Telling the Gender of a Bearded Dragon
Are you looking to tell the gender of your bearded dragon? Check out the tips below to determine the sex of your favorite pet.
The size of the bearded dragon can be used to tell the gender. Generally speaking, males are larger than females and tend to have bigger heads and bulkier builds. Their tails are also longer than female tails.
Female bearded dragons do not have hemipenal bulges which are bumps located near the vent on the underside of the dragon’s body. Males may have one or two bulges and the presence of these bulges is a sure sign of a male.
Another way to tell the sex of the bearded dragon is noticing their behavior. Generally, the males have a more dominant demeanor and are more territorial while female dragons tend to be more docile.
For Australian and Central bearded dragons, the coloring of males and females will differ in adults. In males, the colors will be vibrant, including yellow, red and orange. Conversely, female colors are usually brownish in hue.
Adult male dragons have spurs near the vent which are used to hold on to the female while they mate. Females do not have spurs.
In conclusion, there are a few ways to tell the gender of your bearded dragon. Finding out the gender of your pet can help you to understand their behavior and provide the care they need.
- Size: Males are larger than females, with bigger heads and bulkier builds
- Hemipenal Bulges: Females do not have hemipenal bulges
- Behavior: Males have a more dominant demeanor and are more territorial
- Coloration: In males, the colors are vibrant, while females are usually brownish in hue
- Spurs: Adult male dragons have spurs near the vent which are used to hold on to the female while they mate