Bearded Dragon. Hatchling Care

Hatchlings will require much more attention and care then sub-adult or adult dragons. They are much more sensitive to their environment and their needs must be attended to properly. Hatchlings will need to be fed 1/4″ crickets 2 to 3 times a day supplemented with a calcium supplement such as RepCal daily. In addition, they will need to be misted 3 or more times a day. You can also soak them in warm water several times a week to help with hydration. Make sure you put only a small amount of water in the container and you keep a close eye on your hatchlings. It is very easy for them to drown if they are weak or pushed down by other dragons standing on top of them.

Hatchlings coming out of their eggs will be exhausted and will need lots of time to relax, sleep, and gain strength. Once they have completely removed themselves from the eggs, place them on damp paper towels inside the incubator inside another plastic shoebox for 24 to 48 hours to let them adjust and sleep. Once they show signs of alertness and are running around, transfer them to their new cages.

Be careful not to overcrowd your hatchling’s cage. This can lead to nips and hatchlings losing body parts – especially if underfed or stressed.
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