Very strange behaviors

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Very strange behaviors

Postby Joxter » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:01 am

So by little boy Joxter was finally releasing his shed. He's been turning all white for the past week or so and now he's been rubbing his head against his basking branch and whatnot, but he's been acting a bit weird. I'd like confirmation on whether this is just some shed-release behavior or if he's impacted or something? I did feed him some kinda big phoenix worms just before. So far he's been:
1. Gasping - opening his mouth for a short period of time
2. Beard puffing - puffing his beard to full extent
4. Head throwing - He's been tossing around his head. Might be mistaking it for scratching, though.
3. The normal shedding behaviors - rubbing, scratting, etc.
Is he fine or am I being paranoid?
"I don't understand signs."
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Re: Very strange behaviors

Postby Drache613 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:45 pm

Hello,

Those actions sound like a beardie desperately trying to get his skin stretched out in
preparation for shedding, for the most part!
They will blow out their beards, make huffing noises or forced exhalation to try & clear
out their nostrils & stretch the skin on their head & beards.
You can take a quick video of it, if you would like so we can see him in action.
How is his appetite doing?

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