Dragon softly bit my finger?

This forum is for general Beardie discussions that do not fit within other specialized forums. Please use a forum specific to your issue, if one applies.

Dragon softly bit my finger?

Postby MadZito » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:24 am

Okay, so I have a decently young beardie who I've had for maybe one-two months after my last beardie passed. He's a very nervous sort and often flares his beard at me when he's on the ground exploring and I go to pick him up. However, he has never bitten me. I also recently started feeding him out of my hand so that he could get used to me and see me as a positive force in his life. So today I was holding him and stroking his chin. He then licked my finger a few times and then proceeded to lightly bite it. He let go pretty quickly and never bearded or anything. He was also laying down on my leg at the time. I was wondering if he did this because he was curious to taste my finger or if it was aggressive. Please let me know!
MadZito
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:18 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Dragon softly bit my finger?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Hello,

Were you moving your finger around at all? That is good he didn't bite down hard. It sounds
like it was possibly just affection of a sort but not aggression. Since he released very quickly
I don't think it's anything to worry about.

Tracie
User avatar
Drache613
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 36961
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:33 pm
Location: May, Texas

Re: Dragon softly bit my finger?

Postby Jfloyd » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:51 am

Hi, if you're feeding bearded dragons with your hands, the bearded dragon may have accidentally thought your finger was food. He/she bit down and then realized that it wasn't food and let go. Bearded dragons are really smart. The more you spend time with your bearded dragon, more of a bond will form. My family rescued a bearded dragon, Spike, about two summers ago. Spike was never held or loved on. He was skinney. The family that had Spike said Spike was aggressive. He is about 8 or 9 years old. Now he loves to climb up on my children and myself and loves to get snuggles. Spike falls asleep on all of us. When my hair is up, in a ponty tail, Spike demands I put my hair down, by clawing at my hair, and he crawls into my hair and sleeps. Spike has gained weight. Spike has only bit me once, in the beginning, when he didn't realize I was behind him and picked him up. Spike immediately let go. I keep thinking, too myself, why this family thought Spike was aggressive. Beardies usually just want love. Keep up the good work on trying to bond.
Jfloyd
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:26 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DiXX, Skwacka