. Sometimes they come out - other times I just stroke their heads in the viv..Aww Emotion: smile

Well - I hope this gets you started off. And I hope you enjoy having them when you get them!
Jon Emotion: smile
ok I have looked at a care sheet and it says that they can get up to 24" long. Do they usually get this long? It also says to get a tank about 1.2 meters long. Is this about right or should i buy a longer one? It says that some sort of heat source should be provided. It suggests using a wire from an electric blanket burried under the soil. Would this work or should i get something different? Aaron
ok I have looked at a care sheet and it says that they can get up to 24" long. Do ... a wire from an electric blanket burried under the soil. Would this work or should i get something different? Aaron

Im *** now, got in fromt he nightclub, i have kept and bread these, not surew where you are int he world, but 2foot is long, they are a arid, diurnal(day) reptile, hardy and good for beginners, but please learnt he basics, it took me several years before i staarted breedning them, they cost a lot in outlay and you wont make any money from breeeding them, the food alone costs a lot.
Nice repitles, trustworthy.
As others said, use google and come back here wtih questiosn if your not sure or dubioius.
Hey Julian,
Good nite out then..?
LOL - ur posting seems to pass on that slightly drunk'n'hazing feeling that we all enjoy Emotion: surprise)
Well done Emotion: surprise)
Jon Emotion: smile
PS. Hope yer head ain't sore this morning!
Hey Julian, Good nite out then..? LOL - ur posting seems to pass on that slightly drunk'n'hazing feelingthat we all enjoy Emotion: surprise) Well done Emotion: surprise) Jon Emotion: smile PS. Hope yer head ain't sore this morning!

Im ok now, it was a steady night, about 6 vodkas and 20 tabboos, i just love that stuff, heads ok, always is on spirits.
Reading what i wrote i must have been quite a bit gone!
Im ok now, it was a steady night, about 6 vodkas and 20 >tabboos, i justlove that stuff, heads ok, always is on spirits. Reading what i wrote i must have been quite a bit gone!

What's a tabboo? I've never heard of them. I got a bit *** at a wedding, drank 3 glasses of champagne in 30 minutes. At another wedding a week before I drank 5 glasses of champagne over a 2 hour period.

At one scifi convention I got drunk for the first time. It was on Bacardi Breezers. You have to be careful with those, they're sweet and a bit like soft drinks and you tend to drink them faster because they don't have a strong alcohol taste. Unfortunately this means that you'll get *** and incoherent faster
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