Confinement in a cage is always stressful. Bearded dragons in captivity undergo stress since they were caught, transported, and housed in an interim vivarium. A new life in a new bearded dragon tank will demand another adjustment process.
To make adaptation easier, providing them with a living space that considers your dragon's needs will be useful and thoughtful too. To be able to do that, it will be important to learn about bearded dragons, their habitat and niches.
1. Make sure that your bearded dragon tank is ready even before their date of arrival. If this is done earlier, you will have the opportunity to find out if all mechanisms installed are working so that the conditions are stable.
2. Make sure the size is adequate. It would be ideal to have a 36” x 18” X 18” enclosure or a 55-gallon tank to meet their needs. The capacity should be bigger (especially if building one) because berdies like climbing. A bigger one like 42” X 24” x 42” will be definitely better.
3. Conversely, hatchlings and juveniles must be housed in a smaller baby dragon tank because they can be easily lost and stressed. They can be transferred to bigger tanks as they grow older and mature.
4. Many kinds of construction materials can be used to fabricate a bearded dragon tank. There a few concerns that may influence your decision. It is important to consider budget and the mode of maintaining the cage. To know more about the designs and construction materials, visit pet shops or browse the internet. Two things that must be remembered are using smooth walls to keep the pets free from abrasions and keeping the cage covered with a material that will let the sunlight in.