How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held?

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How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held?

Postby TheBeardieLover999 » Sun May 26, 2019 3:08 pm

Hi I have an about 5 month old bearded dragon and I just need some advice. Whenever I try to hold him, he runs away. Eventually he calms down and I can pick him up, but in the process of chasing him so I can pick him up, whenever I get a grasp on him he wriggles our my hand. He is getting a bit more comfortable with me holding him, but I feel like it’s the same thing every time. Does anyone have any advice for me?
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Re: How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 26, 2019 5:34 pm

How long have you had him? What kind of lighting do you have in your tank? UVB will play a role in their behavior- you can put a shirt blanket sock etc or some soft fleece w/ your smell on it in his hide- he will become used to you- post pics of your tank please- to to banner at top of page and click on user image downloader - down load pics - click on reply - at top of message box click on XIMG and pics should post
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Re: How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held

Postby TheBeardieLover999 » Mon May 27, 2019 5:05 am

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I have had him for about 5 months and I use the UVB and basking bulb made by the All Living Things brand.
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Re: How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 27, 2019 6:25 am

Do you have 2 threads going?
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Re: How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held

Postby TheBeardieLover999 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:32 pm

By threads do you mean conversations?
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Re: How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 27, 2019 3:25 pm

yes
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Re: How do I get my beardie more comfortable with being held

Postby TheBeardieLover999 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:01 pm

Then yes I do.
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