Hello! I have recently started to want a lizard and I'm strongly considering a Beardie! I previously had 2 Chinese water dragon/ baby iguanas that I was aware of ( Got them from petsmart which I now know is a huge NO!) Anyway, at the time I was 12 and I had no clue what I was doing even though I thought I did. Anyway here is what I'm wondering!
Where to get them in Texas (other than petsmart)
What substrate? Sand? Or...? I heard sand could be bad but I see SO many people with it.
35 gallon tank is big enough for 2 young ones or just one old one? ( I understand they need atleast 40 gallon but I will probably replace tank soon enough once I get old enough to get a job)
Heating and watering? I heard you don't want to mist because you can make them sick
What type of heating? Heat rock, heat lamp?
Which greens do they really love? Also can you have fruit from time to time and which insects would be good. I know crickets are a staple diet but I'd've heard meal worms are too hard.
Should I get them young or already grown?
Male or female?
What are their temperaments? Because I do have my little sister and I don't want her to be scared of them and her do something to make them bite.
Sorry for SUCH a long list it's just I don't want to be jumping into a lake and not knowing what is in there so to speak. I have done some research and I will do some more. If I said anything wrong please let me know! Also I am replacing all Theseus from my old lizards and I have already washed the tank and other hum... Decor? Haha. Again if you post here, Ty so much!