Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

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Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby scistar11 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:59 am

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I've noticed today that Lestat has been digging like crazy in one of his corners. I'm not sure why. He'll be basking on his branch, jump down to the floor, and head straight for the corner where he just digs rapidly. I have tile flooring and the corner he digs in is also where his salad dish is located. He shoves his salad out of the way to get to this corner. Then he jumps back up to bask and then comes back down minutes later to dig again. I've also noticed that he seems very active in general today. He spends a lot more time looking out into the room to see what we're all doing. He walks up to the glass and paces back and forth as if he wants out. I've held him a few times and am going to be giving him a bath today too. He's shedding his back right now. He doesn't seem unhappy or anything like that. Quite the opposite. Not grumpy at all. Just very active, particularly with the digging. His appetite is also noticeably larger today. Usually I have to remove crickets by the handful but today he has eaten every single thing I've given him. Is this all normal behavior?
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Re: Why is he digging in the corner?

Postby Beardednoob » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:46 pm

Yes and no. What is his basking temp? Did it spike at all today or anything abnormal with his temps? Dragons sometimes will just dig, if Ifrit goes in his brumation box, he will dig at it. So that is where the yes is at, the no comes from the possibility that the temps may have been too hot for him and he is trying to dig to a cooler spot. Their minds can get distracted easily and may react off impulse or a sudden thought. Possibly *bask*....*too hot (dig)*.... *bask* .... this could have been his circle of thoughts/instincts whatever you might want to call them. Otherwise it may have been *bask*.... (energy) ROAR! *dig*...

Just a curious thought, I am no way doubting your dragon knowledge but, who sexed the dragon? anyway for picture depicting gender?
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Re: Why is he digging in the corner?

Postby scistar11 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:13 pm

It's possible it could have been too hot, but I'm not sure. We keep the house temp at 76 degrees, but his basking spot is about 100 degrees. The cooler side is a constant 85 degrees. He seems pretty comfortable. I haven't seen him digging like this again until this evening. A couple minutes after his lights turned off, he went over to his cave where it's pretty dark and he started digging like crazy nonstop. I got him and held him for a minute to make sure he was okay. I put him back up on his tree branch b/c that's where he's been sleeping every night since I got him. He got off of his branch and hopped up on his hammock where he is now sleeping comfortably.

The breeder is the one who told me Lestat was a boy. She said she wasn't 100% positive but was about 99% sure he was a boy. She showed me under his tail and pointed out a bump which she said makes her think he's a boy. I've taken some pics tonight of what he looks like in that area. Maybe you can figure out if he's really a boy or possibly a girl. Also, he's 4.5 months old right now. If he turns out to be a girl, is that too young to be nesting to lay eggs? Do they lay eggs even if they haven't mated? I don't know much about brumation, but would certainly appreciate any information you can provide me on what it is and what I need to do to make sure Lestat has what he needs to do it..... or you could point me in the direction where I can find that information. Thanks for your help!!
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Re: Why is he digging in the corner?

Postby scistar11 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:26 pm

Sorry.... here's the picture.

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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby mikimom07 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:23 pm

Looks girl to me...if thats boy parts then I sexed mine wrong. LOL
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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby Meowser » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:27 pm

Two bumps is a male,
one bump is a female
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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby mikimom07 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:30 pm

oh duh!! Sorry lack of sleep from sick baby. :puke: :puke: Got my parts confused. But now I'm second guessing myself and will have to check my girls in the morning when they wake up to make sure. LOL :oops:
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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby scistar11 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:38 pm

Meowser wrote:Two bumps is a male,
one bump is a female



He does have what looks like two bumps on the top. Is that what I'm looking for to confirm male? I notice the one bump on the bottom too though.
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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby Beardednoob » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:34 pm

I would say Male
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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby Meowser » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:35 pm

yeah its male
you wanna look for the bumbs on the tail part,
not on the lower part.
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Re: Digging in corner? (Updated with pic to determine sex)

Postby Eadig » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:21 pm

yeah, you gotta dude there.

someone said on my thread that it could be an over heating or dehydration issue.
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