Frilled Dragon Care Sheet
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||Up to 30",
Frill is about 12" when extended
||Up to 15 Years
||Australia and New Guinea
|Common Names: Frill-necked
Lizard, Frilled Lizard
Learn more about the Frilled
Dragon when in the wild.
Take a look at these Frilled
Dragon Pictures over in the Gallery.
Watch this Frilled
Dragon Video showing this species' defensive
and evasive maneuvers.
The Frilled Dragon is an omnivore. They eat mainly
insects, but will consume vegetables and fruits. Frilled
Dragons are voracious eaters as well. Hatchlings should
be fed twice a day. Crickets,
will suffice for the meat. The salad should consist of
a wide variety of vegetables and fruit: a variety of greens,
sweet potatoes, carrots, split peas, and green beans.
pinky mice and fruit should be offered sparingly. Dust
the food with a calcium/multi-vitamin supplement everyday
for hatchlings and juveniles, and every second day for
adults. Gut load the insects as well.
Leave a dish with water in the habitat at all times. Ensure
that the water is clean, changing it everyday. You can
also mist them, but they will get most of their water
from the dish.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
You must offer a heat gradient, as cool as 75 degrees
F and as hot as 85 - 90 degrees F, with a basking spot
that reaches around 100 degrees F. Maintain the heat
gradient successfully by placing thermometers at either
end of the enclosure. At night, the temperature should
be around 70 - 75 degrees F. Do not let the temperature
drop below 65 degrees F. You should keep the humidity
in their enclosure around 55% - 65%. Do not let it reach
above 75% under any circumstances, as high humidity
may cause respiratory problems. Use broad spectrum heat
bulbs, and a flourescent or other bulb with UVB. Direct
sunlight (not through glass) is recommended for natural
The substrate for young dragons should be newpaper,
paper towel or even reptile carpet. Using sand may cause
impaction if digested. For Adult Frilled Dragon's,
you can continue to use the newpaper or paper towels,
or a fully digestible substrate. These lizards need
a large habitat, as they are very active. A 4 ' x 3'
enclosure will suffice for a single adult, but a larger
habitat is recommended. You must include lots of items
for the dragons to climb and bask on. For hatchlings
to juveniles, a 30 - 55 gallon tank is recommended,
but they will need the larger enclosure rather quickly.