Baby beardie is so confusing

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Baby beardie is so confusing

Postby Haechan » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:22 pm

he is a babe bearded dragon I’m not sure the exact age. I got him a week ago and everything was fine but now he’s turning on me?? sometimes he’s so sweet and let’s me hold him but now whenever I go near him his underside goes black and his stress marks are super prominent??? what’s going on he’s so bipolar what
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Re: Baby beardie is so confusing

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:50 am

Not sure - what size tank is he in --- are you approaching from above him? Hes stressed from relocation-- its gonna take some time for him to get used to you-- continue to put your hands in the tank dont push him he will adjust to you putting your hands in the tank every day and see that they are not a threat-- try hand feeding him --- Hiccup was aggressive when I brought him home at around 3 months of age but I just kept putting my hands in the tank - I would handle him when I wanted to - eventually he will come around -- where did you get him from? Can you post pics of the tank and his lighting?
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Re: Baby beardie is so confusing

Postby Haechan » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Not sure - what size tank is he in --- are you approaching from above him? Hes stressed from relocation-- its gonna take some time for him to get used to you-- continue to put your hands in the tank dont push him he will adjust to you putting your hands in the tank every day and see that they are not a threat-- try hand feeding him --- Hiccup was aggressive when I brought him home at around 3 months of age but I just kept putting my hands in the tank - I would handle him when I wanted to - eventually he will come around -- where did you get him from? Can you post pics of the tank and his lighting?
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Sorry for such the long wait for reply!! He’s in a 40 gallon tank. I’m not sure how to post pictures on here haha but he has a 10.0 UVB light as well as a basking spot and a cooling spot. I got him from petsmart! His substrate atm is paper towels but it was carpet before. I’ve noticed that he usually doesn’t have stress marks whenever I give him baths but his tail does get black :/ I’ve also noticed that he only ever gets stress marks when I’m near him, in the room with him, and/or I’m handling him. So maybe he’s just not used to me yet? I often put my hands in his terrarium and pet him and sometimes I handle him but he usually just jumps out of my hand :( I’m afraid he may never like me. I am in school so I not there for 6 hours for a day but when I am I’m usually petting him in his terrarium
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Re: Baby beardie is so confusing

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:30 pm

Post pics ---of tank and lighting----- go to top of page click on User Image Uploader-- down load pics- click on reply- at top of message box click on XIMG -- pics should post ---- what is his temps in his tank running? What kind of UVB do you have? How are you taking the basking temps in the tank -- all this plays a role in their behavior--
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