BACK IN CAVE AFTER HOLDING?!

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BACK IN CAVE AFTER HOLDING?!

Postby laneyeldridge » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:21 am

My baby beardie (shes about 4 months old, 13 in long) goes in her cave after every time I get her out!:( I started out slow holding her and getting her out about a month after getting her. I’d hold her for just a few minutes to start and then would get her out for about 10 minutes every day for another month. She was fine then but when I get her out for longer and actually move away from her tank, when I put her back in she goes right to her cave. She’s totally calmed down when I get her out and she sits on my lap, leg, hands when I go sit with her. It’s just when I put her back. Is it because she’s not used to being out? Or could it be I’m we’ve been a different house for the past month? Is she okay doing this? How do I get her used to being out more without doing more harm?
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On the cooler side the temp is consistent with being 80-83 degrees, where on the warmer lower side it's usually 87-90 degrees with the basking area being 100-105 degrees.
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Re: BACK IN CAVE AFTER HOLDING?!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 pm

So you have moved since you got her? If so she's probably going thru relocation stress again-- you need to let her get used to her new surroundings -- the cave thing might be a security thing
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Re: BACK IN CAVE AFTER HOLDING?!

Postby WinFam01 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:18 pm

Ours actually does this periodically and I've been wondering about it. Ours usually just goes in for a few minutes, licks the inside of her cave, 😆 then turns around and comes back out.
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Re: BACK IN CAVE AFTER HOLDING?!

Postby loljelloclowdz » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:18 pm

She might be checking her cave to see if it’s actually her cave or not. Maybe she watches it all the time and wants to be sure everything is the way she left it.
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