Babies and young dragons should be kept in a 20 long. Baby/young dragons need to be able to hunt for their food. Therefore bigger isn't always better that their age. Dragons that are 6 months and older (established hunters) need to be housed in a 40 breeder minimum.
Times are idea so that your dragon will stay on a consistent light/heating schedule. Our dragons are kept at a 12 hour off, 12 hour on lighting schedule. 10.0 UVB is a must and should be replaced every 5-6 months. A basking spot of 100°F to 110°F and an cool side of 80°F is how we keep our dragons. Basking rocks and platforms should be secure as with any other deco so that your dragon is safe in their enclosure at all time. No heat is needed at night unless room temperature is going to be under 65°F. If this occurs you only need to heat their enclosure to 65-70F at night. Always have a way to check your temperature, basking and cool side.
Our dragons are kept on laminate flooring, newspaper, or paper towels at all ages. We do not recommend using sand. If you choose to use sand wait till your dragon is over 6 months old. Once old enough, as long as you use the proper sand and supervise all live feedings your dragon should be fine on sand. If for any reason your dragon is consuming sand when feeding please consider a different flooring for your dragons health and safety.
Babies/young dragons need more protein. We feed size appropriate discoid roaches and mealworms to our baby/young dragons multiple times throughout the day. Offering fresh greens mid-day daily. Our babies are offered greens as soon as they show interest in feeder insects. Juveniles to 1 year old dragons are feed size appropriate discoid roaches, mealworms, crickets, and superworms once daily. Offering greens mid-day daily as well. Adults are feed size appropriate discoid roaches, mealworms, crickets, and superworms every other day or 3 days a week. Offering greens mid-day daily.
Our baby/young dragons are feed a mix of mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, red left lettuce, endive, arugula, ect. Make sure to remove any hard stems from the greens, as these could be a potential choking hazard.
Our adult dragons are feed a mix of mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, red left lettuce, endive, arugula, squashes, carrots, green bells, green beans, peas, also occasionally, apples, blueberries, strawberries, and bananas.
Size appropriate means that the insect is no larger then the space in between the dragons eyes on top of their head for dragons under 1 year old. Once they are adults they can and will eat insects larger. Use your best judgement when feeding your adult dragons. Some can and will eat large superworms (2inches) and large discoid roaches (2.5inches) some will not tho. Large cricket (1inch) and mealworms (1inch) are also a favorite of adult dragons of all sizes.
Fresh water daily. Some dragons will not go to their water bowl and drink. Even offering fresh water daily we still recommend soaking your dragon a minimum of once a week to make sure they stay hydrated. Our baby/young dragons are soaked every other day and our adults are soaked 1-2 times a week. Soaked means put them in a tote/tub with shallow water. Babies/young dragons are misted while they are in a tote to encourage them to drink. Most adults will drink if they see the water move.