How to travel with a bearded dragon?


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By Austin Cannon

Is it safe to travel with a bearded dragon?

In our experience, pet travel with bearded dragons can be a safe (and warm) experience once you’ve done a little advance planning. To start, we recommend checking with your vet to see what advice they have about eating schedules, temperature control, etc.

Can you leave a bearded dragon alone for a week?

No, you should not leave your bearded dragon alone for a week. If you must leave for an extended period of time, make arrangements for someone to check on your pet and provide food and water as needed. Bearded dragons are social animals and do best when they have regular interaction with their owner.

How do I keep my bearded dragon warm during transportation?

Be sure to provide your lizard with plenty of insulation, with bedding and blankets. Additionally, if you decide to use heat packs, hot water bottles and rice packs, just be sure that they are not too hot to touch, as you don’t want your lizard to burn.

How To Properly Travel With Your Bearded Dragon

  1. Gather Your Beardie and the Appropriate Supplies.
  2. Prepare Your Beardies Temporary Enclosure.
  3. Don’t Feed your Beardie the Day Before or the Day of Travel.
  4. Go Right Into a Heated Car.
  5. Drive Carefully.
  6. Buckle Up.
  7. Monitor and Check on Your Beardie Frequently.

10 Easy Ways To Keep Your Lizard Warm During Travel

  1. Warm your vehicle before introducing your lizard (if travelling in a car)
  2. Use a hot water bottle.
  3. Add plenty of bedding to the travel carrier.
  4. Use hand warmers.
  5. Use microwaveable heat packs.
  6. Use a smaller travel container rather than a large one.

Can you take a bearded dragon on a road trip?

Regularly monitor your bearded dragon during long road trips, and bring a thermometer to check the enclosure temperature every time you stop for food, gas, or restroom breaks. It is crucial to keep your beardie warm during travel, so bring extra hand warmers for extended trips.

How do you transport a long distance bearded dragon?

Most small pet or cat carriers will work well for bearded dragons especially those with padded bottoms and good ventilation for comfort. You can also use a big shoebox for shorter travel as well as plastic bins or Rubbermaid tubs.

Do car rides stress bearded dragons?

Whether it’s a trip to the vet or a longer journey, beardies don’t enjoy big changes in their environment. Transporting a bearded dragon creates stress so it’s important to prepare everything in advance and make sure your dragon’s needs are taken care of during transport.

Can you take bearded dragons on car rides?

Since your Bearded Dragon is accustomed to hotter temperatures than will probably be comfortable for you in the car, you will need to find a way to keep him warm in his carrier. This can be done with a small heat mat or by simply keeping the temperature up in the car.

How long can a bearded dragon sit in the car?

Even if your pet is a creature native to desert environments, such as a bearded dragon or Sulcata tortoise, it is still susceptible to the effects of heat stroke. Ten minutes in a parked car can be enough to cause irreversible brain damage and severe life-threatening dehydration.

What stresses a bearded dragon?

Loud noise, such as outside traffic, dogs, yelling, TV, music, or a crying baby. Vibrations and rumbling from loud noises can bother your dragon almost as much as the noise itself. A new pet (even a new dragon or reptile in another tank can upset your dragon).

Can bearded dragons go on long car rides?

Yes, you can take a bearded dragon in a car. Just make sure its carrier (or the car) is in a temperature that is comfortable for your bearded dragon. Since they are ectotherms, they will need external heat to regulate their own body temperature.

How do I keep my bearded dragon warm in the car?

To keep your bearded dragon safe while traveling, place the reptile in a well-ventilated portable enclosure with a secure lid and use hand warmers to prevent cold temperatures. Line the enclosure with soft towels to prevent injury to your bearded dragon.

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