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If you're a bearded dragon owner or are planning to get one this short tutorial aims to help you
make a better and more informed decisions about one of the most important elements in keeping
a pet happy and healthy: their habitat. When buying bearded dragon cages please take the
following things into consideration and you will be a much happier owner:

Things to consider
      Bearded dragons need space, at the very minimum a 36x18x18 inch aquarium or cage for
       a full grown adult, however the more space the better. A bearded dragon is considered an
       adult once it reaches 6" or more.
      Easy maintenance and accessibility are two of the most important factors when
       deciding to buy a bearded dragon cage. Easy maintenance means you will be more
       inclined to clean it's habitat while accesibility means you will be more inclined to play
       with him, two very important factors in your pet's happiness. Remember, a front opening
       cage is easier to clean that a top opening cage if you have decorations in your dragon's
       habbitat (which you should). Getting under all those branches and rocks is easier from the
       front or sides than having to take them all out to clean them.
      Location is important: try to put the cage in a place that isn't very crowded or noisy as
       not to stress the animal, but don't isolate it either, bearded dragons need to observe
       movement from time to time. Also try to pick a place that is dry, bearded dragons do not
       like humidity
      Bearded dragons love perching so try to create at least one if not more perching spots
       for your dragon. A hide box is also necessary, either that or try to arrange the perching
       accesories in a way such as the dragon can hide or rest underneath them.

Bearded dragon cages tips and tricks
      Put a lid on it! While bearded dragons might not like to climb often, they do sometimes
       and can still escape so be sure to put a lid on your cage.
      Never have more than one adult male in a single enclosure as they will compete for
       territory and food and might hurt each other
      The best bearded dragon cages are made out of wood or glass, or other materials that help
       keep the heat in instead of letting it escape
      Bearded dragons live mostly on the ground therefore size in square feet is more important
       than enclosure height

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