Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

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Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed May 27, 2020 2:05 pm

Lizzie is an adult, male, bearded dragon, full grown. He bit me today, scared by the outdoors, and it was maybe 1/5 of an inch deep; there was blood spilt, anyways. Should I worry about him ingesting my blood? Is it bad for them? Also, what can I do to stop him from biting me in the future, outdoors? I mean, it really hurt. Gosh.
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Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby MangosMom1 » Wed May 27, 2020 2:34 pm

Mine is scared of the outdoors too-- luckily he isn't a biter. I think it's okay unless you're sick if he ingested some blood. Is he always a biter?
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby AHBD » Wed May 27, 2020 3:50 pm

Yikes, you should be worried about yourself, not whether dragon will be harmed from your blood. :shock: I'm sure you washed it well, if you haven't be sure to use plenty of soap + let the water run over it. Here are a few more guidelines :



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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed May 27, 2020 6:07 pm

Yes; I did wash it. No, he isn’t always a biter. In fact, this was the first time he willingly bit me. Other times he’s done, accidentally, when I held a worm a wrong way (I always have hand fed him). A few times before, he actually backed away from my finger when I gently let my finger into his mouth as an experiment. Of course, this was when he was smaller, maybe 10-12 inches long. I’m not sick, no, so it isn’t a problem then? Like I said, he’s bitten me accidentally before, so it shouldn’t be a problem for me, should it?
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
Paxy: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed May 27, 2020 6:24 pm

I forgot to mention...he is 3 years, 2 months. He's only bitten me willingly once in that amount of time. So, yep!
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby MangosMom1 » Wed May 27, 2020 6:55 pm

SavannahDragons wrote:Yes; I did wash it. No, he isn’t always a biter. In fact, this was the first time he willingly bit me. Other times he’s done, accidentally, when I held a worm a wrong way (I always have hand fed him). A few times before, he actually backed away from my finger when I gently let my finger into his mouth as an experiment. Of course, this was when he was smaller, maybe 10-12 inches long. I’m not sick, no, so it isn’t a problem then? Like I said, he’s bitten me accidentally before, so it shouldn’t be a problem for me, should it?

It's good he doesnt always bite. He may never like it outside, but maybe if you just put him next to a window to look outside he will get used to it and may not bite if you bring him out.
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed May 27, 2020 7:50 pm

Alright; I will try that. Do you know why he might be agitated outside? My other bearded dragon, Jaxy (a female) is remarkably fine outside. When there is a harsh or loud noise, she even runs into my lap and curls up with me (I read when I take them out.) Lizzie needs to be put on a leash, but Jax never runs off. She lingers within two feet from me. However, Lizzie nearly ran into a large bush today, right before he bit me, and I would have lost him if he hadn't been on the leash.
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Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
Paxy: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby loljelloclowdz » Wed May 27, 2020 8:54 pm

Oof, I’m still missing some skin from when Mari accidentally chomped my finger going at her worm - she went hard, too. Beardies eat the blood of insects, your blood won’t harm your dragon. Just make sure you clean your wound, I don’t want you getting an infection.
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Re: Bearded Dragon Bite—Deep

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed May 27, 2020 9:35 pm

Thanks for your concern. Yes, no. I cleaned it very well. I'm not worried about me, however; I get bit by Lili Ann, my savannah monitor, daily. She doesn't draw blood, however. She's maybe 7-8 inches long. It's just I worried because bearded dragons in the wild don't really bite humans, and maybe we have something in our blood our something. I don't know. Anyways, thanks.
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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