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Why Do Bearded Dragons Bob Their Heads?

Bearded dragons are popular pets who display a range of Territorial Social, and health-related behaviors. They do not communicate by sound, other than an aggressive hiss.  But they use a range of posturing physical gestures, and color displays to communicate with their owners and other bearded dragons. Hence, understanding their gestures can help you know what mood your pet is …

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WHY DO BEARDED DRAGONS OPEN THEIR MOUTH?

While basking, a bearded dragon might hold its mouth open. In brief, this is normal behavior. In fact, this is how they regulate their body temperature. On a side note, this might be a sign to double check that the basking temperature is not too hot. Also, an open mouth should only be a concern if your reptile is showing …

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Can A Bearded Dragon Lose Its Tail?

Bearded dragons drop their tails as a defense mechanism when they feel threatened by a predator. However, the loss of the tail intends to distract and confuse the predator. Which in turn allows the bearded dragon to escape the predator’s threat. Can a bearded dragon lose its tail? Yes, a bearded dragon can lose its tail. Generally, they do not …

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Should I Help My Bearded Dragon Shed?

Bearded dragon shedding, also known as ecdysis is a natural process with all animals even we humans shed off dead skin cells every day. In the reptile kingdom shedding (molting or sloughing) is a lot more obvious. This is when your dragon casts off its old skin leaving a fresh, new epidermis (outer skin) underneath. Should I help my bearded dragon shed? …

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Do Bearded Dragons Need Light At Night?

Every bearded dragon habitat should include several key ingredients to ensure proper health. These include the cage itself the substrate a small water dish a heating device, and some form of UV lighting. If you lack any of these items, then the habitat is incomplete. Also, the bearded dragon’s health is in danger if good lighting is not in place. Do bearded …

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DO BEARDED DRAGONS GET LONELY?

Bearded dragons are different from humans, as all reptiles are. Most mammals have a part of their brain that rewards them for social interaction and forming trust in groups. Reptiles just don’t have that going for them. In general, reptiles lack the developed parts of the brain present in mammals that allow for tribe-like behavior. Therefore, they don’t need to …

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Do Bearded Dragons Need Heat At Night?

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular types of lizards kept as pets these days. It is easy to understand why. They are mostly docile, and easygoing.  Thus, these lizards come from the arid, semi-desert regions of Australia. They bask during much of the day, soaking up the sun from on top of a rock or branch. Then, at night, bearded …

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Do Bearded Dragons Have Emotion?

Bearded dragons have an underdeveloped hypothalamus. And does not give the same range of emotions as humans do. Hence, they have three basic emotions. Which are: Fear aggression, and pleasure. These three emotions are triggered by their natural instincts. Depending on the environment around them. For instance, if you take your dragon outside with you, they tend to act much …

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DO BEARDED DRAGONS HIBERNATE?

Bearded dragons show a wide range of behaviors. As a pet owner, it is very important to recognize these behaviors in order to understand your pet. It is also of high importance to differentiate between what behaviors are normal and the ones that are signs of illness or fatigue. Bearded dragons go into brumation, a similar form of hibernation in …