Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

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Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby rhaegaldrogo » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:29 am

Hello all! I'm about to get a baby bearded dragon really soon and I'm hyped! :D

I was wondering about their closing of eyes. I heard it's a sign of trust or enjoyment , but also that it can mean they want you to stop? Is there a way to tell the difference, apart from it trying to get away, etc?

Thanks! :D
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Re: Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:01 am

rhaegaldrogo wrote:Is there a way to tell the difference, apart from it trying to get away, etc?

That's a pretty good indicator. Aside from that, every dragon is different (an individual); you should be able to pick up on/learn your dragon's idiosyncrasies--body language & moods.

But do familiarize yourself with signs of stress. :wink:
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Re: Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:37 am

I made a thread on this topic YEARS ago, hoping to get some discussion going and some theories out there.

If I try I'm sure I could find it...

But basically I think we came to no conclusion LOL. My original theory was that they do it as a test.. a trust game of sorts. Others came in and mentioned how this would very likely go against their nature. They would not close one eye as a test to see if you're dangerous.
I think the prevailing theory and consensus was that they do it to focus on an object.

Either way, until they can start talking, your interpretation of your specific dragon is probably the best you can do! :)

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Re: Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:43 am

Here it is..
The Trust Game

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Re: Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:32 am

claudiusx wrote:Here it is..
The Trust Game

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I didn't get that the OP (of this thread) was talking about closing one eye only.
I read the thread, and agree with fluffyslipper. Maybe the BD just has something in his eye was the first thing that occurred to me. :P

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Re: Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby rhaegaldrogo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:56 pm

I was talking about both eyes yes, but that's an interesting thread! Thanks a lot you guys :)
Guess there isn't a 100% way to tell everytime :lol:
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Re: Closing eyes; annoyed enjoys?

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:08 am

Not until beardies learn to speak or write. :laughing6:
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