Do bearded dragon remember the placement of water bowl?

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Do bearded dragon remember the placement of water bowl?

Postby tetriminoss » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm

Do bearded dragon remember the placement of water bowl once discovered?

I have this water ramp from ZooMed that I've bought hoping it would use it to drink or soak in:

My beardie doesn't know things such as water bowl exist.

So what I did is that I placed a meal worm in the water to coax my beardie, it went for it and tongued the water. Hoping that taught him there's water in that location. Did that work or no?
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Re: Do bearded dragon remember the placement of water bowl?

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:41 am

yes they remember …
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Re: Do bearded dragon remember the placement of water bowl?

Postby Ellentomologist » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:29 am


Honestly, I am not sure if they remember or not! I would guess that they do, as they are very intelligent animals.

That said, the majority of captive beardies won't drink from standing water. I'm lucky enough to have one that will drink standing water, but if he doesn't drink from it don't worry too much - they get most of their hydration from the food they eat. This is one if the reasons a balanced diet is so important for them.

There's nothing wrong with leaving the water bowl in there, though, so long as your humidity doesn't get too high! What is "too high"? 60% would qualify as "too high" in my opinion. You want it as close to between 30-40% as you can get it.

Hope that helps,
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