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dwarf dragon

Name Dutch: dwarf dragon
Scientific name: Pogona Henrylawsonic
Origin: Australia
Age: Average 15 years (in captivity)
Height: 25 to 30 cm
Day temperature: 24 – 32°c
Humidity: 40 to 60%
Birth: Egg laying, these hatch after about 60 days.
Activity: Day active
Legislation: None
Climate: Steppe and dry forest area
Stay: Terrariums
Heat place: 40 ° c
Night temperature: 20 ° c
Night humidity: 60-70%
Minimum size: 90 x 45 x 45 cm

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Dwarf bearded dragons grow very quickly and can be fully grown within 2 years. The growth is clearly visible because the dwarf bearded dragon sheds in several smaller phases and not in one phase as with a snake, for example. When the dwarf bearded dragons are fully grown, they are about 25 to 30 cm long. Males generally remain slightly smaller than the females.

The character of the dwarf bearded dragon is very nice, they are naturally curious and calm. They are also generally easy to get tamed and they will not or rarely bite. These animals have a great need for UVB lighting and high temperatures. They are used to this from their natural living environment, you will find more information about this under the heading housing.

Dwarf bearded dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni)

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The dwarf bearded dragon is an omnivore, which means that it eats 'everything'.
Think of food animals such as grasshoppers, crickets, small cockroaches or worms. It is important to observe the rule here: the size of the food animals must not be larger than the mouth of the dwarf bearded dragon. They also eat different kinds of fruits and vegetables. It is important that a good mineral and vitamin preparation is used.

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Dwarf Dragons are found in Central and Western Queensland in Northeastern Australia. The habitat consists of forest edges with dry areas. Not many trees or plants grow here. The dwarf bearded dragon is therefore a ground dweller and will not climb very much. The terrarium must therefore be a dry terrarium. Think of sand, stones and wood as furnishing. The terrarium is at least 90x45x45. For every extra female that is added, we advise to calculate 50 cm extra in width. Men cannot be combined. So you can only keep one male with several females in one terrarium.

The temperature of the terrarium should be about 24 or 25 degrees with a locally warmer place to bask. The hotspot can reach 40 degrees. This allows the animal to determine its own body temperature. You can create hotspots in different ways. A basking spot or a combination lamp can be used for this. These lamps also heat and emit UVB. UVB ensures that vitamin D3 is produced under the skin. This vitamin ensures that calcium is absorbed into the blood and eventually absorbed into the muscles. If only a basking spot is used, it is important that an extra UVB lamp is mounted in the terrarium. Fluorescent lamps, energy-saving lamps and/or metal halide lamps are available for this. Be informed about this by a specialist. They can think along and thus determine which situation is most suitable.

The humidity should be relatively low, about 40% and in the rainy season up to 60%. This can be achieved with, for example, a Lucky Reptile sprayer if you do it manually or a spraying installation from brands such as Aqua Nature Tec for an automatic spraying system. There is therefore no need for a water section in the terrarium. The dwarf bearded dragon does of course need a drinking source. A shallow water bowl can be purchased for this.

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