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Are bearded dragon legal in Australia?

Are bearded dragon legal in Australia?

Bearded Dragons make great pets, however as they are protected by law, you will need a licence to buy one from a pet shop or wildlife dealer. To find out more about keeping reptiles in Victoria, please visit the DELWP website at:

Is it cruel to keep bearded dragons as pets?

Like all reptiles, bearded dragons belong in the wild, not in a tank in your living room. When you purchase a bearded dragon (or any animal) from a store or online, you’re inadvertently supporting a cruel industry that is indifferent to the suffering of animals.

How likely is it to get Salmonella from a bearded dragon?

Although the chances of you contracting salmonella from your pet bearded dragon is very slim, you, as the owner, should follow a few guidelines to make sure you and your pet stay safe and healthy. Salmonella is a bacteria that can be found in the bearded dragon’s feces.

How much does a bearded dragon cost in Australia?

USA and Canada, the cost of a bearded dragon from under a $100 to over the $400. England around £20 to well over £100, some morphs going into triple that. Australia, some states are more expensive than others (like Western Australia), generally $70 to $250.

Are female or male bearded dragons better?

Males are more outgoing, and often engage in social engagement more actively. But at the same time, they often become territorial and aggressive during breeding seasons, while females usually remain calm. What is more, expect female bearded dragons to lay eggs (infertile) even if the male is not there.

Can you get sick from kissing a bearded dragon?

Don’t kiss or snuggle your bearded dragon, or eat or drink around it. These actions can spread Salmonella germs to your mouth and make you sick.

Can bearded dragons eat chicken?

The short answer is no. Chicken is not exactly a safe food for your beardie. A very small piece or two might be fine every few months, but if your bearded dragon eats a lot of chicken, he may become ill or die.

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