Adult bearded dragons need a minimum of a , preferably an enclosure that is at least 4’ x 2’ x 2. Glass aquariums and terrariums are popular choices as they hold in heat and are easy to clean. You can often find them at your local pet store or used, for a cheaper price. Custom wooden/melamine enclosures are some of our favorites, as they can be aesthetically pleasing while retaining functionality! Plastic enclosures (made from high density polyethylene) will also make dandy setups that enable you to care for your bearded dragon fantastically. Prices vary with all of these, as you could potentially purchase an inexpensive used aquarium or get a high-end custom wooden terrarium. It depends on your budget and what you want!
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Lights range in price from $ 20-00 up to $ 40-00. Heating pads are not recommended, bearded dragons need radiant heat from the sun and heating pads will only cause a problem with digestion and natural thermos regulation. If additional heat is necessary after the lights get switched off a ceramic heating unit is recommended.
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The prices of terrariums differ widely depending on their size, and one must bear in mind that your baby bearded dragon will grow quickly in its first year and needs the space to do so. Prices range from $ 150-00 up to $ 300-00 for a decent quality terrarium that includes the correct UVB lighting and heating equipment. You may also want to spend extra money on getting nice decor for the terrarium to create a nice habitat for the bearded dragon.
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