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Can 2 baby bearded dragons live together?

Yes, two baby bearded dragons can live together, but only if they are a bonded pair that has grown up together. It is not recommended to house adult bearded dragons together unless they are already a bonded pair, and this is especially true of baby bearded dragons.

Bearded dragons have solitary personalities, so even if you have two babies housed together, they will still need their own separate hiding spots, basking sites and feeding areas. Baby bearded dragons can be easily stressed and need their own space, so they should not be housed together in an enclosure that is too small.

It is best to always provide a larger enclosure than needed and watch your dragons to make sure they are both able to comfortably access food, water and heat without disrupting each other.

Can I put a baby bearded dragon with an older one?

Yes, you can put a baby bearded dragon with an older one, but it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both animals. Baby bearded dragons should be the same species and size as the older one, as larger dragons can be intimidating to the younger dragon.

Additionally, make sure the enclosure is big enough to accommodate both with plenty of hiding spaces and basking spots. Monitor both regularly to make sure they are getting along. You will also need to provide adequate food, as the older one may try to take away the younger dragon’s food.

If the two dragons start displaying signs of stress or aggression, such as nipping, then it is time to separate them. Also be sure to provide the proper lighting and temperature for both of them. With the correct care and attention, a baby and an older bearded dragon can successfully live together.

How do you introduce two bearded dragons?

When introducing two bearded dragons, it is important to ensure that the environment is calm and comfortable for both animals. Start by placing the two dragons in a neutral space far away from any humans.

The ideal temperature for two dragons in a room should be between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a heat lamp or heat rock in the enclosure if needed. Provide a hideaway for each dragon and offer plenty of climbing and basking branches as it will be easier for the two bearded dragons to get used to each other.

Also, provide them with multiple dishes for food and water as it might reduce competition between the two bearded dragons. Be sure to monitor the interactions between your two dragons and provide plenty of space for them to get to know each other and have time to explore.

Lastly, always treat the two dragons with respect and give them the appropriate amount of time to adjust to each other.

What kind of tank does a baby bearded dragon need?

A baby bearded dragon will need a tank with a capacity of at least 20 gallons. The tank should also have secure lids, preferably with a screen lid, to help keep them safe and prevent them from escaping.

The tank should also have a temperature gradient, allowing them to have different temperature options. You will also need a basking light and a UVB light in order to provide the proper spectrum of light that dragons need.

The tank should also be outfitted with branches, rocks, and other décor elements to give them places to explore, bask on, and hide during the day. It is also important to keep the tank’s substrate clean and dry and to provide a shallow dish of water, ensuring that the water is being changed regularly in order to prevent any potential illnesses or diseases.

Finally, include a good variety of fresh produce for the dragons to eat and ensure that their food is supplemented with calcium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients.

Is it OK to have 2 bearded dragons together?

It is generally not recommended to house two bearded dragons together in the same enclosure. Although they are social animals and can live in small colonies in the wild, they tend to be quite territorial when kept in captivity.

Two adult dragons may fight each other, which can lead to serious injury or death. Even submissive behavior such as tail-biting, a common response from a dominant dragon, can be fatal. For these reasons, it is best to keep bearded dragons housed separately.

However, this does not mean that two dragons should never interact. Some people have had success keeping two dragons together, but it requires a very carefully monitored and controlled environment in order to remain successful.

If two dragons must be housed together, it is important to choose two dragons of approximately the same size, who are both compatible with each other. Familiarization should start as early as possible, typically within the first few weeks of life.

Additionally, it is important to provide enough hiding spaces so that each dragon can have its own ‘territory’ and feel secure. Lastly, multiple feeding dishes should be provided to minimize territorial disputes over food.

How long does it take a bearded dragon to get used to a new tank?

It can take time for a bearded dragon to get used to a new tank. Typically, it should take between 2-4 weeks before your bearded dragon is comfortable in a new tank. The time it takes will vary depending on the individual, their age, size, and the type of tank environment you are providing.

To get your dragon used to their new home, it is important to ensure that their tank environment is as similar to their prior environment as possible. This includes making sure the temperature, humidity, and light levels are all consistent with the prior environment.

Additionally, make sure to place similar furniture in their tank that they may already be familiar with as well as a hide spot to give them a sense of security. Creating a low-stress environment is key to helping your bearded dragon adjust to a new tank in a timely manner.

How do I know if my bearded dragons are fighting?

Bearded dragons are usually calm, mild-mannered creatures. They can get territorial, however, and will attempt to claim prime basking areas or food sources from other dragons. If your bearded dragons are fighting, there are several signs to watch for.

The primary indicator of fighting is aggression. Dragons may bob their heads in a display of dominance or attempt to bite or tail whip one another. If two bearded dragons are fighting, they may also display behaviors such as hissing, tail whipping, or chasing.

Observe the dragons carefully. If one consistently appears to be the aggressor, separate them. Give the more aggressive dragon their own territory and food source to reduce the chances of a fight occurring.

If the dragons continue to fight, they should be permanently separated.

Are bearded dragons better in pairs?

Bearded dragons can benefit from being kept in pairs, as long as it is two of the same sex. Allowing two bearded dragons to socialize and interact can prevent loneliness, which can help with their physical and mental well-being.

Since bearded dragons naturally live in groups in the wild, this socialization can bring out their natural behaviors, such as head bobbing.

However, it’s important to note that keeping two bearded dragons in the same enclosure can increase competition for food and space. This could lead to increased stress and aggression amongst the pair, especially if the enclosure is not large enough to provide ample space for them both.

If two bearded dragons of the opposite sex are put together, it can also lead to unplanned litters of hatchlings. Keeping two same-sex bearded dragons in the same enclosure also means double the mess, such as more spot-cleaning of the tank, and double the food and water costs.

If you are considering keeping bearded dragons in pairs, it is important to do your research and understand their needs. You should have separate enclosures and only bring them together under close supervision.

Remember, while keeping two bearded dragons in the same enclosure can have its benefits, if done incorrectly, it can also cause more harm than good.

What size tank do I need for 2 bearded dragons?

In general, for two adult bearded dragons you would need a minimum of 55 gallons of space. A better recommended size is a 75-90 gallon tank, which will give them plenty of room to live comfortably and is best suited for a pair of bearded dragons.

Be sure to provide plenty of plants, climbing branches, rocks, and other hiding places in the tank. Bearded dragons are a desert species and need basking spots that reach 95-110 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as UVB lighting for proper calcium absorption and health.

You will also need to monitor the humidity in the tank and make sure it is somewhere between 30-45%. As bearded dragons grow, they need more space to move around and flourish, so it is always best to err on the side of caution and get the larger size tank if possible.

How often should you give your bearded dragon a bath?

It is recommended that you give your bearded dragon a bath twice a week. A good rule of thumb is to give them a bath on days that you change their food or water. During the bath, make sure to submerge them in lukewarm (not hot or cold) water up to their neck.

Allow them to wander around and have a good time; this may be the only time they can get wet without feeling stressed. Additionally, you can use a damp cloth to gently rub their body and clean any dirty spots they may have.

After the bath, you should use a soft towel to dry off your bearded dragon thoroughly and make sure their skin is completely dry before placing them back into their enclosure.