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Do Bearded Dragons Watch TV?

Bearded Dragons are some of the most docile exotic pets you can own in the reptile category. They are easy to handle and rarely bite, but what else can you do with your bearded dragon? A question that some bearded dragon owners are wondering is “do bearded dragons watch TV?”.

Well, let’s dive into this somewhat strange topic and see what we can come up with, shall we?

Do bearded dragons watch TV?

If you are wondering what the chances are of coming home to find your bearded dragon splayed out on the couch watching Game of Thrones, then the answer is 0 chance. They lack opposable thumbs making it difficult for them to change channels, one drawback of being a lizard.

But what you probably are really wondering is if you can hold them while you watch TV, and if they will get anything out of it. Sadly the answer is no, Bearded Dragons don’t have the mental capacity to understand what a TV is. Sure they might detect movement on the screen and stare at it, but I assure you that they are not following along with the plot.

Bearded Dragons | Pixabay.com

Do Bearded Dragons like to listen to music?

Unfortunately it’s tough to know, but it is possible that the sounds of music soothes them and puts them in a calmer state.


Many people on various forums seem to be wondering if these visually and audibly stimulating hobbies that they have do anything for their beardies. I think we can be pretty certain though that listening to music or watching TV isn’t going to be bad for a Bearded Dragon. There’s really nothing that could cause any kind of harm unless you are blasting death metal right into its ears.

Bearded Dragon | Pixabay.com

So if you want to believe that your bearded dragons likes to watch TV with you or listen to your favorite music, then by all means let him (or her). As long as you are taking proper care of your pet and giving it everything it needs to survive and thrive, I say do as you please.

If people sing to their plants why can’t we let our Bearded Dragons watch TV with us? The answer is we can.

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