Female being aggressive

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Female being aggressive

Postby TheBeard9789 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:34 pm

I have a older male (almost 3 yrs old) and a female ( 7 months) and when I put them together outside their enclosure i observe them and she bobs puffs beard and will ram/peck at him strange thing is its a new behavior for her she hasn't always been aggressive to him he doesnt even give her any attention either maybe it's that or hormones? His personality is very stoic laid back and wicked friendly hes also in a semi-brumation period so they are not together outside their enclosures

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Re: Female being aggressive

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:55 pm

Not sure w/ that behavior but I would keep them apart --- it sounds like shes trying to provoke him and that type of behavior you dont want him responding -- and unless you want babies I would keep them apart for that reason as well --- dragons are territorial and she may be doing this as to protect her territory --- dragons fighting is not a pretty thing and some bad wounds could occur including death --- you are housing them separately correct?
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Re: Female being aggressive

Postby TheBeard9789 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:23 am

KarrieRee wrote:Not sure w/ that behavior but I would keep them apart --- it sounds like shes trying to provoke him and that type of behavior you dont want him responding -- and unless you want babies I would keep them apart for that reason as well --- dragons are territorial and she may be doing this as to protect her territory --- dragons fighting is not a pretty thing and some bad wounds could occur including death --- you are housing them separately correct?
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Correct 2 different enclosures they havent ever been in a enclosure together only time they are together is if I take both of them out
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Re: Female being aggressive

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:50 pm

I would not take them out together- if she's showing signs of aggressiveness - it's going to stress him out--- and there could be some bad repricussions from it
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Re: Female being aggressive

Postby TheBeard9789 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:22 am

KarrieRee wrote:I would not take them out together- if she's showing signs of aggressiveness - it's going to stress him out--- and there could be some bad repricussions from it

Was thinking the same thing as of right now hes in a semi-brumation so he hasnt seen/been with her outside the enclosure in a few weeks now it just kinda puzzles me why its starting now all of a sudden
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Re: Female being aggressive

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:38 am

Her response is due to her seeing him as a threat .

She's trying to drive him away.

I've see this before .
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Re: Female being aggressive

Postby TheBeard9789 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:57 am

kingofnobbys wrote:Her response is due to her seeing him as a threat .

She's trying to drive him away.

I've see this before .


True didnt think of that I was hoping it was hormones bc I dont wanna keep them apart forever 😒 but they are my responsibility and their safety comes 1st just strange 1 moment they are cuddling next to each other a few weeks ago to now it's her being aggressive
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