Q & A: Underfed bearded dragon

Q: How do I know if my bearded dragon is underfed?

A: Body condition in lizards is evaluated by looking at the tail and the hips. You should not be able to see the hip bones sticking out and the tail should be round in cross section and firm to the touch. You should not be able to feel the tail vertebrae.

Dr Dorianne Elliott, veterinarian