What's Considered "Normal" Breathing?

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What's Considered "Normal" Breathing?

Postby Selkie1993 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:06 pm

Hello!

Please check my post for tank setup before answering:
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I've been told that misting is good for beardies. Mine doesn't really like it, but he's not into greens and he looks dehydrated every morning, so I try to encourage him by misting the hammock and surrounding walls, but I'm careful about too close to his face. Seriously, he has to eat worms with his greens -__- just no interest.

I've been noticing that when Drogon is in hunt mode or sits with me, you can see his sides go in and out, but it seems like exaggerated breathing. No popping noise, phlegm, etc. I tried to see what normal beardie breathing looks like on youtube with no luck.

Is it normal to take deep breaths when hunting or out of their environment?

Thanks!
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Re: What's Considered "Normal" Breathing?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:32 am

Yes. Both can temporarily raise excitement (Adrenalin) levels--not necessarily to the point of "stress"-- however they should eventually calm down again.

Basking--OTOH--may produce very calm ("zen"?) levels, so getting a handle on "normal" may not be that easy.

Doesn't sound to me like anything to worry about.
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Re: What's Considered "Normal" Breathing?

Postby Selkie1993 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:37 am

MrSpectrum wrote:Yes. Both can temporarily raise excitement (Adrenalin) levels--not necessarily to the point of "stress"-- however they should eventually calm down again.

Basking--OTOH--may produce very calm ("zen"?) levels, so getting a handle on "normal" may not be that easy.

Doesn't sound to me like anything to worry about.



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Thanks so much for the help :)

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