Bearded dragon loves humping...

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Bearded dragon loves humping...

Postby ladyoriza » Thu May 23, 2019 12:58 pm

My roommate just adopted a beardie from a family that was looking to get rid of him. We're not sure how old he is or anything but he's probably an adult (he's a chunky boy about the length of my elbow to my hand).

He's quite comfortable with being outside but without fail lately, he's been running to the sofa, taking a flying leap from the back of it and onto the pillow to...well...get *real* intimate with. I stopped him the first few times it happened, and today I let him go to see what would happen because he seemed so sad afterwards. Basically he wouldn't stop and just kept dragging his now-wide-open vent over everything in sight, even when I moved him off the pillow and to the back of the sofa. I was worried he was going to get lint or fur stuck in his vent (we have a cat).

Googling "bearded dragon humping" didn't turn up much (although I'm probably on a watchlist now). Are there things we can do to help relieve this behavior? He never goes after anything in his tank, just the sofa. I know it's a perfectly natural behavior and I'm not grossed out by it or anything-- but it seems like a good way for his vent to get chafed or for him to just get really frustrated at the lack of a receptive partner :/

Here's a pic of the pillow/sofa in question. Not sure exactly what it is that is so attractive to him, although I guess it's definitely the color of a beardie...

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Re: Bearded dragon loves humping...

Postby CooperDragon » Fri May 24, 2019 6:03 am

At that size he is definitely an adult. He probably has a bit of spring fever which is common. Fortunately they tend to calm down again after a while but in the meantime there isn't much to do except wait it out. You may wind up seeing seminal plugs now and then but don't worry, they are normal and look kind of like dry white poops http://www.anapsid.org/seminalplugs.html
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Re: Bearded dragon loves humping...

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri May 24, 2019 7:21 am

Have to laugh …. Puff was like that in season , so was Toothless …. no cushion , shoe, sock, edge of carpet or soft toy was safe from them , occasionally people's feet were their love objects too.

It will past , but it will be a torrid few months until he gets all that horniness out of his system. I guarantee you will survive.
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