Is Keeping More Than One Bearded Dragon a Good Idea?

This is an excellent question and any pet owner should ask themselves this if they’re keeping a beardie. The answer to this question is both a yes and no. You’re probably wondering what that means.

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If you’re a parent getting a pet for your child, then you’re probably only going to get one beardie. But what if you have 2 children and each insists on having their own beardie? Unlike a dog which an entire family will look after, a bearded dragon is much smaller and you can definitely buy 2… but should you?

The most important fact to bear in mind is that bearded dragons are solitary creatures and they do not like company. In the wild, they do not socialize and even males and females just mate and go their separate ways. So, keeping more than one beardie in a tank is definitely a bad idea.

However, if you are housing 2 beardies in 2 separate vivariums, then by all means get 2 dragons. Just note that each must be housed separately and it’s best not to let the 2 dragons come in contact with each other.

If you’re a parent,that means your expenses just doubled. You’ll need 2 vivariums, 2 different places at home to house the tanks, you’ll have to spend more on the live feed and that will mean more live bugs stored in your house (securely of course). So, this is worth bearing in mind.

If you’re a beardie enthusiast who just loves these interesting little creatures to bits and you have the budget for it, then go ahead and get as many beardies as your heart desires… and that many vivariums too. If you are skilled enough to build your own housing tank for the beardie, that is excellent and will save you quite a bit of cash.

If you are planning on breeding beardies, you will have to consider many other things. For starters, beardies lay eggs and you may end up with a few beardies. That means as they grow older, you’ll need to house them separately. The hard truth is that beardies are not everyone’s cup of tea.

Finding people who will look after a beardie as a pet is not as easy as finding someone who will take in an adorable puppy or a fluffy white bunny. Most women do not like the appearance of these lizard like creatures and even if they are docile by nature, folks have the misconception that they are fierce little creatures.

Make sure you have enough people interested in beardies and willing to take in the dragons your breed. In this way, you will not be stuck with beardies that you can’t find a home for.

The point to take from this article is that bearded dragons love to be alone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a male and female or even 2 females together. It’s not going to work. They are happiest when alone. It doesn’t make them unfriendly or less sociable. This is just their nature. We should respect the fact that they do not need companionship and just let them live as beardies in the wild do.

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