Keeping Beardie Entertained

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Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby evilmikehoo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:33 am

Hi! A newbie here! I was wondering if there are ways to keep a beardie entertained, such as toys, mirrors, etc. I feel guilty sometimes when I can't entertain him myself and he's just sitting there, looking like he wants to do something! lol!!
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby Bmjo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:46 am

evilmikehoo wrote:Hi! A newbie here! I was wondering if there are ways to keep a beardie entertained, such as toys, mirrors, etc. I feel guilty sometimes when I can't entertain him myself and he's just sitting there, looking like he wants to do something! lol!!

I wouldn’t put him by a mirror i was in the bathroom giving my beardie a bath and he seen his reflection and started going crazy. Let him explore around safe areas and handle him
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby Blackenedsabbath » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 pm

If you meant within the tank, there are plenty of things available for bearded dragons to climb on. If your beardie likes to climb a lot you could get some interesting pieces of driftwood from pet stores or huts for him to climb on top of or hide underneath. Hammocks are a popular choice, and you can put them at different levels to make a climbing course :). There are some bearded dragons that enjoy sitting on small plush toys too, it all depends on their personality.


As for out of the tank, exploring beardie-proof areas are always fun for them. If you have any other pets just make sure they are out of the area while your beardie is running around, and be aware of small spaces he could scurry under or into.
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby SydneyGaia » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:54 pm

In the tank, some beardies take to pushing around a ping pong ball. My last one did not, but I have heard of ones that enjoy a ping pong ball in their viv (standard size, so it cannot be swallowed).
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby Bmjo » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:49 pm

As crazy as it sounds sometimes my beardie moves his rock not far but sometimes i walk in and it’s moved a couple inches
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Give him a human zoo to watch …. ie place tank in living area , all my pet lizards love watching us and the TV.
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 am

Yeah I've noticed that they enjoy being in an active area as well. I keep my tank in the living room right in the middle of the action. I've also found that they really like spending time on a window sill looking outside.
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:15 am

Highlight of Fluffy's day is human meal time, she loves watching us cook and gets very inquisitive about all the cooking smells , especially if something aromatic.... remember she's a rescued ex-wild skink who spent most her live fending for herself outside so the cooking smells are all new to her.
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Re: Keeping Beardie Entertained

Postby SDragons » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:56 am

My guy loves, loves, loves climbing in his 4 ft Christmas tree that is up year round beside the patio door.

It has a heavy terracotta base that keeps it stable and he uses for climbing up.

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