It’s that time of year when our bearded dragons start to show signs of sluggishness, lethargic, and disinterested. And many concerned owners may think their bearded dragon is ill. But fear not! Because when the days start to get short, and the temps start to drop, bearded dragons will enter a state called brumation.
Bearded dragons, and all other reptiles, can’t survive cold temps. So they don’t hibernate like mammals. Instead, they slow down their movements and reduce their consumption. And this reduction in activity is brumation.
Many scientists hypothesis that brumation helps promote breeding in the spring time. So if you’re attempting to breed bearded dragons, you’ll want to try and encourage brumation in their synthetic habitat. You can learn more about bearded dragon brumation in our comprehensive guide.