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Do bearded dragons musk as a defense mechanism?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:56 am
by Wolfxfire
I haven't been able to find any info about this has anyone experienced their bearded dragon giving off a bad smell when it feels threatened? I've had to give my bearded dragon antibiotic injections for the last 14 days and every time before or after his shot when he is stressed I notice a strong smell kind of like compost?? his last injection was last night yay!! So now I can work on rebuilding the trust poor guy did not like those injections!

Re: Do bearded dragons musk as a defense mechanism?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:20 am
by Drache613
Hello,

I just saw this post, sorry it was missed!
So you had the last shot then, how is he doing?
I don't think that they specifically give off a type of musk defensively but it is possible that
with stress their chemicals could change a bit.
They use their beards as a defense mechanism though, by turning it dark & extending it.

Tracie

Re: Do bearded dragons musk as a defense mechanism?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:13 pm
by Wolfxfire
He is doing good I have to have a dehumidifier in with him to control the humidity..he did the heavy breathing thing again recently but it was right after he ate a bunch and I haven't seen it since so I think he has gotten over the respritory infection thanks for all your help!