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QnA on Are bearded dragons venomous?

Bearded dragons are not venomous. Bearded dragons use their sharp teeth to catch food and defend themselves.

Bearded dragons were formerly thought to be non-venomous by both animal scientists and pet owners. When a bearded dragon bites his victim, he secretes a weak venom that is comparable to rattlesnake venom, according to Australian scientists in 2005.


    What happens if you are bitten by a bearded dragon?

    Adult or fully grown beardies bite differently; although their row of small, sharp teeth has dulled through eating, their jaws still retain full biting force. Their bite will most certainly tear your skin and hurt a little, but it will hurt more from the startle or horror of being attacked than from anything else.

    When you come into contact with a bearded dragon, what happens?

    Keep handling sessions to a minimum. If you handle a bearded dragon for an extended period of time, he will grow anxious. It's crucial to remember that bearded dragons don't always "enjoy" being handled; rather, they "tolerate" it.

    Is it true that bearded dragons are filthy?

    Even though they seem to be healthy and clean, bearded dragons may contain Salmonella bacteria that can make humans ill. Bearded dragon owners should constantly take precautions to keep themselves and their pets healthy.

    Is it true that bearded dragons like being petted?

    Bearded dragons, in our wide experience of having and dealing with them, appreciate being touched as long as they've been properly acclimated to being handled. Start by looking at how a bearded dragon closes its eyes and relaxes when touched for proof.

    Do bearded dragons have a foul odor?

    Bearded dragons acquire a stench as a result of scents in their environment or cage, therefore establish a regular cleaning plan with a thorough clean at least once a month. This protects your beardie's health and prevents any odor from forming.

    Is it okay if I kiss my bearded dragon?

    Avoid kissing or cuddling your bearded dragon, as well as eating or drinking near it. This may get you ill by spreading salmonella bacteria to your tongue.

    Why should you avoid getting a bearded dragon?

    Salmonella germs may be found on the skin of bearded dragons and other reptiles, as well as in their enclosures—salmonella can be spread simply by holding them, washing their enclosures in a sink, letting them to wander about on floors or surfaces, or allowing kids to contact them.

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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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