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Bearded Dragon Chases Laser (Video)

Bearded Dragon Chases Laser (Video)

Native to Australia, bearded dragons prefer rocky and arid habitats.  They also love to climb.  As omnivores, they eat plants and insects, but when kept as pets also require calcium and Vitamin D3 supplement powder.

They enjoy basking and require an additional heat source aside from the incandescent and fluorescent lights required for their enclosure.  They have an average life span of 10 years and love to play.

When handling a beardie, as they are affectionately called, they should be supported on all four limbs.  Don’t pick them up by their tail.

Here is a video of a bearded dragon playing chase the laser, a game more commonly enjoyed by cats. Do you know of any other animals that enjoy playing with lasers? Please comment below and let us know.

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8:07PM PDT on May 24, 2012

that was so cute. my beardie loves to watch the ceiling fan and follow a flashlight

12:47AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

i have a bearded dragon and they are totally awesome.

12:55AM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

WHY on the earth to you capture these wonderful animals and cheat them, and then LAUGH at them? The answer is: you are common people. Stupid, selfish, unable to understand the true needs of wild animals, and all that sgit.
Set this lovely lizard free, in its authentic habitat! And stop laughing! Look at you self in the mirro and laugh laugh laugh, out of misery of being what you are.

4:05AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

What makes cats and dogs any different. It was humans that domesticated them all those many years ago. Human interaction destroyed that natural habitat of them as well as any other pet. Not only that, they destroyed them genetically as well. It just really angers me that people think they are any different from any other animal. I have several reptiles that have come to me as rescues. If I released them to the wild they would never survive. They were taken from their natural habitats many generations ago. But I have not tried to genetically change them. They are what they are and have the best of everything they can have short of being the wild animals they should be.

3:56AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

People need to lighten up. There was no harm done to this animal. He was not abused or tormented. I thought it was pretty funny and completely unexpected by the owner. Give yourself a break...PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

5:17AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:07AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!! animals are not toys! they should be left free in their native habitat!

12:59PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

I don't know if he's having fun or not, or if the thing is driving him crazy.

5:38PM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

My one cat, Josephine, the thoroughly modern 'book-smart' cat, ignores the laser; her sister, Sally, the old-fashioned 'street-smart' cat who taught herself how to catch birds and rabbits, went crazy for the laser. Go figure.

3:11PM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

He looks like he got a major headache from that lazer

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