Why is my bearded dragon swaying?

Bearded dragons generally wave as a sign of submission. Waving is commonly observed when a bearded dragon comes face to face with another bearded dragon, although, they will often exhibit the same behavior when encountering other animals or humans too.

What does it mean when your bearded dragon walks back and forth?

This is strange behavior that bearded dragons exhibit in times of boredom and stress. Beardies will run back and forth alongside their enclosure (often a glass tank) and stand on their hind legs trying to run up the side.

How do you know if a bearded dragon is mad?

How Do You Know When a Bearded Dragon is Mad?

  1. Biting. This is an obvious sign that your beardie is mad, and it usually occurs when they are not happy with the way you are handling them.
  2. Hissing.
  3. Bearding (Fluffing Their Beard)
  4. Head Bobbing.
  5. Gaping (Opening Their Mouth Wide)

Can a bearded dragon walk on its back?

A bearded dragon that is healthy will use both of its front and back legs equally to move around. Your bearded dragon shouldn’t be limping, having trouble lifting its legs or move them to walk around. While most bearded dragons love laying with their stretched legs and doing splits, they should be able to walk normally.

Why does my bearded dragon have leg paralysis?

If your bearded dragon has swallowed any food or object that was larger than the width between the eyes, it might start getting convulsions. Consequently, this can lead to body shock, shaking and leg paralysis. Make sure not to house your bearded dragon on any loose substrate.

Is it normal for a bearded dragon to be slow?

Let’s start off by saying that there is a difference between your bearded dragon being lazy and lethargic. While it can be normal for your bearded dragon to be lazy and slow, it can also be a sign of a problem.

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.

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 kind of hide does a Beardie like?

Our beardie, Bacardi, prefers the hide on the cool side and sometimes sleeps the night in there. She gets way back inside, burrows a little in her substrate, and nestles in for a snug night’s sleep. Her favorite hide is the one you see her in in the image above. You can get your beardie one just like it right here on Amazon!

Is it safe to hold a bearded dragon?

If you are careful and take all of the proper precautions, you should be fine to hold your dragon regularly and even “cuddle them” in a manner of speaking. Just keep them away from your face, and wash your hands thoroughly before and after holding. Do bearded dragons recognize their names?

Where do Beardies spend most of their life?

Your beardie will spend the majority of its life in a vivarium. That vivarium, compared to their natural habitat of central Australia, is kind of small. Even if we give them all the things they need, it’s nice to give them something extra every now and then.