Being a parent of three boys, you can imagine the things that my boys ask me to buy for them. When I first heard of this bearded dragon, I had mixed feelings. I wanted to make my boys happy, but what in the world were theya lizard and three boys seemed like a bad mix to me at the moment.
My boys were old enough to care for pets when they asked me for a bearded dragon, so I found no real reason to be worried about it. I understood that when they are that excited, they’d do anything to take care of the new pet. What was missing was the knowledge needed to keep the creature alive. So, I set out to talk to friends who already have one.
Surprisingly, I discovered a lot of fans in my area, and people were very encouraging when I asked them about what many call the”beardie”. They advised me to read as much as I could about the bearded dragon, so I’d know exactly how to care for this marvelous pet.
When our first Beardie came, I discovered the critter extremely affable. You may say it was love at first sight for my boys, who really made it a point to take care of their new pet.
I loved the reptile and, years later, we are still caring for him, and a couple of other reptiles, in the home. It is not always easy, but when you become a reptile lover, all of the work involved becomes a worthy investment, because you know for a fact that appropriate care generates the best results.
I wrote this book to assist aspiring reptile enthusiasts with their own bearded dragons. It can be a bumpy ride sometimes, especially if you’re just getting used to the day/night cycle, and the feeding requirements, of the species. But trust me, over time, you’ll get used to the process and you will be happy with the results.
These reptiles hail from Australia, and are quite popular with reptile fans in america. Pogona vitticeps can be bought from pet stores and private reptile breeders around the country.
In comparison to other pet reptiles, the bearded dragon is often regarded as”the newcomer’s lizard,” because it is simple to take care of them even if you’ve never tried a reptile as a pet before. Thus, before you move on to more exotic reptiles, try taking care of Pogona vitticeps first.
Needless to say, there are other bearded dragon species; the requirements of Pogona vitticeps’ cousins are similar. Bearded dragons are relatively small in comparison to other domestic reptiles, which makes it perfect for children, too.
The first thing that you have to take under consideration before purchasing a bearded dragon, or some other reptile for that matter, is your personal ability to look after a reptile.