Besides making sure you have a warm enough setting for transportation, it is also vital to do all that’s possible to lessen the stress which can come from transporting it. 

Prolonged periods of your bearded dragon staying out of its normal habitat could cause it to get stressed and lead to more severe health consequences.

Keep reading to discover how you can make the transport as smooth and stress-free as possible for your bearded dragon.

How to Properly Transport Your Bearded Dragon

In cases where the distance is too far to simply handle your bearded dragon from the passenger side or you need to transport during the winter, you will have to take more precautions to make sure your beardie remains safe. With that being said, here’s the best way to transport your bearded dragon:

Your Beardie and the Right Supplies

Before you leave, be sure you have all the supplies gathered and ready to take with you.

These are things that are critical to your beardies health and you can’t do without. Bonus points if you carry backups (a spare bulb for example) for those “just in case” instances.

Traveling with their vivarium habitat is perfect. Though, this is not always feasible so the next best thing would be to use some sort of temporary travel tank. This can be a basket, a plastic bin, or cat carrier.

This bearded dragon travel checklist differs from situation to situation.

  • Leash and harness. In general, reptiles are good at getting lost in the car and there are going to be parts in your car that you’re not going to be able to get to quite easily should your reptile get themselves there.
  • Animal carrier or a comfy bed
  • Handwarmers
  • Reptile heat pad
  • Substrate
  • Proper lighting and spare bulbs
  • Thermometer