Can’t tell me reptiles don’t have feelings

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Can’t tell me reptiles don’t have feelings

Postby Lorilyn » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:38 pm

I had to have surgery on my hip on Nov. 15. I somehow tore the labrum and needed it to be repaired and have some bone shaved off. I wasn’t too happy about the long recovery but now I think I am enjoying myself a little too much. Anyway my spoiled girl has been so much my constant companion. She seems to know that I am not me and cuddles even more than usual. While I was recovering and on the couch she seemed to have been watching me and whenever someone took her out for me she only wanted to be on me. Now that I am moving better I have been taking her out a lot. It seems to me that now when I call her name she smiles and looks up as if to say let’s go 2 legs, open the top and bust me out. The past 2 days she started running around the cage and jumping if I don’t get her out fast enough. She started running around the cage tonight and I told my husband she wanted out. He decided to get her out and she refused. When he closed the top and left the room she started running around again so I got up and opened the cage and she just about jumped into my hands. I got lots of Beardie kisses too.

This is Biggs the day I came home from surgery. It was like she couldn’t squish herself close enough to me
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This is a week or so later and she still was like Velcro. I was sitting straight up so not sure how she even found that comfortable
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This was her today. I am moving and up better and it seems she is running around more and not so clingy. Caught her trying to open presents early
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Re: Can’t tell me reptiles don’t have feelings

Postby Gormagon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Yes, I believe that they bond deeply with a person (of their choice) and, can be very loving creatures. They are AWESOME!!!!!
The wonderful world of bearded dragons is a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon, guess again. You are now a slave!!!
RIP Peaches 10-1-18 Forever in my Heart
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Re: Can’t tell me reptiles don’t have feelings

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:28 pm

Lots more going on in their heads than most give them credit for , including an appreciation of their special human and wanting their attention.

I get similar behaviours from all my pet skinks and dragons.

When I had to be admitted to hospital for an infection in leg (and was there for 4 weeks) my boy Toothless refused to eat for my wife.
One day when I had her put the phone on speaker , he instantly perked up and was looking everywhere from moment he heard my voice.

Being retired, I spend a LOT of time each day with my lizards and they are great companions and all love snuggles .
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
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Re: Can’t tell me reptiles don’t have feelings

Postby Lorilyn » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:15 am

I am going to hate going back to work but I think I know someone who is going to hate it more than me. I am hoping when I go back to work she doesn’t stress out too much. I am thinking of leaving the TV on for her during the day might be a good idea.
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