Beared dragons are on of the most commonly kept reptiles all over the world with more and more people deciding to add a bearded dragon to their family each year. This has resulted in a huge number of people across North America and Europe owning bearded dragons with many first time bearded dragon owners being amongst them. Although we often see beginner related questions from the community, we have noticed more and more people from all levels of experience of keeping bearded dragons asking about travel cages for bearded dragons.
Due to seeing so many people reaching out and asking for various ways that they are able to safely travel with their bearded dragon, we have decided to publish this dedicated article on the topic with the goal of being able to help as many of our readers as possible. There are a number of valid reasons that you may have to travel with your bearded dragon and we hope our information in our article will be able to help you.
Now, no matter the reason for having to travel with your bearded dragon, the three main things you have to factor in is how far you are traveling, what kind of temperatures will your bearded dragon be exposed to, and will your bearded dragon be stressed or anxious. Thankfully a cheap, travel vivarium and a uniheat pad will usually be enough to reduce any potential risk to your bearded dragon and ensure that it gets to its destination in one piece.
How Do I Travel With My Bearded Dragon?
There are a range of different ways that you are able to travel with your pet bearded dragon with some presenting more risk than others depending on your local temperature. The best way to travel with a bearded dragon for most people will be to use a cheap, travel vivarium and a uniheat pad with this also being a very budget-friendly option.
Some people will literally just cover their pet bearded dragon in a towel and hope that will be enough to keep them warm but we always recommend against this method. Although it can work in some areas, most of our readers will be in locations that are simply far too cold for this to keep your bearded dragon warm unless you are going on a very short journey.
This is why the uniheat pad is an excellent item to have due to being so cheap while also being able to provide the hear your bearded dragon requires for up to 48 hours. This allows you to easily and safely transport your bearded dragon without having to risk it getting cold and ending up stressed and anxious with potentially serious issues developing.
Is A Bearded Dragon Travel Cage Worth It?
A bearded dragon travel cage can be a great investment if you know that you will be transporting your bearded dragon on a regular basis. If the trip is just a one off and you don’t expect to have to travel with your bearded dragon again then simply putting your bearded dragon in a box with a uniheat pad should be enough to get your bearded dragon where it needs to go safely.
We have seen some bearded dragon travel cages on the market that have their own built in heating systems that really do seem to be excellent tanks. The problem with these is that they are often more expensive than a regular cage for your bearded dragon due to the transportable heater in the tank with some of their price tags easily being over $100.
You can sometimes justify this price tag if you will be using the cage for your bearded dragon’s habitat while at home but the majority of our readers will usually have a great vivarium for their bearded dragons already. This is why our recommendation is to just get a uniheat pad and put it in a cheap, travel vivarium with your bearded dragon that needs to be transported to where ever it needs to go.
That brings our article going over using a travel cage for a bearded dragon to an end. We hope that we have been able to help our readers better understand the advantages of getting an actual travel cage if they do need to travel with their pet bearded dragon but any people will be fine using a box with a suitable heat pad to keep their bearded dragon warm. We know that there are people on social media saying that you can travel short distances with your bearded dragon wrapped in a towel and although this is technically correct, we still wouldn’t recommend that you try it.