It goes without saying that you should properly take care of your bearded dragon, but what about taking care of yourself? Beardies make wonderful pets, but they can make you sick. Many reptiles carry germs that can make people sick, and the most common one is Salmonella.
After you’ve handled your bearded dragon, always
Avoid touching your face while spending time with your beardie.
Though it may be tempting to give your lovely lizard a peck on top of the head, don’t do it. You will be greatly increasing your chances of contracting Salmonella.
For the health of your dragon, also always wash your hands BEFORE handling him or her.
After cleaning up after your bearded dragon, always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. You can read some great tips about bearded dragons and Salmonella here.