Beardies recognize and respond to their owners’ voices and touch and are usually even-tempered.
They can be great pets for someone who wants a reptile who likes to be held and taken out of his cage.
And anyone who handles a dragon must wash up afterward, as all reptiles carry salmonella bacteria.
Do bearded dragons have feelings?
Two of the most obvious emotions: fear and aggression. For instance, a snake will hiss if she feels threatened and a bearded dragon lizard will puff out his beard and change its color from light brown to black when he’s mad or stressed, explains Dr. Denish. Snakes have been known to show excitement and curiosity, too.
Can bearded dragons be affectionate?
Loving Bearded Dragons. Although bearded dragons as lizards might not naturally be the most affectionate of animals, with a little time they often get used to the people who are around them every day.
Do bearded dragons like being petted?
While you can use any of your fingers to pet the bearded dragon, your index finger is the easiest. You can also pet it from head to tail, going slowly and using gentle pressure. Avoid positioning yourself right over the bearded dragon’s head as you’re petting it—bearded dragons feel threatened by movement above them.
How intelligent are bearded dragons?
Inland Bearded Dragon Behavior. Bearded dragons are friendly, alert, and animated creatures. They tend to vary in personality; some are more responsive and intelligent than others, and a few are rambunctious their entire lives, which can lead to aggression.
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