You need to make sure you have the right size tank for your bearded dragon. A tank too small can be very stressful for your beardie and can limit their overall growth. Use the guidelines below to help determine the best tank side for your dragon:
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Enclosure: Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are big lizards, so they need fairly large enclosures. A good enclosure for an adult bearded dragon is a glass reptile tank that is approximately 36 inches long by 16 inches wide by 17 inches deep (or about 40 gallons). A sliding screen top is also needed. Most people buy bearded dragons as babies. You can keep a young bearded dragon in a smaller tank, but it makes the most sense and saves money to get the bigger tank at the beginning.
A good size for a bearded dragon terrarium is a 125-gallon tank
At one end of the enclosure, three rocks were stacked to form a perching/basking spot. These fit together perfectly so that they are sturdy and will not be dislodged by normal activities and movements of either the bearded dragon or its owner. The large base rock has an overhanging ledge that creates a cavelike space for hiding. The base rock sits on the tank bottom, with the sand around it, so the lizard cannot dig under the rock and potentially get stuck or injured.
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The tank will be your bearded dragon's home for the next several years. There are many different although the tank type isn't necessarily as important as the You will need to make sure that your tank is the right size for your bearded dragon.
Glass aquariums and glass terrariums work well as enclosures. However, some Bearded Dragons get upset if they see their reflections. In such cases, a background can do the trick. You can also use enclosures made out of plexiglass, wood, and/or melamine.
Wire and mesh are not generally good ideas. They don't hold in heat well enough.
As for the top, I personally love screen lids, they're great for ventilation while still keeping most of the heat in.
You can get cages at pet stores, garage sales, and classifieds both online and in newspapers. Or you can build your own cage. Directions to build your own cage can be found at and .
The bare minimum is a 40 gallon breeder (36 by 18 by 18 inches) for one fully grown Bearded Dragon.
The ideal tank size is 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
When choosing an enclosure size, it's important to keep in mind that some higher gallon numbers aren't wide enough, such as a 55 gallon (aka a 55 gallon long) that is only 48 by 13 by 21 inches. Since most Bearded Dragons are a minimum of 18 inches fully grown, a 55 gallon long will not be wide enough for them to turn around comfortably.