Originally Posted by djultimate
Well he was sat near the basking spot this morning, so i carefully slid the door open and attempted to stroke his back, he then darted back to the cool end lol.... more time needed i think.
I was thinking about getting him a friend , whilst there small so they grow up together, is this a good or bad idea ?
Yeah just keep trying.
He doesn't need a friend, beardies are solitary and only come together to mate. Male/male results in fighting, and other combination results in dominance from one and the other being unhappy/not getting basking spots/not getting enough food... etc.
Just keep doing what you're doing. Try and stroke him every now and then, since he's scared of that already put your hand in the viv near him and see how he reacts to it.