What do different colors mean?

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What do different colors mean?

Postby Jess » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:07 pm

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This is probably a stupid newby question, but Im really curious!
Ive notices that by baby beardie, Wink, changes his color alot. He can go from a really dark grayish/almost black color, to a really pretty sandy brown. What does it mean when he changes colors? He is usually a really dark color when he is in his tank, but when I take him out he always turns a tan color.
My best guess is that they are darker when they are cold so they can attract more sunlight, but I dont think it totally makes sense because temperature doesnt seem to always affect what color he is. Does it have something to do with their mood too?
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby Gail » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:38 pm

Yes, mood can affect colors, as do temps. Dark colors can be from trying to soak up more heat or from being upset. The lighter colors are usually from being warm/happy.
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby Lish » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:45 pm

Yeah i was wondering the same thing but yesterday i noticed that when Mufasa turns green she is happy. She turns 4 different colors and i am still trying to figure it out. ( Sand, Brown, Green, and Orangish Red)
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby Jess » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:19 pm

Ok, so I was half right! :D Haha
So when I bring Wink out and he turns lighter, that means hes happy? Awww, I feel so loved now!

Lish- Mufasa sounds really cute! Thats neat that she turns so many colors.
My beardie has eye issues too. He has an abscess in his right eye and he was gonna be put to sleep, but I saved him. I love him to death, he is such a sweetie with a huge personality!
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby Aznrainbowdime » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:25 pm

I just recenly figured this out too ! When MJ is cold or too hot.. she's dark grey or dark brown. But when I take her out her viv to let her run around and play with me.. she's bright green with some orange ! lol its so cute. I noticed she's also colorful in her bath. Really weird because she hates baths but yet changes color. Hmmm maybe just being a brat ? lol
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby ddma » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:00 pm

mine hate thier baths too, but they do get very vibrant with color when they are in thier baths and for a little while after.
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby Twobeardieguy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:56 pm

Take your beardie out in the sunlight for about 1-2 hours and just watch, cause you can almost see them change color!!
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby simboney7 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:14 am

Lish- How can she be so Pretty and be A MEAN LITTLE GIRL???? tell us a story about her meanness!! :twisted:
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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby ShadowandSpaz » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:10 pm

I have often wondered about the colors too, because when Spaz is dark, she seems to be colder when I pick her up. Of course, we live in Michigan, and it's almost always cold.

As for their baths, all three of mine love their baths. I use a clear sterilite show size storage container with just enough water to go to mid shoulder. I also use a soft bristled toothbrush and dip it in the water, and scrub (very gently front to back) their backs, sides, legs, under their chins, behind their ears. They seem to love it. We try to do it at least once a week.

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Re: What do different colors mean?

Postby simboney7 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:27 pm

That's a good idea with the tooth brush maybe I will try that also. When we bath Ganja he looks around and twists his next up at us after only 2min and then starts jumping to try to get out. like get me the heck out of this water :banghead: , but then wants to be cuddled and loved..he is such a nut! maybe that will make him stay awhile longer. funny thing is I always catch him trying to swim in his lagoon in his viv. I am telling you he is a crack pot this one..lol
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