Bearded Dragon cage furniture

My family gave me a Bearded Dragon when I was a child. This Bearded Dragon, named Thor, was a really friendly pet. He did have one little problem when we first got him though. We
had a very big stand up aquarium for him to stay in, filled
with tree limbs for climbing, a water dish, a food dish, and
it had a fluorescent heating light at the top of the cage.

When we first put him in the cage, he would constantly
thrash about and the tree limbs we had put inside would
create so much noise. One day he thrashed so hard he broke
the aquarium so we had to buy another aquarium. While at the
pet store, the owner of the store was speaking to my mother
about caring for the animal. We learned that we had too many
tree branches inside the aquarium and that Thor was feeling
claustrophobic (fear of enclosed places) . He suggested
using only two moderately sized tree limbs as well as a
basking rock and a little house for him to hide in.

We also didn't know that we had to decontaminate the limbs and rocks and bowls before placing them inside of the aquarium, but
the owner said that wiping them down with water and letting
them bake in the sun for a day would be sufficient for Thor.
After buying the lizard house and finding a good sized rock,
we cleaned them off and let them sit in the sun for a day
inside a box to keep things out of it, then placed them in
the lizard cage. Ever since then Thor had no problems with
his home. The biggest thing you can take from this is not to
overcrowd your bearded Dragon aquarium and provide a basking
rock to help your Bearded Dragon get settled in to a new

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Jan 19, 2013
Keeping your bearded dragon happy
by: Anonymous

I too have a bearded dragon, named spike, he is a friendly chap and very happy in his own environment, I have recently removed some of his wooden apparatus giving him more room in his tank and also added a litttle colour, for example some plastic trees etc, he now seems happier than ever, he moves freely around his tank and enjoys lookin through the glass.

May 12, 2011
plastic orwood
by: Anonymous

I was wondering which is better for the furniture in the cage plastic or wood im thinking wood cause it wont get as hot ?

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