Why is my baby bearded dragon being 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.

Why do my baby bearded dragons keep dying?

A beardie can die from being too hot or being too cold, which is easily controlled by proper tank size, lighting, and temperature. Other times, a bearded dragon might get an impaction from a loose substrate in their tank.

How do I get my baby bearded dragon to trust me?

Wait about two or three weeks after you bring the baby bearded dragon home before you start the interactions. Start off by lightly petting the baby on the top of its head and down the back. Slowly move your hand into the enclosure and watch how it reacts.

How long can bearded dragons play dead for?

How To React When Your Bearded Dragon Is Playing Dead. Bearded dragons can hold their breath for ten minutes, so don’t jump to conclusions right away if you see your bearded dragon lying motionless.

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.

How can I prevent my bearded dragon from becoming ill?

The best way to prevent your bearded dragon from becoming ill is to practice good sanitary habits and make routine veterinarian visits. There is still a chance of something going wrong, so it’s a good idea to be aware of common causes of death for a bearded dragon. Let’s discuss some of the most common causes of death for bearded dragons.

When does a bearded dragon start to brumate?

Brumating bearded dragons mostly sleep, don’t move around much, and don’t eat. Also, bearded dragons start to brumate after reaching 12-18 months old. Brumating bearded dragon will still react to you picking it up and when taking a bath.

What’s the average age of a bearded dragon?

In the wild the average lifespan of a bearded dragon is 3 – 4 years and in captivity the average age is around 8 -10 years. Although some have been known to live to 14+ years.

Why did my baby bearded dragon die quickly?

If you have got a baby bearded dragon and it died very quickly, it could possibly be a parasitic infection. This is why getting a slightly older bearded dragon at least will give you a better chance of its survival. Even if this sounds harsh, weak and sick baby bearded dragons mostly don’t make it, even with intensive care.

Is there such thing as an unhealthy bearded dragon?

There are also times when an unhealthy bearded dragon may start showing signs or symptoms of a condition without you really knowing it. Unfortunately, an unhealthy bearded dragon can not tell us what is wrong. It is very important to pay attention to tell-tale signs that something might be amiss.

What to do if your bearded dragon is sick?

Illness and disease will change the behaviour and appearance of your bearded dragon. A sick bearded dragon will exhibit some similar signs to a dying bearded dragon and if left untreated in most cases will eventually die. If you’re in any doubt or think your bearded dragon is sick get them to a specialised vet or herpetologist.

What does it mean when a bearded dragon is Boney?

Boney / Malnourished Appearance. A boney, malnourished appearance can be a direct sign that the bearded dragon is not eating correctly. This could be due to stress, improper temperatures, a lack of adequate UV lighting, or a sign of a more serious health condition.

Will my baby bearded dragon get used to me?

It’s ok, it will get accustom to you, if you continue a little each day. Once the baby is comfortable with your petting, you can begin to pick it up and handle it. Slowly place your hand around it’s mid-section and lightly grasping the baby bearded dragon.