When a bearded dragon's beard turns to a darker shade or black, it is typically as a sign of aggression. It is likely to be accompanied by a fluffing out of the beard in order to appear larger and more menacing.Know More
Aggressive behaviors like this are not common among bearded dragons, but may be a warning of attack.
Other signs of aggression include hissing, biting and head bobbing. That said, head bobbing is also used as a means of communication between bearded dragons.
Handling a bearded dragon during times of aggression, ideally while wearing protective gloves, may help to strengthen a bond with it. In any case, not doing so is unlikely to lower its aggression.Learn more about Lizards
The first characteristic sign that suggests a bearded dragon is pregnant is an increase in appetite. About two to three weeks later, the developing eggs become visible in the female’s belly. Roughly marble-sized, these eggs grow slightly over the course of the pregnancy. The final sign occurs when the female begins scratching or digging in the substrate, which occurs in the final week.Full Answer >
A bearded dragon starter kit is a collection of all of the essential care items new owners need to care for their pets. Most kits come with a standard glass terrarium, a screen cover, heat lamps and bulbs, food and water dishes, food and diet samples, and a thermometer.Full Answer >
A bearded dragon bobs its head when trying to exert dominance over another bearded dragon. Bobbing the head also signals that a male dragon wishes to mate with a female.Full Answer >
While it can be difficult to differentiate between male and female bearded dragons as hatchlings, adult males have a series of visible holes on the underside of their back legs and bulges around the anus. Care must be taken when raising the tail to check for bulges, since raising it too far risks breaking the animal's spine. Male bearded dragons also tend to be bigger than females, with significantly larger heads and beards.Full Answer >