Territorial behaviour is the behaviour Bearded dragons show towards other Bearded dragons, other animals and even humans when it enters its territory. Darkening of the beard, head bobbing, open mouth behaviour and some forms of the waving behaviour are all signs of Bearded dragon territorial behaviour.
Females might also show this behaviour, but males tend to be a lot more territorial. These are all the signs you’ll see when your male Beardie is trying to protect his own little area. This will be especially true when predators or potential threats like other male Bearded dragons try to intrude.
Bearded dragon territorial behaviour
A single male Bearded dragon can happily guard his territory consisting of one to a harem of females. He will not only protect other females, but he will chase potential breeding males away from them. This is an evolutionary phenomenon where only the strongest Bearded dragons breed and carry their genes on towards their offspring.
Bearded dragon territorial behaviour might be seen when any gender dragon is added to an established group of Beardies. It will continue to become very intense when an adult male is introduced. Fighting might ensue where various degrees of biting might also be seen. This situation should be prevented by housing male adults in different enclosures or by significantly increasing the size of the enclosure so that all the males can have their own little territory.