The perfect book for anyone who owns—or wants to own—a bearded dragon!
- Informative guide packed with everything you need to know to take quality care of your bearded dragon
- Tips and guidance for selecting healthy, thriving bearded dragons as pets or for breeding
- Understanding behavior, personality traits, and anatomy
- Feeding a nutritionally sound diet, including supplements, at your dragon's different life stages
- Proper habitat and how to design and maintain comfort with heat sources, lighting, and substrates
- Recognizing illness and injury, how to handle health issues, and dragon-keeping FAQs
- New sections on training, play, enrichment, accessories, and fun activities
The bearded dragon is widely considered the best reptile to keep as a pet! Hailing from Australia, the beardie is a favorite among herpetoculturists and hobbyists alike.
This updated edition of Bearded Dragon Manual promises to excite new and seasoned herp enthusiasts with its in-depth discussion on all aspects of dragon keeping. Packed with valuable information that will help you learn how to take quality care of your pet, this book takes a close look at all the characteristics that have made these attractive lizards so popular in the pet world.
Learn all about breeding bearded dragons, including egg-laying and incubation, and take a look at their basic genetics, plus the history and characteristics of the different types of bearded dragons. Discover how to select bearded dragons as pets or for breeding and create a comfortable habitat for your bearded dragon by emulating nature with proper heat and lighting. Learn to understand typical bearded-dragon behavior and personality quirks, how to feed your dragon a nutritionally sound diet throughout its life, how to recognize signs of disease and handle health issues. Explore detailed health and feeding charts and find helpful answers to dragon owners' frequently asked questions on tank size, feeder crickets, shedding issues, UVB, tail rot, and more. You'll also find vividly illustrated chapters on beautiful varieties of color morphs.
Written by a team of recognized herpetoculture authorities, veterinarians, and specialists, this reliable resource offers comprehensive information and guidelines for newcomers who wish to add a bearded dragon to their vivarium and experienced bearded-dragon enthusiasts alike. With revised and expanded text and vibrant photos, including brilliantly colored morphs, these 224 pages offer comprehensive ownership and care advice from experts in the fields of reptile husbandry, breeding, and veterinary medicine. Packed with information for the beginner, yet sophisticated enough to address more difficult care questions, this book provides a virtual course in bearded dragon husbandry for enthusiasts of any age. Learn all you need to know to provide your dragon with the best care, maintaining your pet in excellent health and condition throughout its life.
This new edition includes updated information on care and feeding, breeding, habitat, and habits of bearded dragons, as well as new sections on play, accessories, activities, and more!
Get the foundation you need to confidently purchase, set up, and care for your bearded dragon, and be prepared for what to expect, with Bearded Dragon Manual, 3rd Edition!
"I wish something like this existed when I got my first bearded dragon! Packed full of useful information and stunning pictures, this book is the perfect starting point for any new beardie keeper."
—Elle O'Shea, reptile keeper, content creator, and co-owner of Elle's Reptiles, LLC