I had one for about 5-6 years, but he was already an adult when I got him. They make great pets and are easy to care for once you get their environment set up in terms of basking zones, proper temperatures, etc. This website and forum is a great resource:http://www.beardeddragon.org/
Check out the care sheets and post questions in the forum. Good luck and let me know if you have other questions! I'll try to help, but I've never raised a baby beardie. If you need other stuff for the habitat, check craigslist. You can usually get some good deals.