What does it mean when a bearded dragon puts its head down?

What does it mean when a bearded dragon puts its head down?

Bearded Dragon Head Bobbing Head bobbing is when your beardie moves their head quickly in an up and down movement. This behavior is normal in pet and wild species. It is very common for males to show this behavior. During breeding males will head bob to show their dominance to a female.

Why does a bearded dragon have its mouth open?

Normally the bearded dragons will do this when they are basking under the heat lamp. Bearded dragons will also have their mouth open if they have a respiratory disease. However, since having an open mouth is common behavior for bearded dragons, it’s normally just a sign that they are regulating their heat.

How can you tell if a bearded dragon is healthy?

A healthy Bearded Dragon is a happy Bearded Dragon. A healthy Bearded Dragon will look alert, move around, eat, and poop properly while seeming interested in their surroundings. Their eyes are a good gauge as to how they’re doing – a healthy Beardie will have curious and bright eyes while a sick one will be listless and lethargic.

Is the tail of a bearded dragon flat on the ground?

Most of the time, a bearded dragon’s tail is flat on the ground. But there can be times when you see your bearded dragon curling its tail up in the air while it is walking, or standing with a raised upper body.

Why is my bearded dragon not moving its back legs?

Another possible reason why your bearded dragon is not moving its front or back legs is because of impaction. Your bearded dragon might become impacted with food (feeder insects or salad pieces that are too large), substrate (loose substrate such as sand, pebbles, coco fiber, shells) and other small objects.

What does it mean when a bearded dragon is lazy?

A bearded dragon acting lethargic could be a serious sign of a possible health issue. If your bearded dragon is just being lazy, don’t be too concerned, but keep a close eye on their behavior for the next few days.

How can you tell if a bearded dragon is shedding?

These changes are often easy to identify because when a bearded dragon is shedding they may go off their food and/or become less tolerant of being handled. However, it is obvious they are shedding because along with these behaviours their appearance will have dulled and their skin begins to flake away.

How old does a bearded dragon have to be to change color?

You can help by misting or bathing your bearded dragon during periods of shedding to loosen skin. Once your bearded dragon reaches adulthood you should see a decline in this behavior. Bearded dragons slowly change color after shedding, usually getting more colorful until 1-1 ½ years of age.

What should I do if my Bearded Dragon drags its hind legs?

Impaction Symptoms. Impaction can sometimes lead to paralysis in the hind legs. If your bearded dragon has stopped moving, or seems to be trying to drag its hind legs, this could be a sign of impaction. If you witness anything similar to what’s described get your bearded dragon to a veterinarian immediately.