Can You Put Two Baby Bearded Dragons Together? – Friendships & Enemies
This is a really common questions we hear all the time, “Can you put two baby bearded dragons together”. We assume this is such a common question due to the fact reptile stores house 5 or 6 baby bearded dragons together and they seem to be relatively tolerant of each other.
The matter of fact is, these reptiles are being sold. And the likeliness of them staying in the store long enough to grow to a size at which they can start becoming dominant is very small. Breeders will also house baby bearded dragons together, however they most likely already have buyers before the eggs have even hatched. So they will only need a couple of weeks care before being sold anyway.
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So how long can you put two baby bearded dragons together for?
This really does depend of the individuals. As a rough guide it’s thought that baby bearded dragons can spend for 4-6 weeks together before you should think about separating them into their own enclosures. But this can change with every individual. Sometimes you may find that two individuals actually really enjoy each others company. You may want to house these together, but I would highly recommend you keep a close eye on each individual. They may not seem to be physically fighting, however no may become the dominant reptile, and this can cause stress and a lack of appetite for the other.
Even baby bearded dragons become really competitive at a young age and can injure each other pretty easily. So for this reason it’s not recommended to keep them together for too long. Baby bearded dragons should be separated between 4-6 weeks old.
Do bearded dragons live with each other in the wild?
Bearded dragons are very independent reptiles. They’re most comfortable when they are alone and rarely need a companion. If bearded dragons were to live together they would most likely be fighting all the time over food, basking spots, housing arrangements, the lot. So they tend to stay out of each others way where possible.
If you feel your pet bearded dragon is lonely, you’re probably wrong. Beard dragons usually prefer being housed alone, unless they’re mating. After mating the female will leave the male and never look back. Bearded dragons have no known emotion or connection with one another.
If your bearded dragon does seem lonely, then it’s probably a little bored. I would suggest spending some more time with them, handle them more often than you are, and give them some toys to keep their minds occupied throughout the day.