Beardy female black beard

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Beardy female black beard

Postby EmilyDragon21 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:23 am

Hello,

Our female dragon is 18 months old, she went into brumation back in November...she has been awake for 2 weeks...so we have the lights back on and temps back up.

She has been showing a darker beard on and off since she woke up and won’t eat anything!! She has had a bowel movement and all looked healthy and normal.

She is constantly asking to come out of her tank and be held and then running around for 10 minutes. Once she is out her beard soon becomes her regular colour.

Is it possible she could lay a clutch before she eats again? She is a good weight and hasn’t lost much fat during brumation.

I’m keen to know if anyone else’s female dragon has laid eggs after brumation before eating as normal again???

Any advice or help greatly received...thank you!

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Re: Beardy female black beard

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:34 pm

My male shows similar behavior after brumation. He will get really hyper and run all over the place. He gets upset when he is locked in his tank and will black beard and glass surf. After a while his energy calms back down and his appetite comes back. He will lose a little bit of weight during this time, but then put it back on when his appetite comes back. This happens over the course of a month or so.
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Re: Beardy female black beard

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:56 pm

Hormonal ?
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Re: Beardy female black beard

Postby Drache613 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:34 am

Hello,

A lot of the females do tend to develop eggs while in brumation or when they start coming out
of brumation because of elevated hormone levels.
You could consider making a laybox for her just in case she does eventually need to lay some
eggs.
Have you double checked the temperatures in her tank to be sure they are all optimal?
You could post some pictures of her & the tank setup so we could see her condition, if you would
like.

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