Bearded dragons are known for their adventurous, social nature, which makes them very popular pet reptiles. It’s encouraged to take your bearded dragon to safe spots for exploring indoors and outdoors, but sometimes having the guarantee that your beardie won’t head for the hills is nerve-wracking. The easiest and safest way to take your bearded dragon out for exploration without escapes is with a harness and leash.
However, you can’t really use cat and dog harnesses on bearded dragons, for obvious reasons, and sometimes it can be difficult to find harnesses made for bearded dragons in pet stores. You’re in luck, though, because there are a few harnesses you can make at home with supplies you likely already have around the house or can find at your local craft store.
The Top 4 DIY Bearded Dragon Harnesses
1. Beaded Harness
2. Non-beaded Harness
3. Slip Knot Harness
Note: You can make this style of harness with regular knots and no slip knot, but you will need accurate measurements of your bearded dragon’s chest and neck girth to ensure you don’t tie the knots in a way that will make the harness too small or large enough that your beardie can easily escape it.
4. Vest Style Harness
Taking your bearded dragon on adventures can be fun, exciting, and enriching for both of you, but always do it safely. Using a harness will allow you peace of mind knowing that your beardie is safe while exploring. A DIY harness will give you the opportunity to really adjust the fit of the harness to suit your beardie’s specific size and body shape. A better fit equals a more secure harness, so DIY harnesses can, in some cases, be even better than store-bought. Just make sure you check and double-check your measurements, fit, and ends that may come loose before taking your bearded dragon out in the new harness you’ve made.
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