Why is my bearded dragon suddenly hiding?

“ A bearded dragon may be hiding to cool down, feel more secure, to escape other bearded dragons in the reptile enclosure, or they’re feeling sick. Determining which reason is causing your dragon to hide is the difference between a happy pet and a trip to the vet.

How long does bearded dragon Brumation last?

Brumation will last a few weeks at least. But more often than not a good three months plus. Once again, not every Bearded Dragon will brumate.

Is it normal for Beardies to hide?

Yes, your bearded dragon does need a hide to hide in when feeling stressed or threatened. Hiding is normal behavior in lizards and you should allow your bearded dragon to hide when there is a need.

What should you do when your bearded dragon goes into brumation?

It will be more stressful and damaging to your baby bearded dragon to fight them on brumation in the long run. If they are adamant about going through brumation, let them. Just wake them up once a week and offer them food, a bath, and keep waking them up daily until they poop (if they ate that is).

When do bearded dragons brumate in northern hemisphere?

Bearded dragons in Northern Hemisphere (USA, Canada and Europe) will brumate during late autumn-winter, often through October-end of February. In Southern hemisphere (Australia and other southern countries), bearded dragons tend to brumate through late spring-end of summer (late May-August).

Can a sick bearded dragon go into brumation?

Usually it’s recommended that bearded dragons that are sick or weak don’t brumate at all. Sick dragons can lose weight and even die during brumation. However, it’s not that simple, as some bearded dragons will go into brumation even when you change temperatures or daylight hours.

Why does my bearded dragon have depressed eyes?

If your bearded dragon has depressed eyes it could be owing to them being thirsty. A swift way to validate if this is actually the case is to softly touch your bearded dragon’s skin if it appears unfastened. If the skin doesn’t settle back into place instantly after you let go, chances are they’re in require of some water.

When do bearded dragons go into deeper sleep?

But some bearded dragons tend to go into deeper sleep during brumation. At the end of brumation, bearded dragons become active and 3-4 weeks after, start to show breeding interest. Brumation is not same as hibernation, and during brumation bearded dragons will be often awake, but will move around much less.

What are the causes of death for bearded dragons?

Let’s discuss some of the most common causes of death for bearded dragons. Metabolic Bone Disease is very common among captive-raised bearded dragons. It stems from a lack of calcium intake in the reptile’s diet. Bearded dragons need calcium to build strong bones, and without enough of it the skeletal system becomes very brittle.

How can you tell if a bearded dragon is in brumation?

You can tell if your bearded dragon is in brumation because he may have the following symptoms: A dragon wanting to brumate will actively refuse food. Or certainly make any eating minimal. That in conjunction with far more sleeping. Or going to bed much earlier.

Is it normal for bearded dragons to get angry?

Bearded Dragons can get angry for what appears to be no apparent reason but the truth is there’s usually a valid reason for this behaviour even if it’s not completely obvious at first.

When do bearded dragons start to lose weight?

Please note that your bearded dragon might start brumation. Bearded dragons start brumating during colder months of the year, and can go without eating for up to few months without losing any weight! 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.