you arent rambling, youre all good!!!
dragons seem to do this for lots of different reasons, and every dragon is different so its so hard to tell ...
i can give you my personal expirience with glass dancing though ...
when Blue was that age, she did it out of "give me more more more more food" ...
now, at 1 year old, BlueBelle, she will only scratch at the plexi-glass when she REALLY has to poop
homegirl wil not poop in her viv, only in the bath. she goes crazy if she really has to go, and will come up to the doors and go insane.
alot of people call it the poop dance, or at least i do ha! its not often she does it b/c she gets a bath every day or every other day, but if it hits her she will try to get out like a mad woman.
Taz is DEF at that age where he may be going through "dragon puberty" ... they just go nuts. an its summer, which is breeding time, so they can be really juiced up and act crazy. especially at that age. he could want to get out and get his groove on ... teehee.
I remember BlueBelle at that age, she was a nutcase ... super active and jumpy and running and just cukoo ... cukoo.
he may be hungry, like i was saying i know Blue did this when she was younger. her appetite at that age was massive. now she just lays around and knows i will be at her beck and call with food. diva!
it could totally be the thunder storm too, its good that you were able to put two and two together on that b/c alot of people would overlook that, he could be a dragon that is flipped out by loud noises. some are super sensitive to noise, and some dont mind at all.
its frustrating isnt it???
ha, its like TELL ME, talk to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
i would try more crickets, if that is what you are feeding him. let him chow the heck out until he walks away from them or shows no interest at all. Taz is a growing boy, maybe going through puberty too, so see if that works, it might just be it
Juvies are crazy little things, and they hit those marks in life where the hormones and the growing and everything mixed together can make them act like a skitzo.
is your set-up correct?
what is your set-up like, b/c thats SO important to behavior ...
size, lights, temps ... i you have the time hit us back with a reply on the viv set-up
and if you have a pic, that would be awesome too!
that would be awesome to know!