Top Herp Veterinarian Reveals Importance of Bearded Dragon Care…And How Early Prevention Can Avoid Senseless Pre-Mature Deaths.
How important is bearded dragon care in the early years? With more than 90% of bearded dragon deaths caused by accidental mistakes that can be avoided, top veterinarians will agree that to increase your bearded dragon lifespan early intervention is the best long-term care.
As a long-time herp vet, over the past year I could not believe the increasing number of bearded dragon owners who came to my practice and relied on an internet search as their primary source of bearded dragon care.
When it got to the point their bearded dragons were near death or sickly from not eating for several days, they would bring in their beardies to my practice for urgent care. The vast majority of these incidents could have been prevented simply with proper care.
I decided to take a look myself and see what I discovered. After searching for several days, I found many websites that contained pages and pages of seemingly useful but sometimes conflicting information on bearded dragon care. Is sand the best substrate or is it the worse? Which are the best types of UVA or UVB lighting? And are mealworms among the preferred feeder or not? Where can one find the industry recommended standards for bearded dragon care?
Industry growth and the need for continuing education
Reptiles have been the fastest growing sector of the pet industry for the past two decades. The American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey shows that over 5.6 million homes in the United States have at least one scaly friend within their walls. Currently, reptilian pets number over 11.5 million in the U.S. alone, demonstrating massive growing interest in frogs, snakes, lizards and more as pets.
And although the reptile industry has changed and evolved tremendously especially since 2008 with the rise of humanization of pets (treating pets like a family member with premium services, diets and products), it seems most websites have not.
As veterinarians it is important that we attend conferences and seminars regularly to learn new and best practices as the industry is constantly growing and changing. Breeders are in a similar and necessary situation. So given that a long life span ranks among the top priorities for bearded dragon owners, I cannot understand why bearded dragon owners and caretakers do not offer a conference or event for advocacy and to promote best practices among the bearded dragon care segment.
What’s next in bearded dragon care?
Over the past 2 decades as the reptile market has evolved from hobbyists to among the fastest growing pet industry, considerable advancements have been made in the industry. Breeding and mating practices have become more sophisticated as has product development with specialized and reptile specific products and services continually being introduced to the marketplace.
The folks at Raising Bearded Dragons are among the pioneers of the bearded dragon care market which is still in its infancy. As the market continues to grow, so will this critical and overlooked segment.
Here’s why I recommend it.
The reason why I recommend Raising Bearded Dragons: Ultimate Care Guide is because you can start using their bearded dragon care plan and recommended food list specific to your beardies age in a matter of days.
As their product is in a friendly video format, it is easy for young people to learn proper care of their age even if their reading level is limited or they don’t have the patience to read a book.
When people are able to provide proper bearded dragon care it makes our jobs as veterinarians a lot easier allowing us to focus on regular treatments and check-ups instead of dealing heartbreaking news that their beardie may not live much longer because of something that could have been easily prevented.
In my opinion this is way more superior, effective and cost efficient than any of the other methods available on the market. Obviously, everyone is different in how they learn but what could be simpler? You don’t have to go buy certain medications or products or visit any other websites or anything like that.
Anyway, I hope you’ve found this information useful whatever your situation because since I have learned about Raising Bearded Dragons Ultimate Care Guide, I have been recommending it to all my clients. I wish something was available like this on my market years ago as I could have saved many more bearded dragons from dying along with a lot of time, money and frustration for their owners. I wish you every success.