Do Bearded Dragons Snore? {Top 10 Beardie Sounds}

If I didn’t hear it, I wouldn’t believe it. Do bearded dragons snore? It makes me laugh when I hear sounds coming out of my beardie.

Should I be concerned about any of them? Is snoring normal for bearded dragons?

Let’s find out!

Do Bearded Dragons Snore?

Yes. When my bearded dragon sleeps, he will occasionally snore when he lies flat on his stomach and pushes his arms back.

He did it with his lips slightly open, and I assumed he was sighing. When I checked on him, he was fine and snoring with a soothing vibration that drew me closer. I find it adorable.

How to Put a Bearded Dragon to Sleep

My bearded dragon has a sleep routine. He goes to bed at 7 and won’t be disturbed until 7am the next day. We follow this simple routine to make sure he gets 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness.

  • Make sure the room is dark.
  • Get an automatic light timer.
  • Use a heat source.
  • Don’t feed at night.

Feed your bearded dragons only if the lights will be turned on for at least 2 hours to allow them to heat up and begin digesting. Make use of a heat source and avoid feeding at night.

Bearded Dragon Having Trouble Breathing

Normal bearded dragon breathing is quiet and smooth. Sometimes they snore in deep sleep. Have you ever heard it? Play the video below to hear a beardie in a deep snooze.

Something is wrong with their respiratory tract if a bearded dragon is:

  • wheezing
  • gasping
  • coughing

Please visit the vet for a proper diagnosis of a possible respiratory infection and medical treatment.

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Do Bearded Dragons Make Noise?

Bearded dragons are known to be rather calm. Geckos, for example, have voice chords and are quite talkative and noisy.

Bearded dragons, on the other hand, lack voice chords. They do however make some sounds such as:

  1. Hiss
  2. Purr
  3. Snore
  4. Squeak
  5. Burp
  6. Huff
  7. Whistle
  8. Chirp
  9. Wheeze
  10. Rasp

If you are interested in learning more, please continue through our article today and find out why some of these sounds are made by our bearded dragon pets.

Why Does My Bearded Dragon Hiss?

Hissing is a pretty typical sound made by bearded dragons. It is frequently brought on by:

  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Unfamiliar settings
  • Chaotic environments
  • Mishandling
  • Anger
  • During training
  • Adjusting to a new home or new owner
  1. If you hear your beardie hissing and it has swelled up or changed color, it is indicating that it is angry and may be ready to bite.
  2. During training or handling practice, you may hear your beardie hiss, especially if it is a new one.
    This hissing sound is not the result of hostility. It is a protective reaction indicating that it is dissatisfied with the current situation.
  3. It may also hiss if it is dissatisfied with how you are approaching or managing it.
    Picking up your lizard while it is hissing puts you in danger of being bitten or slapped with its tail.

Do Bearded Dragons Whistle?

Not really. If you hear your bearded dragon whistling softly, it’s likely that something is lodged in its nose.

There could be:

  • a skin flap covering part of the nose.
  • something in there, such as a piece of substrate.

Gently washing the nose with warm water can take care of the problem, but a veterinarian should be called in to remove any things that are deeply embedded in the nostril.

Do Bearded Dragons Make Noise

Bearded dragons are generally quiet reptiles and do not make vocalizations like mammals or birds. However, they may exhibit certain behaviors or produce subtle sounds that can be perceived as noise. Here are a few examples:

  • Hissing: When threatened or feeling defensive, bearded dragons may hiss. This hissing sound is produced by forcefully expelling air through their open mouths and can serve as a warning to potential threats.
  • Puffing or Expanding: Bearded dragons have the ability to puff up their bodies or expand their throat area as a defensive display. While not necessarily a sound, the accompanying visual display can create a soft hissing or puffing noise due to the air being expelled.
  • Footsteps or Movement: Bearded dragons may produce subtle sounds when they move across certain surfaces, particularly if their claws make contact with hard or textured materials. These sounds are typically soft and not very noticeable.

It’s important to note that these sounds are relatively uncommon, and bearded dragons are generally known for their calm and quiet nature. If you notice excessive or unusual noises from your bearded dragon, it could be a sign of stress, discomfort, or an underlying health issue.

Can a Bearded Dragon Burp?

When your bearded dragon has finished feeding, it may produce a noise that sounds like a burp. It’s not the type of burping sound a person would produce.

Instead, it sounds like your bearded dragon is about to vomit. This is quite natural, as they are only attempting to expel gas from its digestive tract.

If your beardie keeps making this noise, there might be something more serious going on. Burping frequently is an indication of impaction.

If the burping is accompanied by hard breathing or other indicators of concern. If you suspect impaction, take your beardie to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

Do Bearded Dragons Purr?

Yes. A bearded dragon will occasionally emit a noise that is similar to a cat’s purr. While a cat purrs when it is happy, a bearded dragon purring is typically indicating that it is not feeling well.

A faint purring sound is frequently indicative of a respiratory ailment or a nasal problem. If you hear purring, wheezing or rasping your beardie might be ill. Please take him to the vet.

Why Did My Bearded Dragon Squeak?

In most situations, whatever squeaking you hear coming from their enclosure is simply the sound of their bearded dragon rubbing up against the glass.

The dragon raking its nails against the glass can also cause a squeaky sound.

However, if you hear squeaking that is definitely coming from your pet, this is frequently a symptom of a respiratory condition that has to be addressed right once.

Why Did My Bearded Dragon Huff?

A noise made by bearded dragons when they are feeding is huffing. A bearded dragon will typically make this sound as they attempt to swallow.

Your reptile is merely breathing and exhaling when it eats, which is what you hear as it huffs.


You may or may not be lucky enough to witness your bearded dragon snoring. Sometimes it’s out of comfort and relaxation that is quite normal.

Other times, there could be respiratory issues. If the sound is snoring only without wheezing or purring, there shouldn’t be a respiratory infection.

Monitor your beardie throughout the day and if they are breathing normally when awake, the snoring is just a deep sleep reaction that is inviting and downright adorable.


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