Rio Reptiles
Rio Reptiles - A Rescue Resort



5 Star Healthy Dragon Guarantee


Rio Reptiles & Yellow Room Reptiles
Home of the original 6 month health guarantee

We now offer a full 6 month health guarantee for any bearded dragon purchased in 2011-2012
when customers agree to the below requirements and actively participate in the program.



Use either a Reptisun 10 linear fluorescent UVB bulb or PowerSun 100w or 160w UVB, must show proof of purchase and a picture of your setup.

Establish the proper basking temps of 100ºF to 110ºF and have a distance of 12” from UVB bulb, must use a thermometer with a probe in basking area or use laser temp gun to measure temps.  Keep lights on for 12 to 14 hours per day and always allow your dragon to bask for at least 2 hours after eating.  A night time heat source is not needed unless temps drop below 65ºF.

Do not to use any loose particle type substrates on the bottom of the cage, including sand, for the first 6 months, only tile, paper or cloth towels, news paper, or non sticky shelf liner is acceptable.

Must feed a variety of the correct size live feeders appropriate to the size of the dragon.  Only crickets, phoenix worms, silk worms, horn worms or dubia no bigger than the space between your dragons eyes for the first 4 months.  Always provide staple greens high in calcium and low in phosphorus and oxalates, this includes collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, endive, escarole, alfalfa, dandelion greens, hibiscus leaf, mulberry tree leaf, kale, butternut squash, and cactus pad.  No spinach or romaine.  Use the right calcium supplement for your lighting, with D3 for fluorescent, no D3 for mercury vapor.  No mealworms ever or large super worms for dragons under 14", small super worms can be fed in moderation as a treat for the first 5 months.

You must bathe your dragon weekly and offer water daily to baby and juvie dragons under 2 months to make sure they stay hydrated. Spray greens or squirt with water to keep fresh and add moisture, you can also dip live feeders in water if you feel it is needed.

All dragons over the age of 3 months must be housed separately to avoid nips or injuries from another dragon unless you are keeping females together.  Males all must be separated after 4 months regardless.

We will need regular updates, every week for the first 4 weeks, then every 2 weeks for the next 8 weeks, and every month for the last 3 months.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you feel concerned or unsure about your dragon at any time. 

Handle your dragon daily and give it the attention it needs to become a friendly, sociable animal, their well being depends on good human interaction.  

Before the last month, we would prefer you go to the vet for a check up, or a fecal sample can be sent to us so that we can check for internal parasites.  Most baby dragons will show pinworm ova in their stool, this can be treated safely and effectively with one or two doses of Panacur dewormer.

Any dragon that makes the slightest noise while breathing, popping or coughing, should be taken to a vet immediately to rule out the possibility of a respiratory infection. Do not keep your dragons enclosure in any area that may have a draft from air conditioning. 

If a dragon stops eating and becomes lethargic for any reason within the time period, we must be notified immediately of such behavior and will need a 24 hour review of the dragons activities and its complete housing setup with temps and lighting information.

Notify us of any behavior that is abnormal or unusual as soon as you notice something is different. If we are on top of the situation, we will be able to assess if there is a problem that can or cannot be fixed.

You must also promise to seek the care of a vet if your dragon is injured or hurt in any way.

Terms & Conditions:
By accepting your participation in the healthy dragon program, we agree to replace any dragon that does not thrive under optimal circumstances with a new baby of equal or lesser value, pending availability. There will be no refunds, only credit towards a replacement if one is not available at the time.
Shipping costs cannot be covered as a part of this guarantee, however, we may be able to offer a discounted rate so that you are not paying full retail price.
This guarantee does not cover vet charges, medical treatments, medications, or parasites, internal or external, of any kind.
We cannot guarantee personality disorders or temperament problems for any dragon that has been out of our care due to mishandling or cruel treatment.
Neglect of any kind will not be covered and will not be tolerated if we feel for any reason has something to do with a dragons ill health.
Nips or injuries are not acceptable, if you choose to house your dragon with other dragons, you must do so at your own risk.
Any dragon that does not survive due to an untreated infection or illness will not be covered. Upper respiratory infections are difficult to detect and can be fatal if left untreated.
Of course, it will be up to us and a full review must be done in any situation that may require any action on our part to fulfill this guarantee. Any dragon treated by a vet for an injury or illness must provide a vet diagnosis for our review.
Discounted dragons due to predetermined conditions will not be eligible for the program.

Download Form Here

All content on this page belongs to Rio Reptiles and is copyrighted.
© 2011-2012 Rio Reptiles. All Rights Reserved.






© 2009 - 2012 Rio Reptiles. All Rights Reserved