Bearded dragon biting
can be the result of a few possible abnormalities:
First of all, and
I think the most important of all is that Bearded dragon
biting occurs amongst very hungry juveniles and adults.
dragon bites can originate from wild, frightened or
dragons end up with male Bearded dragon bites during the
vigorous process of mating.
Beardies rarely bite, but greedy
will definitely show this behavior.
injuries and limb biting are
common amongst juvenile Beardies from the age of about three weeks
when insufficient food is supplied during this period. From
this age feeding should be increased to at least two to three times a
day and / or they should be separated, preferably each with
their own vivarium. To prevent dominance from larger Bearded
dragons, smaller groups of about the same sizes
should be housed together.
Tail and limb biting are especially prominent in large batches
(i.e. breeding facilities and import situations).
Biting in underfed adults are also common,
which can end
up to a severe Bearded dragon bite to the handler. Luckily you
will be warned. A hungry dragon will usually lunge at your
hand or finger with its tongue out, implying that it
confuses your hand with food. This is compared to the
retrieving, threatening behavior of a scared dragon. The only thing
to prevent this is by feeding adequate amounts of food or by
feeding more bulky food.
Scared Bearded Dragon Bite
Bearded dragons might show
aggressive behavior towards a perceived predator or
generally when feeling threatened. Threatening behavior
includes the fast form of
dragon waving behavior,
open mouth behavior, making hissing
sounds, dashing forward and by flattening of the body.
aggressive individuals may appear from time to time in
Bearded dragon handling on a regular basis might reduce
During the breeding season
females might end up with various male bearded dragon bite
wounds on the lips, beard and upper neck area as result of
aggressive male mating behavior. This is especially true
towards the end of the
Bearded dragon breeding season. This type of
mating behavior is normal for all breeding