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QnA on Bearded dragon mouth open

QnA on Bearded dragon mouth open

Bearded dragons are among the most common lizard species kept in captivity. They are active and inquisitive animals that enjoy interacting with their surroundings. However, bearded dragons can also be aggressive when threatened or provoked. 

Here are some tips for keeping your bearded dragon happy and safe: 

  1. Feed them a variety of foods, including insects, small rodents, and fresh vegetables/fruits. Be sure to offer them frequently throughout the day. 
  2. Provide plenty of hiding places in which they can feel secure. This will help reduce their aggression if it arises. 
  3. Make sure the cage is large enough for them to move around comfortably and has a perch on which they can rest. 
  4. Be gentle with your bearded dragon when handling him/her, and never grab his/her face or body abruptly.

    When bearded dragons keep their mouths open, what does it mean?

    A bearded dragon will typically sit with its jaws open when it achieves its thermal maximum. This activity, known as gaping, indicates that the lizard is at its ideal basking temperature. A bearded dragon may remove excess body heat via this opening.

    Is it harmful if the mouth of my bearded dragon is open?

    This is a rather common bearded dragon activity. In reality, it's the polar opposite. There's no reason to be concerned while your bearded dragon's mouth is open, soaking up the lovely heat. This is known as gaping, and it is quite frequent and normal with bearded dragons.

    Do Beardies have a grin?

    The bearded dragon often sits with a gaping mouth, giving the impression that it is smiling. The lizard, on the other hand, opens its lips to aid with body temperature regulation. The bearded dragon, unlike humans, is unable to sweat and must therefore remove excess heat via its open mouth.

    What is the best way to encourage a bearded dragon to open its mouth?

    To push the bearded dragon's mouth to open, apply pressure to the sides. Make a fist with your thumb and forefinger. Apply pressure to the crease between the upper and lower jaw by sliding your fingers approximately three cm back from the top of the nose. The lizard should open his jaws as a result of the pressure.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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