Bearded Dragon Swims Underwater like a Fish!
My Bearded Dragon Blaze Loves to Swim she's showing off to her boyfriend Rango who try's to swim but he cant figure it out!
I was lucky to catch my female Bearded Dragon Lizard Blaze swimming underwater Like a fish!
I find it fascinating how a lizard swims!
Even a desert lizard like a bearded dragon can swim when they are plunged into water. They will do what other animals can do when faced with the same situation, just start kicking their legs and away they go. It is a reflex action.
They will use their tails much like a crocodile or alligator will do, swishing it from side to side so as to push them along.
In fact, they really love water.
It’s not a good idea to drop them in deep water, but swimming in a bath or a tub of water is something that they will love.
How to bathe a bearded dragon may seem like a simple task, but there are some important things to know before going forward. One of the most fun and exciting activities you can do with your bearded dragon is giving it a bath. Most bearded dragons love a nice, warm bath every so often.
Giving your bearded dragon consistent baths is also very important for proper hygiene. Let’s go over how to bathe a bearded dragon properly.
The most important things to remember when bathing your bearded dragon is the depth and temperature of the water. You do not want to inadvertently drown or scold your bearded dragon while bathing!
The bath water should be no deeper than the joints (or “knees”) on its limbs. If you use water that is a little deeper then make sure to closely observe your bearded dragon at all times when in the water.
If you are bathing a baby or juvenile bearded dragon, a bathroom or kitchen sink may work best to prevent drowning. A sink works well for bathing a very small bearded dragon.
An adult bearded dragon can be bathed in a bathtub or even a Rubbermaid plastic storage box, or anything that will hold water.
Once you have a suitable bathing area, fill it with warm water. Make sure the water is not too hot. You don’t want to scald your bearded dragon. Using water that is between 85 to 92 degrees F is ideal. This will keep the bearded dragon warm while bathing, but not cause scalds or discomfort.
For baby and juvenile bearded dragons, fill the bath with about half an inch of water to one inch.
For adults, you can fill the bath with one to three inches of water, depending on its size. Remember, do not fill the bath up too deeply!