The cost of a bearded dragon depends on a variety of things. The following is a list of the different variables that an effect bearded dragon price:
- The age of the dragon - younger bearded dragons are cheaper
- Where you buy your dragon - pet stores and private breeders will have different prices
- The type of bearded dragon - standard bearded dragons are the least expensive with rare breeds being the most expensive.
The Age of the Bearded Dragon
Your bearded dragon's age will play a big part in the price. If a dragon is very young then he or she will be cheaper to buy. Most pet stores will sell you young bearded dragons between the prices of $30-$60 and the larger (more mature) bearded dragons can cost up to $100.
Where You Buy Your Dragon
Generally breeders will be cheaper than buying your bearded dragon at a local store. But if you look around you can find great prices for bearded dragons. Places like the classified ads in your newspaper and CraigsList will list pets for sale. You may even be able to rescue a bearded dragon from someone who doesn't want theirs anymore for a small price or for free.
The Type of Bearded Dragon
There are different colors, breeds, sizes, and types of bearded dragons and if you want a specific sized dragon that's a particular color...it's going to cost extra. The more unique your bearded dragon the more expensive it can be. Some breeders have waiting lists for their dragons and prices can go as high as $1,200.00 for very rare dragons.