Beardies Rubbing Faces?

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Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby reptilez12 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:21 pm

Hey! Recently, my beardies have started rubbing their mouths on the floor and decor in the tank, typically after feeding. They have both shed just fine, doesn't appear to be happening again so soon, any thoughts? I just want to make sure nothing is wrong, and that this is normal. Also new here, hopefully there's nothing I am missing on how to post these.
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby MrSpectrum » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:05 pm

Haven't you ever had an itch? :lol:
It's perfectly fine. Could be a little food stuck to their lips, or a little shed that you thought came off, but didn't entirely (which mine just went through).
As long as they're not rubbing it raw, no worries.
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby SandP » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:42 pm

Are they housed together?
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby reptilez12 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:31 am

SandP wrote:Are they housed together?

They are indeed housed together, and I know there is some controversy about that topic. As of right now, they are doing just fine, and I am monitoring them closely. If anything goes wrong, I will separate them, of course, to not cause injury or death.
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby reptilez12 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:32 am

MrSpectrum wrote:Haven't you ever had an itch? :lol:
It's perfectly fine. Could be a little food stuck to their lips, or a little shed that you thought came off, but didn't entirely (which mine just went through).
As long as they're not rubbing it raw, no worries.

Thank you ^^
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby SandP » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:37 am

It's best to not wait until something bad happens and be proactive and not allow it to ever happen. Plus even if they never attack each other one, if not both, will be stressed by being forced to live with something they know can attack at any moment. The stress and anxiety of that can cause them to not eat like they should or bask like they should and can cause slow gradual damage. Think of it like this, how would you feel having to live 24/7 with someone who is a bully?
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:07 am

reptilez12 wrote:
SandP wrote:Are they housed together?

They are indeed housed together, and I know there is some controversy about that topic.

Ah.... a diplomat! :laughing6:

What are their ages (roughly, or Age Groups*), genders, and how big is the enclosure (dimensions--not gallons :) )? :study:

*Age Groups
Hatchling_____0-2 months
Juvenile______2-7 months
Sub-adult____7-18 months
Adult________18+ months
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Re: Beardies Rubbing Faces?

Postby reptilez12 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:19 am

They are both Juvenile, I have not determined gender but am soon, and they live in a 36″ x 18″ x 18" enclosure. Thank you all for the advice, I am actively trying to change their habitat and get another one for the second beardie! (I did a lot of research)
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