Glass surfing is thought to be a result of stress and a bearded dragon may be stressed for several reasons: An enclosure or tank that’s too small for it can stress a bearded dragon out. Feeling threatened by its own reflection in the glass can cause stress. Feeling bored or hungry can be stressful to a bearded dragon.
Why do bearded dragons glass surf?
- Reasons, why your bearded dragon may be glass surfing include their tank being too small, a new bearded dragon that was added to the vivarium, new decorations were added to the enclosure, they feel threatened by seeing their own reflection in the glass or another bearded dragon nearby, or they may simply want to get out of their tank.
- 1 Is it normal for bearded dragons to glass surf?
- 2 How do I discipline my bearded dragon?
- 3 How do I make my bearded dragon not bored?
- 4 Why is my bearded dragon head bobbing?
- 5 How do I know my bearded dragon is happy?
- 6 Do bearded dragons like to be petted?
- 7 Why is my bearded dragon laying flat?
- 8 Why is my bearded dragon running away from me?
- 9 Is shedding painful for bearded dragons?
- 10 What does a bearded dragon look like when it’s mad?
- 11 What is normal bearded dragon behavior?
Is it normal for bearded dragons to glass surf?
Glass surfing is a commonly seen behavior where bearded dragons run around their tank, bouncing off the glass walls of their enclosure. Though this is common, it’s often a sign of something off with your bearded dragon’s habitat, which can easily be corrected with some simple steps.
How do I discipline my bearded dragon?
Frequent human contact is the best way for a bearded dragon to learn that you are not a threat. Hold and handle your dragon daily, for about 10 minutes at a time, and it will become increasingly tame and comfortable with your presence. Dragons will become stressed if they’re handled for long periods of time.
How do I make my bearded dragon not bored?
A great way to get your bearded dragon out and about is to use a special leash and take him for a stroll. This is an excellent activity for getting in a little exercise for yourself and some get-away time for your bearded dragon. A walk along the beach, or around your local park are always fun ideas.
Why is my bearded dragon head bobbing?
Bearded Dragon Head Bobbing During breeding males will head bob to show their dominance to a female. Males will bob their heads when performing a mating display to initiate courtship. Females show acceptance by bobbing their heads back. Head bobbing can also be a form of aggression and dominance.
How do I know my bearded dragon is happy?
You can definitely say that your bearded dragon is happy and likes you when it shows no signs of aggression, just affection. If your bearded dragon isn’t biting, bobbing its head, puffing up its beard when you approach or hissing at you, then it’s good.
Do bearded dragons like to be petted?
After all, it’s not always obvious like it is with a dog or a cat. In our vast experience owning and dealing with bearded dragons, they do enjoy being petted as long as they’re properly socialized to being handled. For evidence, take a look at how a bearded dragon tends to close its eyes and relax when petted.
Why is my bearded dragon laying flat?
A sick bearded dragon, especially one with an empty stomach due to lack of food, will lie flat because he hasn’t the energy or ability to move. An imbalance of calcium can cause your bearded dragon to flatten himself against the floor.
Why is my bearded dragon running away from me?
Bearded dragons run away for several reasons, but the most common is being startled or fearful. Of course, this doesn’t mean your reptile is scared of you, but you may need to take extra calming and bonding steps as well as ensure you’re picking it up the right way.
Is shedding painful for bearded dragons?
One thing you must never do though, is pull skin off, or peel skin. I’ve witnessed many reptiles, not just Bearded Dragons, get damaged skin/scales due to keepers “aiding” the shed process. This does cause them pain and can lead to infections, so don’t do it.
What does a bearded dragon look like when it’s mad?
Your beardie may display signs of anger if you are handling them incorrectly. Biting, hissing, or tail twitching can all indicate your beardie is trying to tell you it doesn’t like being handled that way, and that you should try a different approach.
What is normal bearded dragon behavior?
Common behaviors of bearded dragons include:
- Head bobs.
- Changing color.
- Mouth gaping.
- Beard puffing up.
- Tail pointing upwards.