Very skittish bearded dragon

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Very skittish bearded dragon

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:08 pm

So I just got another bearded dragon today and I don't know if he is a baby or a juvie. Also he might be a her. I tried to look at its femoral pores but he kept squirming. I have towel on his cage cause i heard that can calm them down
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Re: Very skittish bearded dragon

Postby Drache613 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:20 pm

Hello,

It may take her a week or so to completely calm down, it greatly depends on the dragon
many times.
Holding her at night, in a nice soft blankie, burrito style on you can help her get used to
your scent & make her more comfortable.
She may have not received very much attention previously which can cause her to be a
little more shy than some others are.

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Re: Very skittish bearded dragon

Postby Drache613 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:21 pm

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Re: Very skittish bearded dragon

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:51 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

It may take her a week or so to completely calm down, it greatly depends on the dragon
many times.
Holding her at night, in a nice soft blankie, burrito style on you can help her get used to
your scent & make her more comfortable.
She may have not received very much attention previously which can cause her to be a
little more shy than some others are.

Tracie

what I have been doing that every couple of hours or so I take him out (I have confirmed that its most likely a he) and hold and pet him for a minute or so and then I put him back
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Re: Very skittish bearded dragon

Postby HippieLizards » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:01 pm

Hello,

I had the same problem with my youngest dragon, she was given to me by a friend who couldn't handle her anymore due to her being extremely skittish and "aggressive".

She was extremely skittish at first but what you need to do is show them that they can trust you, do like Tracie said hold them at night with a soft blankie to get them used to your scent. I used a old soft T shirt to I wore a lot to wrap her up in and that helped her with getting used to my scent.

It took her much longer to get used to me because she was held only once in the few months my friend had her.

But Fast forward 3 months or so and she's a total sweetheart and snugglebug. [Click image to enlarge]
finally starting to tolerate blankets in her second week. [Click image to enlarge]
she was super skittish at first and hid in her log all day.

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now she's much more used to handling and is much less skittish now. :) it just takes time with these things.
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