Pooping on each other???

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Pooping on each other???

Postby Nena305 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:53 pm

Anyone have experience with Beardies pooping on another Beardie? Weird behavior
Dr. Google has nothing regarding it
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:02 pm

First off I recommend separating the two beardies -- are they both the same sex and how old are they?
the pooping on one another could be a territorial thing as bearded dragons are very territorial
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby Nena305 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:29 pm

KarrieRee wrote:First off I recommend separating the two beardies -- are they both the same sex and how old are they?
the pooping on one another could be a territorial thing as bearded dragons are very territorial
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They are about 3 months. Not sure of the sex yet but, I think they may be female and male. In a few weeks we will be purchasing another large enclosure. For the most part they get along great. They do their own thing. They pretty much have their own areas (basking areas and what not), I have caught them sleeping side by side a few times. Just on two occasions now, what I believe is the male relieves itself on the others tail.
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:38 pm

Guess he found his favorite spot-- that's good your separating them soon about 6 months he's gonna be wanting to breed or so I have heard
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:01 pm

Just a question, because I have no idea... Do beardies mark their territories? Like, if it's the male defecating/urinating on the female, could that be a "claim" of some kind? :dontknow:
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby Nena305 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:48 am

KarrieRee wrote:Guess he found his favorite spot-- that's good your separating them soon about 6 months he's gonna be wanting to breed or so I have heard
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Lol, I guess he did, smh. And, yes we will seperate them. I definitely do NOT want to end up with babies. Thanks for all your input 😊
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby Nena305 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:49 am

MrSpectrum wrote:Just a question, because I have no idea... Do beardies mark their territories? Like, if it's the male defecating/urinating on the female, could that be a "claim" of some kind? :dontknow:

My husband seems to think so 🤣 but, what would we know. We are totally new to reptiles. We have had tons of dogs never reptiles.
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby MrSpectrum » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:20 am

I've had reptiles before; got dog now (5th), but this'll be my first BD when I get him in the near future. Been doing the homework on many lizard species for months now. (Got a plan that also doesn't involve breeding.) :D
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby Nena305 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:27 am

MrSpectrum wrote:I've had reptiles before; got dog now (5th), but this'll be my first BD when I get him in the near future. Been doing the homework on many lizard species for months now. (Got a plan that also doesn't involve breeding.) :D

AWESOME! I love dogs! It's been a little bit of a mission with my oldest female. She is jealous of the Bds. My husband really wants to add a chameleon and Tegu and be done lol. Dr. Doolittle syndrome 😂
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:31 am

My advice to do lots of research and ask people who own those reptiles already for years ---- no new people ---
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby MrSpectrum » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:09 am

+1. Especially the Tegu. There's a lot of talk on the interweb comparing them to dogs. IMO, this should be taken with a BOULDER of salt. You may (not can) be able to train one to come to its name, and they may (seem to) snuggle with you a bit, but show me one that'll fetch your slippers, roll over, etc., etc. "Dog-like" is not a dog--or even close. People gotta stop spreading that false analogy. Dogs are social pack animals. They've been tamed over 40,000 years. Tegus are not social, not tame, and really don't care a whit about humans beyond satisfying their desire/need for food and maybe a good scratch. Got kids, or planning to? Tegus can do a lot of damage to people and property, and their mouths are FILTHY. They can also live up to 20 years. Is your husband up to that kind of commitment? I implore both of you--research this carefully and think on it--for a long time, because that's how long you'll have the tegu. :wink:

Keep your female dog away from the BDs--even if she begins to soften/show some curiosity/interest. Things can (and do) go sideways very quickly--faster than human reflexes can respond.
Personal experience: We had started keeping green anoles again during a period when we had a female border collie. I was always careful to keep a safe distance between them, but one day while I was handling one of the anoles, it jumped off my hand, and in a lightning flash, it was (literally) halfway down the dog's throat. Fortunately, I was still young (and much faster than today), but I swear--1/10th of a second later would have been too late. If the dog had bolted, the lizard would have been a snack. An adult BD isn't likely to be swallowed whole, but the end result could be the same--dead 'zard.
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Re: Pooping on each other???

Postby Nena305 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:27 am

MrSpectrum wrote:+1. Especially the Tegu. There's a lot of talk on the interweb comparing them to dogs. IMO, this should be taken with a BOULDER of salt. You may (not can) be able to train one to come to its name, and they may (seem to) snuggle with you a bit, but show me one that'll fetch your slippers, roll over, etc., etc. "Dog-like" is not a dog--or even close. People gotta stop spreading that false analogy. Dogs are social pack animals. They've been tamed over 40,000 years. Tegus are not social, not tame, and really don't care a whit about humans beyond satisfying their desire/need for food and maybe a good scratch. Got kids, or planning to? Tegus can do a lot of damage to people and property, and their mouths are FILTHY. They can also live up to 20 years. Is your husband up to that kind of commitment? I implore both of you--research this carefully and think on it--for a long time, because that's how long you'll have the tegu. :wink:

Keep your female dog away from the BDs--even if she begins to soften/show some curiosity/interest. Things can (and do) go sideways very quickly--faster than human reflexes can respond.
Personal experience: We had started keeping green anoles again during a period when we had a female border collie. I was always careful to keep a safe distance between them, but one day while I was handling one of the anoles, it jumped off my hand, and in a lightning flash, it was (literally) halfway down the dog's throat. Fortunately, I was still young (and much faster than today), but I swear--1/10th of a second later would have been too late. If the dog had bolted, the lizard would have been a snack. An adult BD isn't likely to be swallowed whole, but the end result could be the same--dead 'zard.


Oh, definitely gonna take our time with that decision. In all honesty I dont think we will end up getting anything else. Kinda selfish and another huge expense.
Thanks for the info on the dogs. I believe you. I have been making it a point to keep them away.
Thanks for the comment
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