Does anyone have a bearded dragon as a pet?

United States
March 3, 2007 3:44pm CST
A friend of mine gave us one as they were moving to Floria and she didn't want to take him. I have to say that it is my favorite pet and my kids adore him. I was worried about him at first and yet now I don't know what we would do without him. I have a dog also, but I like the dragon better!!
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3 Mar 07
My partner really wants one of these. Are they high maintainence or easy to look after? Could you tell me the average life expectancy? Thanks! I'd love to see a picture of yours. What's his name? :)
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Actually, they are very low maintenance. The cages have to be cleaned monthly and you have to feed them of course, but they are easy to care for. There are certain things that you can't feed them, but ours loves mango baby food! His name is Mr. D. I am not sure of what the life expectancy is- I think it is about 15 years. An interesting fact is that they hibernate in the winter months and will not eat or anything. It is neat to see them. They also have no teeth. I don't have a photo of him yet. If I get one and can figure out how to put it on here I will .
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
My son jas bearded dragons. They are cute, and they are contained in their terrariuns. Unless he takes them out ofcourse. they eat any leafy greens that we eat, andthey love apples, bananas, grapes and most fruit. they also eat meal worms and crickets, which have a tendency to escape, by the way.
• United States
6 Mar 07
I didn't know that they would eat apples. They will eat greens, but you don't want to give them iceburg lettuce as it gives them diaherra. Ours eats kale and canned greens also.
• United States
19 Oct 07
Mine, Mr.Mrs Muggles have there own little things they like.. Mr Muggles won't touch a night crawler but Mrs Muggles loves tghem . Mr Muggls loves Fuzzys and Mrs muggls likes Pinkys, i tryed the greens and they didn't like them much .. but still trying diferent things . romain lettus is good for them. and your right no iceburg letter. aslo mr muggles don't like crickets but she does and they both like meal worms
@zubairsk (341)
• India
10 Nov 09
I like Bearded dragons very much and they are very cute to see.I did not have a bearded dragon and i have different pets.Everyday i take care about other pets and their food and diet.Whenever i went outside i will keep my pets in a cage and a safe place.Bearded dragons look very cute,funny and pretty looking.
• United States
19 Oct 07
I have 2 Bearded Dragons named Mr.Mrs Muggles. i got Mr muggles when my sons girl friend got pregnant and the doctor said she can't be around him because she was high right. My husband George baught me Mrs. Muggles a few weeks later for my brithday. since then i hold them all the time and i have a friend who know's quite a bit about them because Mr. Muggles use to be hers. anyway. Mrs.Muggles clutched 19 eggs . estemated hatch date is Dec 13th. wish us luck .. there so cute and they make awsome pets . we are trying to educate my grand childrens schools about reptiles. there awsome babys we hold them all the time .