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My girls keep fighting?

Postby DrogonXSmaug » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:09 pm

So recently wanted to buy a beardie, and I managed to find two three year old girls that were to be bought together since they had grown up with eachother about a month ago. I haven’t had any problems up until a few days ago where one(Smaug) keeps getting aggressive towards my other(Drogon). Usually separating them for a little bit helps calm Smaug down but she still does it often, and I’m at school most of the day so I’m not able to know if they are fighting with one another then. I haven’t changed anything about their environment and I don’t want Drogon getting potentially injured, and I can’t find any help with what to do
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Re: My girls keep fighting?

Postby destiny1998 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi. The only way they will stop fighting is to get another enclosure and keep them in their own enclosure. They will both be way happier too.
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Re: My girls keep fighting?

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:18 pm

You have no option but to separate them and keep them apart, if you don't you are very likely to come home and find one dead or with a horribly mauled leg.

The attacker needs to go into another tank IMMEDIATELY.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
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Re: My girls keep fighting?

Postby DrogonXSmaug » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:51 am

I have a divider for the two of them now and I put it in when I am at school or just not home with their heat lamp in the middle of the cage so they can still bask in their seperate sides, and I will give them turns to run around the full tank so they aren’t so cramped which is an issue. They’re in a 40 gallon(breeder I believe)(36x18x18) which is definitely too small to split for two adults, so I was wondering if it would be cheaper to get an 80 or 120 gallon, or even make my own tank and then put a divider there so I could share the uvb rod and just get another heat lamp, or to buy another 40 gallon. Any suggestions?
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Re: My girls keep fighting?

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:35 am

DrogonXSmaug wrote:I have a divider for the two of them now and I put it in when I am at school or just not home with their heat lamp in the middle of the cage so they can still bask in their seperate sides, and I will give them turns to run around the full tank so they aren’t so cramped which is an issue. They’re in a 40 gallon(breeder I believe)(36x18x18) which is definitely too small to split for two adults, so I was wondering if it would be cheaper to get an 80 or 120 gallon, or even make my own tank and then put a divider there so I could share the uvb rod and just get another heat lamp, or to buy another 40 gallon. Any suggestions?

36x18x18 is too small for ONE adult central bearded dragon. Better off with a tank with a floor area of 48x24 FOR EACH adult dragon.
I'd be setting tanks in two tank high stacked arrangement so they don't have to look at other all day.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
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