# How long do bearded dragons live for?

## How long do bearded dragons live for?

10 to 15 years
How long do bearded dragons live? Owning a bearded dragon, or ‘beardy’, is a big commitment as they have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, or even longer.

## How old is a bearded dragon compared to a human?

Bearded dragons have an average lifespan that is approximately ten years. Divide average human lifespan by the beardie average lifespan to get the ratio. 80.5/10 gives 8.05. Hence, one bearded dragon year equates to eight years in humans. With this basic knowledge, you can now calculate any age of a bearded dragon, whether young or old.

## What happens when a bearded dragon is dying?

If your bearded dragon is dying this can be a really difficult time for you and your family. My first experience of a dying bearded dragon was many years ago when one of my bearded dragons suddenly became very lethargic and uninterested in anything.

## When does a baby bearded dragon start to walk?

For instance, a newly hatched dragon will start to walk after a few days while a human infant can learn to walk after a year. Human babies will start to eat solid food when they are a few months old, probably six months, while a baby beardie begins to eat insects and veggies after a couple of days.

## Is it normal for bearded dragon to open its mouth?

It can be very common for the bearded dragon to open its mouth while on the basking perch for short periods of time. This is a way to cool off while directly under the basking bulb. This behavior is very similar to the way a dog pants to cool off and completely normal. If slack jaw is suspected seek a reptile veterinarian immediately.

Bearded dragons have an average lifespan that is approximately ten years. Divide average human lifespan by the beardie average lifespan to get the ratio. 80.5/10 gives 8.05. Hence, one bearded dragon year equates to eight years in humans. With this basic knowledge, you can now calculate any age of a bearded dragon, whether young or old.

If your bearded dragon is dying this can be a really difficult time for you and your family. My first experience of a dying bearded dragon was many years ago when one of my bearded dragons suddenly became very lethargic and uninterested in anything.

For instance, a newly hatched dragon will start to walk after a few days while a human infant can learn to walk after a year. Human babies will start to eat solid food when they are a few months old, probably six months, while a baby beardie begins to eat insects and veggies after a couple of days.

## Is it OK for a child to handle a bearded dragon?

Note that young children, elderly individuals and those with compromised immune systems may be at increased risk of illness. So, do not allow young children to handle bearded dragons, and be sure that others who may be at increased risk of illness speak with their physician before handling any reptile.