Do bearded dragons like scratches?
Most bearded dragons enjoy being petted, despite not being the most sociable animals. One of the best ways to do this is to gently stroke its head and to make sure that you only pick it up by the belly. If you notice that it’s stressed, make sure you put it back.
Are bearded dragon scratches dangerous?
Beardies have sharp claws, so getting scratched up happens sometimes. If it breaks the skin, you should follow standard first aid procedures. Wash the area in warm soapy water, disinfect and put on a bandaid. Salmonella is rarely contracted from bearded dragons, but better safe than sorry.
Is it OK to kiss my bearded dragon?
Don’t kiss or snuggle your bearded dragon, or eat or drink around it. These actions can spread Salmonella germs to your mouth and make you sick. Keep your bearded dragon out of your kitchen and other areas where you eat, store, or prepare food.
Why does a bearded dragon scratch at the glass?
Bearded dragons, like all lizards, are diurnal. This means that their activity levels are based upon the light and temperature in their environment. The hotter it is, the more it will pace and scratch at the glass of the terrarium.
Why is my bearded dragon hiding in the cage?
If your bearded dragon is stressed, it will be hiding and trying to escape. There are many reasons for stress, for example bright lights, cage mates, loud noises and many more. Please never house bearded dragons together because they are solitary and competitive creatures.
Can a bearded dragon get burnt on a heat mat?
Overheating can be very dangerous (and potentially fatal) for bearded dragons so we’d also recommend using a thermostat to prevent the temperature rising over 45℃. ALWAYS AVOID heat mats and heat rocks as bearded dragons can’t feel heat through their stomachs, which means they can get burnt very easily when they’re lying on a heat mat.
How long does a bearded dragon brumate for?
A bearded dragon can brumate for up to 3-4 months from November to end February in Northern Hemisphere (USA, Canada, most of Europe). In Southern Hemisphere, it can last through late spring-summer. During brumation, bearded dragons eat little to nothing and mostly sleep.
Why is my bearded dragon scratching at the glass?
If you have noticed your bearded dragon head bobbing lately, I highly recommend you check it out! Much like your dog scratching desperately at the glass after being put outside, your bearded dragon too may scratch at the glass, displaying what is commonly referred to as “glass surfing”.
What’s the best way to clean a bearded dragon cage?
Never wash your bearded dragon’s accessories, such as food bowls or rocks, in a general sink where you do your dishes. Use a litter scoop to pick up any poop from the substrate and around the cage as soon as you spot it, and at the end of the day. If you have a carpet liner, spot clean it by wiping with a cloth.
How can I get my bearded dragon to stop clawing at the glass?
Try switching the cooler side of the terrarium with the basking side. This may force the bearded dragon to be in the basking area, which could help to perk it up a bit. You may notice your bearded dragon frantically clawing at the glass on the side of the terrarium.
Why does my bearded dragon wave its arm?
If your bearded dragon can see another bearded dragon, lizard or even a cat or dog, it might become stressed. Even if another bearded dragon isn’t in the same tank, your dragon can smell it or see it if it’s nearby. If your bearded dragon can see another lizard, it can also bob its head or wave its arm.