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    Bearded Dragon

    Not referring to anyones Mother in Law here !!!!
    Does anyone know owt about these little lizard creatures.
    Would they be suitable for a 5 year old ?

    What's involved in looking after them ?
    Do you think they make good pets ?

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    Easiest reptile to look after, very friendly, initial set up can be expensive. My youngest was about 3 or 4 when we got our 1st beardie

    Good forum to find out all you need here
    reptileforums.co.uk/

    Got one myself the other week, Very lively and friendly, She's just shedding her skin.

    Anyway their one of if not the best lizard to have as a pet, Fairly hardy lizards and easy to look after.

    Feed them Crickets/Wax worms/Silk worms/Locast and vegetables/Fruit 3-5 times a day give them as much as they'll eat but remove any live food that she doesn't eat as they can bite...!!!!

    Juveniles eat 80% Live food 20% Fruit and Vegatables.

    As they get older they'll eat more fruit and veg.

    Don't give them Cucumber, Iceburg lettuce, Fireflies.

    Vivarium should be at least 4ft x 2ft for adults.

    They need a UV light and Heat light ( On for 12 hours a day ).

    Heat mat as a backing heat, Best left on constantly but can be turned off at night during the summer months.

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for the advice. I was in the reptile shop yesterday and thought they were cute. Son had wanted a corn snake initially, but think these would be a better pet.
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