Bearded Dragon Setup

Bearded Dragon Setup

If you’re thinking of getting a bearded dragon or have just added a new one to your family then you’ll be wondering about a perfect bearded dragon setup for your home. This page will answer all of your concerns about the best bearded dragon setup for you and your bearded dragon.

bearded dragon setup

My beard is my temple

Bearded Dragon Vivarium

bearded dragon setup

Bearded Dragon Vivarium

The first thing you’ll need is a home for your bearded dragon.  A pet’s house is often called a vivarium. It could also be called a tank, a cage, a terrarium, a house. Whatever word is used, we get the picture; it’s somewhere your bearded dragon can call home. Mr. Bearded Dragon recommends a perfect terrarium for your bearded dragon here. A space for a bearded dragon should be at least 4 foot in length. The height of the vivarium still plays an important roll even if bearded dragons aren’t know as the most prolific of climbers. Giving at least 2 foot in height for your bearded dragon will give it some fun options to play around with. Perhaps you’ll see it climb up some rocks to bask nearer to a heat source. All of this space is essential for your bearded dragon to get its daily exercise. Nobody wants a couch potato bearded dragon.

Bearded Dragon Temperature

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Light me fire!

The size of your vivarium will have an effect on the temperature. You’ll need to take this into consideration when setting up a heating source for your bearded dragon and keeping the temperature stable. Bearded dragons thermoregulate themselves naturally by moving from colder to warmer spaces and vis-versa. However, you’ll still need to provide adequate heat to keep your bearded dragon comfortable. It’s likely the temperature of your home will fall below the required temperature of a bearded dragon. Therefore, an additional heating source is required. Find out more about the perfect bearded dragon temperature solutions by following the link.

Bearded Dragon Lighting

bearded dragon lighting

Bearded Dragon Lighting

Light up your bearded dragon’s life by placing the correct UVA and UVB lighting systems at the right temperature for your bearded dragon vivarium. It really is important to fidn the right fit for your own bearded dragon’s space and allow for warmer and cooler zones. The bearded dragon should be able to get closer to a heat source if necessary. The right lighting is a necessity for the bearded dragons health and happiness. Remember, in the arid deserts of Australis you won’t need a winter coat. The bearded dragon like it hot.

Bearded Dragon Substrate

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Where’s my dune buggy?

Once you’ve gone to the effort of finding the right vivarium and lights for your bearded dragon setup, you’ll need to lay down a welcome hoem rug for your new pet. The stuff that goes on the floor of your bearded dragon vivarium is know of as substrate. There are a few differnet options to consider. Replicating it’s habitat of sand and small pebbles might not be the best choice if you’ll worry about your bearded dragon swallowing small lumps of the stuff. There are other cleaner and safer options. Find out more here.

Bearded Dragon Accessories

The final step in your bearded dragon setup. It’s time to give your new bearded dragon crib some homely touches. There are some great ideas for bearded dragon accessories here for both inside and outside your vivarium. Some are more essential than others and some are just for fun. Mr Bearded Dragon like the occasional treat and is a proud house owner. It really wants to show off it’s new territory with some funky bearded dragon accessories.

Just chillin' bro

Just chillin’ bro

Check out some bearded dragon accessories in Amazon’s wishlist below: