Basic Care: Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragons need heat, a strong white light, and ultraviolet light.  They eat plants and animals.  Bearded dragons may not get along if crowded.

The Bearded Dragon Manual (© 2001 by Philippe de Vosjoli, Robert Mailloux, Susan Donoghue, Roger Klingenberg, and Jerry Cole) is a great book on bearded dragon care


An adult bearded dragon needs a cage at least 3 ft long, 2 ft wide, and 1.5 ft tall.

Syringes - How Much Medication Is Needed?

Pets may be sent home with liquid medications.  An oral liquid medication must be given by mouth to be effective.  An injectable liquid medication must be given by injection beneath the skin to be useful.  Some injectable medications require that the medication is inserted into the muscle to be most effective.  It is important that you understand how to read the syringes that are sent home so your pet gets the proper amount of medication at each dose.

Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

All exotic pets, even ones that appear to be outwardly healthy, have the potential to carry and spread contagious diseases that can impact the health of people.  This sort of disease is called a "zoonosis", "zoonotic disease", or "zoonotic infection".