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6 DIY Bearded Dragon Hammock Plans You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Jana Blagojevic

By Jana Blagojevic

bearded agama of bright color bearded dragon in hammock

Bearded Dragons are adorable reptiles that can grow between 17 and 24 inches, meaning they need a reasonably large terrarium. Decorating a terrarium and making it feel like home can be a long process, so moving slowly, one step at a time is a good option.

One thing all Bearded Dragons and reptiles love to do is rest, safely snuggled in their favorite spot. You can pleasantly surprise your Beardie by making them a hammock where they can spend most of their day relaxing.

If you are among the many pet owners reluctant to pay dozens or hundreds of dollars on overpriced gadgets for your pet, join us and learn about several ways you can craft a Bearded Dragon hammock while saving money.

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The 6 DIY Bearded Dragon Hammock Plans

1. DIY Wooden Bridge Hammock by Pet DIYs

DIY Wooden Bridge Hammock
Image Credit: petdiys.com
Materials: Square wood dowels, nuts, string
Tools: Drill
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This Wooden Bridge Hammock is a fantastic addition to any bigger reptile terrarium, such as a Bearded Dragons. It will allow your reptiles to climb safely and enjoy the view of their surroundings. The most important thing is to add nuts between each wooden dowel or tie knots to prevent the wooden dowel from pinching your Bearded Dragon’s leg. It is a perfectly easy tutorial and if you are skilled with a drill, you can craft it in less than an hour.


2. DIY Fabric Hammock by Oddly Cute Pets

DIY Fabric Hammock
Image Credit: oddlycutepets.com
Materials: Adhesive or suction hooks, fabric
Tools: Pencil, scissors
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This DIY Fabric Hammock is ideal for Bearded Dragons and any other big or small reptiles. The best part is you can customize it to fit your reptile perfectly and even choose the fabric pattern you’d like to decorate the terrarium with. All you need is a piece of fabric to work as a resting space for your Bearded Dragon, scissors, and suction hooks. This DIY tutorial is incredibly easy and will be a cute addition to your reptile’s home.


3. DIY Hemp Hammock by BeardedDragon.org

DIY Hemp Hammock
Image Credit: beardeddragon.org
Materials: Thick and thin hemp string, command strips
Tools: Tape measure
Difficulty Level: Moderate

If you’d like to surprise your Beardie with a handmade hammock, this Hemp Hammock will look absolutely stunning in their terrarium. It is made of entirely natural fibers and will fit in organically and seamlessly with the rest of the environment. After carefully following the pattern, you’ll be left with this stunning hammock that is ideal for all reptiles.


4. DIY Denim-Fleece Hammock by Leopard Gecko

Materials: Fleece, denim, eyelets, adhesive hooks, suction cups, key rings
Tools: Pen, paper, ruler, pins, sewing machine, scissors
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This Denim-Fleece Hammock is a fantastic tutorial for those crafters looking for a challenge. Depending on the tools you’ve got available, you can do it either with a sewing machine or needle and thread. While this tutorial is still pretty simple to follow and can be finished in a day, it can be challenging for some crafters due to the tools and materials needed. Nevertheless, the result will amaze you. You can also play around and experiment with different materials, textures, and patterns to make your Beardie love this hammock even more.


5. Simple & Affordable DIY Bearded Dragon Hammock by masterof manyminds

Materials: Rubber mat, suction cups
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The easiest tutorial so far on our list is this Simple and Affordable Hammock. You can make it in a few minutes without almost any tools needed and just a few materials. Once you attach a rubber mat to suction cups and pin it into your terrarium, you will be surprised at how good it looks. This tutorial will save you plenty of money and time. You can also add several bigger or smaller hammocks to make your Beardie enjoy their space even more.


6. DIY Naturalistic Hammock by Reptiles & Stuff.

Materials: Sushi rolling mat, jute rope, suction cups, key rings,
Tools: Pliers, scissors, lighter
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Depending on how much effort you’re willing to give, this DIY Naturalistic Hammock tutorial can be extremely easy or challenging. The simplest idea is taking a recycled sushi rolling mat, adding a jute rope and suction cups, and attaching it to the terrarium walls. If you’d like to add a bit of a twist, you can make hoops out of jute to make the entire creation seem neater and more expensive.

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Final Thoughts

Once reading these several DIY hammock ideas, you will be able to craft one for your Beardie that can enrich their space and make it feel more like home. Your Bearded Dragon will love any addition to its terrarium, but a hammock will be a true treat for these relaxed and calm creatures.


Featured Image Credit: Zh.anna, Shutterstock

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