Clean the baby dragon's house regularly. Since bearded dragons are messy creatures, their homes must be cleaned twice a day. It is a danger for a baby dragon's health if their surroundings are not kept clean because their young age makes them more susceptible to fleas and diseases. The highest mortality rate of bearded dragons take place during their first month.
Just like many lizards, geckos can drop their tails as a defense mechanism. That is widely known, but what is not so known is that the Crested Gecko cannot grow its tail back. For the others, the tails the regenerate do not look the same as the one they lost. It will have duller colors and markings, and it will be shorter and stubbier. It may even be malformed. One more interesting tidbit here: They store fat in their tails to get them through lean times. It holds fat, and also nutrition, so it's not just a source of energy.
There are approximately 5,000 "known" species of lizards around the world and a lot of them have become popular in terms of becoming household pets. The range in size, shape, color and look is so wide that breeders and ordinary pet lovers find them very interesting and for some, they consider their pet lizards as their collection.
If your child wants a lizard, make sure both you and your child do your research. These are exotic animals and have care requirements that are very different from a cat or dog. If you see your child is not properly caring for the animal then it is your responsibility to do so. Do not acquire the lizard if you are not 100% sure you and your child can care for it. Lizards can live for 15-20-even more years, so make sure you do your research before diving into this long-term relationship!
Temperament - a child is going to want to take the lizard out of the tank and play with it. He/she isn't going to be able to sit and watch it in it's tank all of the time. For this reason you need a lizard that is docile, and not skittish. Bearded dragons are a very popular choice for kids because they're rather calm, and they can handle being out of their tank for short periods of time. Your child must be taught to treat the animal with respect because a bearded dragon will defend itself if it feels it is in danger.
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