Baby Beardie, Puffing Up Body

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Baby Beardie, Puffing Up Body

Postby ashleyrenee444 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:31 am

Hi pals! I have a 4-ish month old beardie named Toast. Not sure on gender yet, as he's still young. He's always been a super chill little dude, but lately he's been acting odd. He's started glass surfing a lot, and sometimes he'll be sitting in his basking spot and he'll randomly puff up his beard and/or body. Is this normal? I'm not sure if he's seeing his reflection and feeling threatened, but when I notice that he's puffed up I'll pet his back and he seems to calm down. For the past few days, I've caught him puffing up maybe 2-3 times a day. We have him in a 45 gallon tank, I believe, but we are looking at upgrading him soon. If anyone has any ideas as to why this may be happening, please help me out!!
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Re: Baby Beardie, Puffing Up Body

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:40 am

Sounds like he is stretching his beard and is going into shed -- if his beard starts to get a funky color like gray white or opaque looking he is going to shed -- his tail will change color too w/ shed it may get real dark color or white
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Re: Baby Beardie, Puffing Up Body

Postby ashleyrenee444 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:52 am

KarrieRee wrote:Sounds like he is stretching his beard and is going into shed -- if his beard starts to get a funky color like gray white or opaque looking he is going to shed -- his tail will change color too w/ shed it may get real dark color or white
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I forgot to mention that he just finished up a shed a few days ago! I read that they'll do that before they shed, but I wouldn't think he'd be getting ready to shed again so soon?
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Re: Baby Beardie, Puffing Up Body

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:56 am

Sometimes that happens
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