Bearded Dragon Handling

The docility of bearded dragon makes it a great reptile pet for handling, it will tolerate well if you handle it well. However, not every bearded dragon enjoys being handled. In General, handling them are fairly simple.

Bearded dragon handling is easy if you know how to handle it with care. The most basic of handling bearded dragons is never lift them up by their tail. If roughly handled, and the tail drops, it won’t be regenerated like other lizard does.

Before handing the pet dragon, make sure that there is no disturbance in the surrounding, especially when you have other pets such as cats or dogs; make sure they do not get close to the pet dragon. This may frighten and shock them and they will try to escape or leap out of your hand.

Bearded dragons do not like to be handled roughly. They may feel threatened. When you first to handle bearded dragon, try to find a stress free environment, most of the dragons will be more relaxed and it will be easier to handle after they get used to being held. Just be careful if they find they are threatened, they might bite your hand.

It is easy to pick up bearded dragon. You should be calm and confident and not hesitate while picking up them; otherwise you may over react and scared the reptile. When picking them up, you may gently scoop them up from their underbody. When your bearded dragon feels safe, you may lift it up. Try to support the body as whole as possible. If one of the legs is left unsupported, it may become uneasy and start flapping around.

When approaching your bearded dragons, try to pick up and hold them from side and not from top because they may be scared. If you are trying to place you pet dragon on top of your shoulder, please be careful as certain bearded dragons may jump off from there.

Baby and juvenile dragons may need more care when being handled. Handle them with more care and gentle. Pay more attentions when handling your young dragons as they are more active and not as calm as adult dragons.
Handling bearded dragon is easy if you follow the correct methods as mentioned. Do not hold them over long period of time because they may get stress. You should handle your bearded dragon more frequent as this will help taming them.