Entertaining a baby bearded dragon is not a difficult task, as the species is quite resilient and can be taught to do many activities to entertain itself. Keeping the dragon in a clean and safe environment, one that mimics its natural setting and provides a safe, warm, and stimulating place to live, is the first step in keeping your dragon entertained.
Introducing objects and toys into their habitat that your dragon can interact with, investigate, and investigate is important. Try offering things such as bird toys, stacks of PVC pipes, ladders, cork bark, and climbing logs to give your dragon things to explore and establish an interesting environment.
Also providing different kinds of foliage, such as fake plants and safe potted plants, is a great way to add visual stimulation and color to their habitat. Feeding fresh leafy greens, vegetables, and occasional insects to provide for a balanced diet is important for the health and happiness of your dragon.
Lastly, taking your dragon outside for basking, exploration or handling can be very enjoyable and help to strengthen the bond between you and your dragon.
What do baby bearded dragons do for fun?
Baby bearded dragons, like most reptiles, are quite solitary creatures and so don’t require a lot of interaction with people or other pets. To keep your pet entertained, however, there are some fun activities you can provide.
Offering toys such as plastic balls, stuffed animals, and sticks that your dragon can climb, as well as providing hiding places for them to explore, can help them to stay fulfilled. Additionally, you can hang branches or shelves for your dragon to climb up and down, as they enjoy exploring their habitat.
Aside from exploring, baby bearded dragons enjoy basking in the sun. Providing a basking rock or log under an UVA/UVB light is a great way to entertain your pet while allowing them to get the necessary amount of heat and UV light.
If you have enough space, you can also add a shallow pool of water for them to play and cool off in.
If you wish to be more interactive with your dragon, you can provide them with food treats such as waxworms or crickets in a pinch. You can also gently pick up and handle your dragon in order to get them used to your presence.
However, it is important to handle them with care, as they may be easily startled.
How long does it take for a baby bearded dragon to like you?
It depends on the individual baby bearded dragon, as some may take more time to adjust to their new surroundings and warm up to their owner. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for a baby bearded dragon to like you.
In the interim, it’s important to handle them gently and be patient. You can start by spending time next to them and offering them occasional treats to get them accustomed to your presence and make them feel secure.
The key is to build a bond of trust and care with your bearded dragon little by little. Additionally, giving them plenty of food, water and making sure their living environment is not too stressful but safe and secure can help speed up the process.