Not so Black Beard

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Not so Black Beard

Postby cyberdrone » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:23 am

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So when ever we take Norbert outside, he seems to get upset if you approach him.
This is the most upset (bearding) I have seen him though, yet his beard never turns black, like others I have seen.

Is is possible that his beard will never turn fully black, and he just shows more of it than others?
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby mickeysmomma » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:46 pm

Hmmm...I don't know! Wish I could help.
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby vickson420 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:16 pm

How sure are you that Norbert is a male?
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby cyberdrone » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:39 pm

The vet did a check for me last time i was there... she didnt even have to guess at it. His glands (holes) are massive, along with 2 bumps at the vent area.

that being said... the first day of my vacation I decided to sleep in late and this is what i woke up to. I fell asleep on the couch that night... so i guess he saw me and couldnt figure out why i wasnt feeding him..so he got upset with me.

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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby cyberdrone » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:43 pm

I want to point out that Norbert, although it may not seem like it with the above photos, is SUPER SUPER SUPER spoiled, loved and well taken care of. He is treated like a precious little baby. There is NEVER malicious attempts to get him to beard or puff up. ever.

When he goes outside, he just gets scared and the attempt to take a picture was only done to get info.. it wasnt provoked nor did it take provoking to make him do that... it was just movement from a distance. when he puffed, I stopped and snapped the picture and then backed away.
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby vickson420 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:28 pm

No one would have thought anything malicios of you so dont worry :D His beard looks fine,some are not as dark as others but he looks to me to be a perfectly normal handsome boy!
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby Twobeardieguy » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:04 pm

Yup he is handsome, just give it some more time he will get used to being out.
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby cyberdrone » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:53 pm

Thanks everyone. I'll tell him he has admires :)
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby lyates » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:27 pm

Do females beardes not get as black as males? I've been wondering this exact same thing about lil man ( or maybe girl). :? Ive never seen any black when he puffs up
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby vickson420 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:31 pm

Females can black beard but it is not usually as intense as a males,generally more like a grayish color although some do go black while others never do it.
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby Frito » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:13 pm

i have two females and one that has a normally orange beard will black beard on occasion but not very often the other one that is larger but much more passive and tame will rarely beard let alone black beard or gape for that matter.

females definitely can and will black beard and they can also head bob at other females to show dominance over other females as well.
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby Freeie » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:47 pm

I have 1 male 19 months old who can head bob and footstomp and be so manly if he sees a female. His beard never goes black. Might go a slight gray but thats about it. If we walk up on him outside he does just what yours does puffs up but no blackbeard. Hes 100% male you can only see his heme running along his tail. I have 1 female shes laid eggs so we know for sure who can blackbeard just like the males can. How old is he? I was told my male is just a late bloomer lol
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby cyberdrone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:36 pm

He is just over a year. 450g 20" long
He is a big boy.
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Re: Not so Black Beard

Postby Freeie » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:56 pm

Hes very handsome he looks like a big boy.
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