11 Different Ideas DIY decor your Bearded Dragon Reptiles

It is a little challenging for those owners to design the cage of their lovely bearded dragon reptile pets. Using UV light in order to create their habitat and also decor their tank is a nice choice.

Bearded dragons are mostly sociable animals. They are available in several unique colors and sizes. You may also create a unique and colorful design for their cage.

Baby bearded dragons will not need too much space. You can give them a 20-gallon tank with simple decor.

Juvenile and adult bearded dragons need larger spaces as their size is getter bigger. Proper tank size and decor at juvenile stage is a good choice.

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Bearded dragon Tank Decor Ideas

Bearded dragon Tank Décor Ideas
Bearded dragon Tank Decor Ideas

Nobody wants to just simply reside their reptile pets in an uncomfortable tank and reptiles neither.

You have to bear in mind that your bearded dragon also needs sufficient temperatures.

When it comes to DIY decorating your reptile habitat with ornaments whether it be a cave, decorations, or some sort of basking platforms. It is difficult to find what is best for your pets and also it could be really expensive.

We collect some easy and unique DIY bearded dragon tank decor ideas for you to simply create bearded dragon habitat.

DIY Reptile Cave

DIY Large Cave For Bearded Dragons
DIY Large Cave For Bearded Dragons

When it comes to your reptile pets, do you want a more naturalistic feel to their enclosures? It is hard to find that in-store without spending a whole lot of money.

Creating a unique giant cave with a set of stairs that they can climb or hide. It is really cool and comfortable to give your bearded dragons fun and roam around.

You can create your own style or imitate other DIY caves by watching some videos on YouTube.

Check out the clip to see how to make it.

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Terrarium: The little cove

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This “terrarium” wherein not that huge yet provides coziness and warmth perfect for your bearded dragon to comfort.

Like its size, this terrarium won’t take too much space of the tank. Space is enough to move him around and give him the idea to explore more.

Additionally, if you can have a source of light and a shady area, it will give your beardie a much comfortable habitat.

Jungle Inspired Cage

If you prefer to be more realistic, you can make a DIY green jungle for your lovely bearded dragons.

The DIY idea gives your beardies more clean and more cool environment. It is easy for you to clean as well compared to other themes that have rock staircase and dark paints.

The idea is plain and natural although climbing is not possible here.

You can put a piece of wood or branch to have realistic look but make sure they have enough space to roam.

Another consideration is that, not all the wood is good for your beardies, some piece of wood from the wild will bring your beardies disease.


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This is another great idea for your beardies. The bridge can be a replacement for the hammock that everybody is using.

Available in variety when it comes to styles and sizes.

Just make sure that it is safe, not that too high to prevent your lizard to fall out.


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This kind of reptile loves to stay in hammocks.

Putting this on their cage can be a great spot for basking. Remember that you have to insert this not too high so they can climb and for their own safety too.

I highly suggest to choose hammock fabric so that it won’t give them a hard time to climb and it won’t hook their nails.

Old large rocks

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This is the most affordable and easiest way to create a lovely and realistic habitat for your bearded dragon because you can find this in your backyard. They are perfectly safe on these rocks.

They will be able to hide, climb, bask as well as help them to file down their nails.

Of course in finding a good rock, pick a not sharp and not crumbly type of rock for them to have a safety cage.

Also, you need to sanitize it first the rocks in order to prevent bacteria, pesticides, and other chemicals that we might not aware prior to placing it in their cage.

Round deep dish or basin

This would help you a lot in order to keep your bearded dragon’s cage clean.

It is not only for design purposes but you can also benefit from this. By making salads like sweet potato, green leafy veggies such as parsley, and kale making it easier for you to feed them.

This is available in the store in different styles and sizes.

Real or Fake Plants (foliage)

I highly recommend choosing foliage to create a naturalistic one.

You may introduce it whether it is fake or real to your bearded dragon to provide them a good habitat.

It makes them happier to roam around. They can also hide under the plants and the scents may seem to be a realistic one.

A piece of wood

This is another option for a perfect tank decor for your bearded dragon. Just make sure that it is free from termites or other insects living on it.

This is a perfect one for your dragon to climb or hide under. Also, pick a not so big enough for them to give them space to breathe and move.

Infrared Spot Lamp

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Of course, your bearded dragons need an exposure to sunlight outside to keep them warm.

You can buy this Infrared Spot Lamp in the store to give a warm temperature for 24 hours. =

Giving them a healthy and comfortable living not only for decoration. You can choose from different wattage available.

Basking Ramp

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This is another idea to décor your dragon’s cage wherein your pets can take a rest on top of it.

Bearded dragon loves to bask in the sun.

I highly recommend this to add on their cage. You can buy it in the store that comes in two different shapes: a bridge that can practice their skills in climbing and a platform on the edge of the terrarium.

Things to remember in raising a bearded dragon

  • The enclosure size should be four times the length and width of your dragon: Because of their fast growth. They just need a well-ventilated habitat enough for them to move.
  • When it comes to humidity, it should be monitored by a humidity checker or a hygrometer. A level between 20-40 percent is the perfect one for them. They need low humidity because they are desert reptiles.
  • Children need supervision when they are playing with their bearded dragons. For the new ones, give them at least three to four days to adjust to the new environment. Don’t just carry them by their tail.
  • Bearded dragons require a diet. They are omnivorous. Provide the adult beardies a 70 percent veggies and 25 percent of insects daily. Young dragons should give at least 50 percent of insects because they require more protein.
  • Never use sand even the biodegradable calcium-based one, gravel, or wood chips for the bottom of the enclosure. Bearded dragons eat bedding made of a small portion. It should be protected with clean and safe materials like newspapers, reptile carpet, or paper towels.
  • Maintain the cleanliness to the enclosure. Clean their cage daily. Remove and replenish the cover at the bottom of the enclosure to avoid bacterial and fungal growth. Sanitize the enclosure with concentrated soap or bleach and rinse well. Wash your hands before and after cleaning the cage and the accessories.
  • All reptiles are possible carriers of infectious diseases including Salmonella. Bear in mind that all pets could possibly bite or scratch you that could easily transmit diseases to people. Always sanitize your hands before and after handling your pets and clean their cage to avoid spreading the diseases. People who have a higher risk of infection such as children below the age of 5, infants, pregnant women, people who have a weaker immune system and the elderly should watch over when interacting with the dragons.

This article gave you an idea of how to raise your bearded dragons well. Most especially by providing them a good habitat in your own and unique way.

Decorations can be fascinating but you need to consider also the benefit that they may get. Some are just for fun and some are just to add up for the design of the enclosure.

Don’t put too much décor as they can’t move around.

If it is not necessary, then remove from their cage.

Be naturalistic. You can make a colorful and unique tank or buy one in the store


You can check Amazon to buy accessories if you’re looking for one. I hope this will help you a lot and make your pet’s happiness.

Your tort will take no time to be a part of your family. If you are attached to your tort to an extent that you cannot imagine him getting separated from you, then you should pay attention to his health. As the physical well-being of your tort is directly proportional to your emotional well-being.

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