All About Bearded Dragons!

Meet our newest exotic species and first reptiles at the farm, the Bearded Dragons! These lizards are native to Australia and known for the flaring of the underside of their throat when they feel threatened. 

Meet the Dragons!

Whiskey

Breed: Fancy Bearded Dragon
Birthday: March 10, 2020

Whiskey is our younger male Bearded Dragon and full of energy. This guy loves to climb and run around his pen and is easy to spot wit his bright coloring.

Whiskey came to us from a reptile rescue in the upstate.  He has slight arm deformities due to MBD, or Metabolic Bone Disease, due to not having proper lighting and access to UVB while he was going. Thankfully, the rescue was able to get him in time to prevent further damage and he gets around great! 

Whiskey will most likely be perched on his branches or on top of his house when you visit! This guy loves to climb.

Checkers

Breed: Bearded Dragon
Birthday: September 10, 2019

Checkers is our older female Bearded Dragon and much more relaxed. She likes to spend her time in the cool sand or under her heat lamp in the house. 

Checkers was also a rescue and suffers from MBD. Unfortunately, Checkers case is much more severe and she sometimes suffers from tremors. Tremors is a shaking behavior from lack of calcium during development. MBD is not curable, so we will keep a close eye on this girl and make her as happy as we can! 

When you visit, Checkers will most likely be relaxing in the sun or under her heat lamp in her little house.

Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic Bone Disease, or MBD, is common in pet Bearded Dragons without proper lighting and vitamin care as babies. This can cause bone deformities, stunted growth, tremors, and even death. It is very important to do your research and set up your habitat before brining a new pet home!