How Long Do Bearded Dragons Live? (A Comprehensive Guide)

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular reptile pets in the world. They are friendly, curious, and easy to handle. But how long do they live? And what factors affect their lifespan?

In this post, we will answer these questions and more. We will also provide you with some tips and best practices on how to care for your bearded dragon and maximize their life expectancy.

Bearded Dragons Lifespan in Captivity

Captive beardies have the ability to live far longer than their wild counterparts. Pets that are not adequately cared for, on the other hand, will live as long as their wild species.

A well-kept bearded dragon lives for 10 to 15 years on average. In captivity, they don’t face issues such as predators, and lack of food and water. All these factors combined increase their lifespan.

For a bearded dragon to live an extended life, it needs proper lighting, heating, humidity, space, nourishment, and supplements.

Spending a few extra minutes each day on your beardie’s care can ensure that your lizard is healthy and happy. It will also lengthen their lives.

Below is a chart explaining the different age ranges for bearded dragons in captivity.

  • 5 to 8 Years: This is the maximum age they can reach in the wild. This is also the maximum number of years they live in captivity if the owner is not paying much attention to their diet, lighting, etc.
  • 8 to 12 Years: A dragon can live up to 12 years if the owner is taking proper care of them.
  • 12 to 15 Years: