The Bearded Dragon: Feeding And Accommodation

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Bearded dragon
Feeding and Accommodation
The bearded dragon is an omnivore which means that it can eat other animals so for bearded dragons they can be fed; locusts, meal worms, crickets, and butter worms (Drs Foster and Smith, 2015). Furthermore the bearded dragon will also eat plants such as dandelion greens, clover and mustard greens (Drs Foster and Smith, 2015). The bearded dragon eats vegetables as well for example broccoli, okra, grated carrots (Drs Foster and Smith, 2015) Moreover the bearded dragon will also eat fruit such as apples, grapes and dates (Drs Foster and Smith, 2015). Bearded dragons diets should be suited to their nutritional requirements such as age, sex, health problems and more.
Water should be in a bowl with constant
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If a bearded dragon’s tail becomes severed it will not grow back to full length (Pet University, …show more content…
Health and safety considerations
When dealing with animals health and safety needs to be taken into consideration because health and safety is key when working with animals. When handling animals that person should have personal protective equipment on these items such as; overalls, steel toe capped boots. Hair should be tied up jewellery should be taken off.
The risks of handling a beard dragon you could get bit, scratched, you could even catch salmonella if you do not wash properly before and after handling this animal (Pogo Pogona, 2016). You could also drop this animal, the animal could get stressed, and the animal could get out of the enclosure if the door is not closed properly.
There are several ways that a bearded dragon should not be handled; do not pick it up by the tail; you shouldn’t grab the dragon suddenly (Riddle, T, 2016). The dragon should not be placed in areas where it can jump or fall from a height (Riddle, T, 2016). Also do not leave a bearded dragon unattended in a room (Riddle, T,

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