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Help! My baby beardie runs down my back!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:23 pm
by DragonObsessed
Hi! So Ive had my baby for about a month. Hes 4-5 mnths old. Hes doing great. Eatsa bit of greens and strwbrries each day and more and more dusted crickets each day. He will not eat worms. His food must be crawlng lolol. Normal temps and behaviors. Getting used to us and now likes to be held.
However, hes gotten so comfortable, when I let him run around in the kitchen (proofed w towels in crevices) for about 30 min each day, he gets frustrated when he cant climb up the cabinets. So i put him on my chest sometmes to calm him but now hell run over my shoulder and down my back to the small of my back and just sit there. Basically laughing at me lolol as i try to reach him which i cant. Sometimes hell even jump on me from my hand or arm to do this!! Is he playing with me or tryng to get away? Im afraid hell jump off to the floor and hurt himself!! Im glad hes comfortable w me now but jeez hes making me a nervous wreck!! Help!! What to do??

Re: Help! My baby beardie runs down my back!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:33 pm
by CooperDragon
Sometimes the little ones think they can fly. Your concern over him falling by mistake and hurting himself is valid. While he's energetic it's probably best to keep him close to the ground for safety. Maybe secure a second room for him to explore and see how that goes. He is likely to calm down a bit more as he gets older but enjoy the curiosity and high energy level for now while it lasts =).

Re: Help! My baby beardie runs down my back!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:02 pm
by DragonObsessed
Thank you! Yes atleast I know hes happy and healthy. We let him explore in the kitchen but yea im gonna try to make sure im sitting when i hold him lolol.[Click image to enlarge]

Here he is exploring the kitchen. Viserion ❤️

Re: Help! My baby beardie runs down my back!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm
by QuinnF
My beardie gets on my back too and I really have no system for getting him back on my shoulder. When my mom and I were first getting my adult beardie he jumped off mom’s shoulder onto the cement floor. He was ok but I’d be careful he doesn’t hurt himself especially since he is so young.