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Listed below are common Questions to Help you out

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What do bearded dragons eat? 


This  is probably the most common question I get asked. The bearded dragon is  an omnivore and as juveniles eat primarily insects until about a year  or so. After that, their diet completely changes and becomes primarily  plant-based. They eat a large variety or leafy greens, fruits,  vegetables and flowers. Insects they can eat are crickets, superworms,  waxworms, butterworms, grasshoppers, hornworms, silkworms. (Only  Americans have access to dubias roaches) A beardies salad can consist of  collards greens (a main staple) dandelion greens, blackberries, prickly  pear, bell peppers, blueberries, hibiscus, mangoes etc. 


How long do bearded dragons live? 


This  all depends on care, genetics, health and stress. The average life  expectancy is around 12-13, however, they have been known to live past  15 with great care. Beardies who pass before the age of 10 could have  had previous health issues, improper care or bad genes. Most owners want  their beardies to live long and healthy lives, so this is why setting  up a proper enclosure and giving them a proper diet is so important. 


How big do bearded dragon's get? 


Bearded  dragons are considered a medium-sized lizard. They are generally  stocky, most beardies in captivity will weight over 400-500 grams (over a  pound). The size and length of a beardie depend on health, age and sex.  The average length of most beardies is between 18-22 inches. Females  are typically at the lower end of the scale and males at the higher  end. 

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