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All items found in FAQ’s section come from the following sources.
Bearded Dragons – www.thebeardeddragon.org
Can bearded dragons hear?
Yes, bearded dragons can hear – and they can hear very well. They are also extremely sensitive to vibrations and will usually be able to detect someone’s movement.
Can bearded dragons see color?
Yes, bearded dragons have very useful vision to hunt for food. They can see full color, however their depth perception is bad since their eyes are on the sides of their head (causing them to run into things).
Can bearded dragons swim?
Yes, bearded dragons can swim. Some dragons are actually very good swimmers. However, it is a life/death scenario for your dragon so always monitor it when he/she is swimming and don’t purposefully force your dragon to swim.
Do bearded dragons bite?
Although rare, yes, bearded dragons can bite whenever they feel threatened or are in a bad mood. Be careful because their bites can hurt and can sometimes draw blood.
Do bearded dragons carry salmonella?
Yes, all lizards carry salmonella. Keep in mind though, you have a better risk of getting salmonella from handling eggs at the supermarket than you do from your bearded dragon. However, it is still considered smart to wash your hands before and after handling a bearded dragon.
Do bearded dragons have teeth?
Yes, bearded dragon have teeth. Their front teeth are used for biting and tearing their prey and will fall out regularly. Their side teeth are used for eating plants and are permanent.
Do bearded dragons hibernate?
Yes, in the wild bearded dragons will go through brumation which is a semi-hibernation phase. As pets, most bearded dragons will go through a brumation cycle, but some may not. It is mostly dependent on the hormones within your dragon and the environment/temperature he/she is in.
Do bearded dragons shed?
Yes, bearded dragons will occasionally shed their skin. Young dragons will frequently shed their skin as they grow, while adult dragons will shed a couple times per year.
How much are bearded dragons?
The cost of a bearded dragon depends on its age and color. You can normally get bearded dragons for $60-$100, but you can also find them for free in the classifieds or can pay up to $1,200.00 for rare morphs from selective breeders.
How big does a bearded dragon tank need to be?
The size of a bearded dragon tank depends on how large your bearded dragon is. Most dragons will be happy in a 40 gallon tank when they are full grown, however very large dragons may require larger tanks.
Can bearded dragons live together?
Bearded dragons do well living with each other when they are young, however adult bearded dragons do best apart. Sometimes females will live together without any issues but males need to be alone.
Can bearded dragons live with other lizards?
Bearded dragons should never live with any other types of lizard. Even if the lizards are not aggressive towards each other, the bacteria that may be normal to one could be lethal to another.