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Dragon gone missing

dragonscales

Juvenile Dragon
Hello, I have no idea how but my dragon has gone missing. Last I saw her she was in her terrarium. I put a few basking bulbs out trying to attract her. I’m totally heartbroken. I’ve only had her for a few weeks but have grown quite fond of her. Any idea on how to locate and recover her?thanks much
 

Sadie

Juvenile Dragon
Hello, I have no idea how but my dragon has gone missing. Last I saw her she was in her terrarium. I put a few basking bulbs out trying to attract her. I’m totally heartbroken. I’ve only had her for a few weeks but have grown quite fond of her. Any idea on how to locate and recover her?thanks much
Is she in the house ? You need to check all closets under the bed -- places where she can go to sleep --
 

BeardiesForever45

Bearded Dragon Egg
Thank the lord you found her! I would check to see how she might have escaped. If necessary, get a new cage. Where was she also? How did you find her? :D
 

HoomanSlave

Juvenile Dragon
Here's some tricks for if it happens again:
-Cover the floor of your house in flour. Check back in a few hours. If she went through the room, you will see a trail of footprints you can follow.
-Set up a basking light and some food/essentials in a secluded area of the house, one she is likely to go to. Check back every so often.
-If she has a travel carrier or hide she likes and is used to, you can set it up somewhere with treats inside.
-A trick used for snakes is to place coins (usually pennies) along the floor of your house. When the animal passes through, you will hear it. However, there is a chance the beardie will swallow them, so you may want to go with something safer. Crinkly materials you can hear from a distance work.
-If you have one, you may want to set up a camera in rooms she is likely to enter. That way, you can figure out where she likes to hide assuming she is missing long term.
-If any pets like a dog or a cat seem very interested in a certain spot, clear them out of the room and check it for evidence or the beardie herself.

There is a fascinating thread about a beardie who was lost in someone's house. May of the replies are full of tips and stories, and it's a good read. https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=156874&sid=562dbad3b545156ead70aea66640eba0
 

HoomanSlave

Juvenile Dragon
Is there a lid on her tank? If not, you might want to get a screen top, a taller tank, or lower the basking spots so she can't climb out.
 

dragonscales

Juvenile Dragon
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Great where was she? :)
Is there a lid on her tank? If not, you might want to get a screen top, a taller tank, or lower the basking spots so she can't climb out.
She was under a desk in the same room as her terrarium. My heart was broke thinking I’d never see her again. The only way she could’ve escaped is I must have left her tank door open. I have a zen habitats enclosure. It has a screen top. Valuable lesson learned. I’ll absolutely be more cautious. I don’t want to go through this hell again worrying about her. Peace
 
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