Bearded dragons talk via physique language, utilizing particular actions to relay a message to different dragons or predators. There are a number of widespread actions that they make, in addition to another widespread actions that the reptile will do to show sure traits. Frequent habits of bearded lizards is identical within the wild and in captivity, and the behaviors must be discovered in an effort to correctly take care of a bearded dragon.
One of the vital widespread behaviors of each female and male genders of bearded lizards is inflating of the dragon’s beard. An inflated beard could also be noticed when they’re about to mate, or when they’re changing into aggressive. An inflated beard is extra generally seen in male reptiles although females might inflate their beards as nicely. If the dragon’s mouth is open when inflating, it’s often an indication that the lizard is changing into aggressive.
Head bobbing is one other widespread habits and can be seen in each the female and male of the species. A male might bob its head to indicate supremacy or to boast masculinity to different dragons, often to different males trying to seem extra masculine or supreme to the others. Head bobbing might also be seen when a bearded dragon is displaying courtship to a feminine.
A habits typically displayed that’s reverse of the pinnacle bobbing habits is arm waving, which is often an indication of obedience to the dominant dragon. Much less dominant women and men might wave their arms to the dominant reptile to show they’re obedient. Whereas breeding, females might wave their arms to sign their rejection to the courtship of a male bearded dragon.
One of the vital essential behaviors, tail curbing, is essential to see in a pet bearded lizard. When a bearded dragon curbs its tail, it’s bending its tail in the direction of its physique or head. Tail curbing is an indication that the bearded dragon is attentive; it is a vital signal to indicate that your reptile is wholesome.
Frequent actions of bearded lizards present behavioral traits, such actions embody solar bathing and perching. Bearded dragons generally solar bathe through the day, displaying that the reptile is looking for heat and interesting in regular actions. When a bearded dragon is perching, he finds a spot excessive off the bottom to occupy. The upper he perches the extra dominant he’s; bearded dragons might perch on tree limbs or giant rocks. When housing a bearded lizard as a pet you will need to present perching areas for the bearded dragon, in addition to locations for them to solar bathe.