Why did my bearded dragon get mean?

Why did my bearded dragon get mean?

One of the common reasons why your bearded dragon might become aggressive is a hormonal change. This can happen in both males and females. In females, it can be a time when they ovulate. In male bearded dragons, it can be a territorial display for both attracting females or competition.

Can you bond with an older bearded dragon?

Now, with this being said, your bearded dragon can absolutely bond with you, like you, and even display small signs of affection! In fact, some owners will swear to you that their dragon does in fact love them!

How old is a 3 month old bearded dragon?

An 8-11 inch bearded dragon is probably 3 months old. If it’s 11-16 inches, it’s probably 5-6 months old. If it’s 13-20 inches long, it’s around 7-8 months old.

How old do bearded dragons live in captivity?

There are 8 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Bearded dragons are popular pets that typically live 7-10 years in captivity. It can often be quite difficult to determine the age of your bearded dragon, especially once it has reached its adult size.

When to take your bearded dragon to the vet?

If your bearded dragon is showing any of these signs it is best to take him or her to a reptile vet: darkening of the skin. Reptiles have slow metabolic rates so they tend to get sick slower than mammals and take longer to recover.

How big does an adult bearded dragon need to be?

Juvenile (4 months or so) and adult dragons are very active and need larger enclosures to keep them happy and healthy. Once your dragon is 10-12 inches (26-31 cm), it needs to move up to a bigger t ank.

How old does a bearded dragon have to be?

Some bearded dragons will still be rather healthy and active until 6 years old, and become seniors at 7-8 years old. If your bearded dragon is older than 7-8 years old, it might be starting to get especially lethargic and slow. And this is normal.

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.

What to do with an old bearded dragon?

Even older bearded dragons can enjoy their last years by leading a quiet and mostly inactive life. However, you might consider euthanizing your bearded dragon if it’s struggling a lot. If your bearded dragon has lost a lot of weight, cannot eat and doesn’t want to take food anymore at all, is terminally ill, then you might consider euthanasia.

How does a bearded dragon compare to a human?

Changing a bearded dragon age to human age helps you to compare different activities between the two creatures. 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.