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Dragon kicking like a dog

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:30 am
by Bratney
My beardie loves his swimming time and what not but while he's bathing and only when he's bathing he's been kind of scratching the back of his head like a dog would and I wonder if anyone has any answers to this??

Re: Dragon kicking like a dog

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:21 am
by Foxxy76
He could be trying to knock water off or away from his head. Lazy does this if he accidentally gets water up there. Try to make sure they don't get water in their nose holes. We don't want beardie pneumonia!

Re: Dragon kicking like a dog

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:55 pm
by CooperDragon
That is fairly common behavior for them. It could be that the water is giving them an odd sensation and the urge to scratch. It also sometimes happens when they are shedding and will kick at the shedding area to help loosen it.

Re: Dragon kicking like a dog

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:25 am
by AHBD
I agree, my dragons do this often when they're in the water. They're just giving themselves the best scrub that a beardie possibly can. :)

Re: Dragon kicking like a dog

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:26 am
by Claudiusx
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