Waving

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Waving

Postby Brown2353 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:17 am

Hello everyone so my gratin just hopped down his hanging object in his cage which I feel he’s biting more wondering the if I should take it out! But I have noticed periodically he waved at me.. maybe one a per 2 or so days! Today he’s been more looking at me and licking the air and when I spoke to my beardie it jump on it basking rock then waved and now gazing at me is this normal?! I just finished petting my beardie as well
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Re: Waving

Postby FandODragons » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:29 am

Hello there, in my experience. I got a baby beardie about a year ago, (female) and I also at the time had a male beardie. Whenever the male would see the female, he would bob his head asking for her approval. And in return, she would wave her arms very slowly at him showing her acceptance. In some cases, bearded dragons will wave at you in acceptance of your handling of them. However in other cases they could be telling you to back off, or just saying "your a bit too close!". If your dragon is holding his/her mouth open while waving it is probably scared of you and asking you to leave it alone. But it sounds like your dragon is fond of you! This shouldn't be a problem at all. Good luck with your dragon!

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Re: Waving

Postby Brown2353 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:38 am

Thank you but my beardie does it randomly one time they did it. It was crawling on its hammock and did it without my beardie looking at me, I always talk to my beardie always go into its cage! I haven’t had none of my family around them as much besides my husband in the room so it can get use to me since I have dedicate myself to a new species.. but I watch everything and google it I think he will either get sick of me trying to spoil it before I get sick of it lol.. thank you I have been having a lot of coaching from Karrie on here which has been helping even with the set up
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Re: Waving

Postby FandODragons » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:07 pm

Your welcome <3 it looks to me like your giving him/her plenty of attention and everything he/she needs. Do you have a background on the tank? if not, your beardie may be seeing a reflection of something that they think is either you, or it seeing itself and thinking its another dragon.
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Re: Waving

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:19 am

FandODragons wrote:Hello there, in my experience. I got a baby beardie about a year ago, (female) and I also at the time had a male beardie. Whenever the male would see the female, he would bob his head asking for her approval. And in return, she would wave her arms very slowly at him showing her acceptance. In some cases, bearded dragons will wave at you in acceptance of your handling of them. However in other cases they could be telling you to back off, or just saying "your a bit too close!". If your dragon is holding his/her mouth open while waving it is probably scared of you and asking you to leave it alone. But it sounds like your dragon is fond of you! This shouldn't be a problem at all. Good luck with your dragon!

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More likely your dragon is waving at it's own reflection , submitting to it.

This is much better than it aggressively headnodding and front foot stomping at it's reflection.

That said, I've had dragons who headnodded at me , I using have a bit of fun with them then and do a beardie arm wave op headnod back …. the look I get back is priceless like "eh !?? what " , "stupid hooman".
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Re: Waving

Postby Brown2353 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:01 am

I have the background but I’m noticing it it from the side of the tank. Wondering if I so add the back ground to the sides as well
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Re: Waving

Postby FandODragons » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:15 am

Brown2353 wrote:I have the background but I’m noticing it it from the side of the tank. Wondering if I so add the back ground to the sides as well


Hello again :) Yes, its probably a good idea to do that. I actually just adopted a little 7 1/2" leatherback baby on Saturday, and once he saw his reflection he was waving a lot. I used a pretty wrapping paper for a cheap background and he's now stopped doing his little thing :D

Just because he's too cute
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Re: Waving

Postby Brown2353 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:04 am

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I will try that today but that side is where he usually looks at me from [Click image to enlarge]
he’s always looking and staring at me lol.. I didn’t wanna block him lol
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Re: Waving

Postby loljelloclowdz » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:33 pm

Mari walked past a mirror 2 days ago and I thought she’d wave her arm like she did when she was a baby, but I was wrong.
Her tail flicked like a rattlesnake and she turned her beard black and got saliva all over my mirror from attacking it. She then puffed out her beard, stomped with her hand multiple times, head bobbed, and attacked the mirror again. I was like “maybe she will figure out it’s just her reflection,” but then she NYOOMED across my room and tried to hide while inflated like a balloon and I was like “Uh... that’s a mirror.” I have since removed my mirror because she is the boss of me and I can’t have her in panic mode thinking another beardie is in her domain. I also checked with a flashlight because I thought maybe she was a male from that display of dominance, but the base of her tail looked as empty as ever. She’s just really spoiled and now I know for sure that she can never be paired with a female. (My breeder said it’s possible for females to live together, but after Mari tried murdering her own reflection, it’s a solid no from me. 😂)

Also Mari’s beard doesn’t get black, it just gets kinda blue. 😂
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Re: Waving

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