Behaviour after shed

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Behaviour after shed

Postby Jamesearl80 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:02 pm

We're all aware that beardies can act skittish, or weird before, and during a shed, but what about immediately after? I'm fairly new to owning a beardie, I've had mine about 3 months, and he's maybe a couple months older than that. He's just completed his second shed since I've owned him, and again, he seems completely different after he's done. Last time, he got all wound up, and then eventually started to show signs of being tamed for the first time since I owned him. This time, as soon as he finished, he's acting almost "hormonal".. He tries to act tough when he doesn't want to be picked up.. He puffs his beard, does the sideways turn pancake thing. He doesn't seem genuinely scared, just trying to be tough.
Hi picked a fight with a rock in his plant today. He never used to seem to know how to do those things.. Seems more active, and more impatient about his feeding etc. Just a while bunch different. Like a teenager. Anyone else ever have this happen before?
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Re: Behaviour after shed

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:19 am

Sounds hormonal --- keep working w/ him -- is he hand tamed or getting there? My youngest was terrible -- mean and very defensive when I got him --- took months to get him hand tamed and I worked w/ him every day -- started off w / hand feeding BSFL every morning put him in a routine of same time every morning for feeding had my hands in the tank every day several times per day - tried petting him in the tank and only holding him for a few minutes right outside the tank or in it - I put a fleece blanket in the tank in his hide so he would get used to the scent of me -- they need to learn to trust and its gonna take patience--
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Re: Behaviour after shed

Postby Jamesearl80 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:22 am

Not completely tame yet, but I'm not concerned with that right now. I'm just asking if others notice behaviour changes after a shed. Mine acts almost like a stage of puberty, each shed.
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Re: Behaviour after shed

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:29 am

Yeah they all they their own personalities -- I would say its hormonal too --
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