Very aggressive baby beardie

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Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby Itszackbreh » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:05 pm

Hello, I just purchased a 3 week old beardie. Have had him for a little over one week now and he’s eating fine, uvb temp and everything on point. He’s eating like a champion but every time I go to pick him up he attempts to run away from me and when I get close attacks me. I don’t let it stop me from picking him up because he is so tiny and it doesn’t hurt. Will this just fade away with time?
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 pm

ALWAYS offer a food bribe before handling …. he will soon lean he can trust you and you are the giver of yummy things ….

Everytime he opens his mouth in a threat / back off hooman pose ---- pop a tasty bug or worm in the open mouth from the side …. he'll soon become so full he'll refuse to open the mouth for fear of another food treat being popped in it.

patience and not forcing yourself on him are keys to taming a scared little lizard.
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby Itszackbreh » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:43 am

I’m still going strong with trying to tame him, he is such a turd. It might be because he’s been trying to shed this whole time.
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:22 pm

Shedding can certainly contribute to foul moods. Hopefully that will improve after the shed is done.
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby Itszackbreh » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:05 pm

Well, it’s getting better, had him for a little over a month now, he has gone from about 4” to a solid 7-8. Almost completed with the first shed. Eating about 20-30 small Dubai’s daily and he no longer attacks me lol, but he does still runaway while I try to take him out. I’ve never had one this young, I thought he was a little older than he was when I had bought him.
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:47 pm

That sounds good. They tend to be curious and a bit squirmy especially when they are young. If he wants to run around a bit when you have him out, I'd let him do so if it's safe and you can supervise him.
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby Itszackbreh » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:12 am

It’s crazy, I feed him and take care of him and he hates me with a passion, but he loves my wife.
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby fcooper » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:55 am

Typically they shouldn't be aggressive. The only time my beardie ever gets upset is when I touch his mouth, then he just opens his mouth. Be has never been mad enough to 'wave' to me or anything. Maybe he's just stressed or he doesn't like you any more. I've treated mine like my baby since he was 6 weeks old, he always sleeps with me and goes outside with me lol, maybe yours is stressed about the move as well
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Re: Very aggressive baby beardie

Postby Itszackbreh » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:31 am

Yeah I think it was stressed, I’ve had him for almost two months now and he’s getting to the point to where my hand still frightens him a little bit, but not to the point to where he feels like dashing from me or defending himself anymore. I’m quite happy, he’ll chill with me now and not soley my wife.
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