Cost for everything for bearded dragon?

Cost for everything for bearded dragon?

Postby hasan » March 15th, 2014, 12:31 am

Ok, I want to get one bearded dragon. Preferably a baby. So I'm wondering the cheapest aquarium I could get for a decent size? How much it would be including the aquarium, the heat lamp, and everything it NEEDS. (Not including toys/accessories) and not including food. Also if you know roughly what price a baby would cost? And a good place to buy them? I live in ontario.
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Cost for everything for bearded dragon?

Postby banjiman49 » March 15th, 2014, 12:34 am


Glass, plastic tubs and thin plastic sheeting are not a suitable materials to use for keeping high-temperature / desert living reptiles in !

You need to use a 48" x 24" x 24" wooden vivarium with glass sliding doors for 1 or 2 Beardies, something like this:

Wood has better heat-retaining properties and will also stop your lizard having too much humidity in the enclosure. Glass tends to cause chest infections & skin conditions due to condensation and lack of ventilation.

Heating should be provided by a roof-mounted 100 watt or 150 watt ceramic heat emitter:
or a reptile radiator
connect either device to a thermostat set at 75ºF [27ºC]. The probe should be sited 3" off the floor at the opposite end of the vivarium to the heater [the cool end].

It is ESSENTIAL that the heater is protected by a mesh guard to prevent your lizard burning itself:

Day-time Ultra-Violet light, "normal" white light and basking spot heat should be provided by a 160 watt mercury vapour UV & Heat Lamp such as the Zoo Med PowerSun lamp. This should also have a guard over it and switched on from 12 to 14 hours a day.

Adjust the height of the lamp or place rocks and/or logs directly under the lamp until the surface temperature stabilizes at 100ºF [37ºC]

Use FINE Orchid [Reptile] Bark
as a substrate.

Cannot tell you the cost as I live in London, England.
Use Google to search for on-line suppliers...
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