Licking

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Licking

Postby Treehorn » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:42 pm

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I am sure this is not a problem but I am curious about this new behavior.

Tonight before bedtime I took out my baby beardie and she kept licking at my fingers. Not biting, I have seen that from her and its different. When I put her back she licked her log a few times too.

She has been eating well. About an hour before this she ate a bunch of crix and left two. At the same time she drank some water from a medicine dropper (yes I spoil her).

Any thoughts. Just tasting? Hungry? Lazy biting?
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Re: Licking

Postby gini » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:45 pm

Mine licks everything it seems. I just think it's something they do...
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Re: Licking

Postby FenixR » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:22 pm

My dragon, Icarus, does it when he's hungry or if he's in an environment he's not used to seeing all the time. If someone new to him handles him- he likes to lick. I think it's just how they check stuff out and get to know where they are.
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Re: Licking

Postby Treehorn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:15 am

Thanks for the replys. They do some funny things.

I am sure she thinks the same about us humans.
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Re: Licking

Postby Dagron » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:08 pm

From what I have read the licking is usually part of two behaviours. The first is that they use it to check things out and gather info about objects kind of like a dog wanders around sniffing objects. The second is thought to be a part of territory marking, pretty much like little kids do when they lick something and proclaim it theirs. I was curious about it myself in my own beardy at first.
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Re: Licking

Postby riceko » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:52 am

Lol mine does the whole licking thing too.
Scorch will lick EVERYTHING! Even things she already knows and has seen before.
Of course, when I put her somewhere new, she'll run around flicking her tongue out at everything several times. I think it is mostly a "what is this?" behavior.
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Re: Licking

Postby Loganator » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:55 pm

I think we should have named our beardie "Sir Licks-a-lot", instead of Izzy! :D

A breeder once told me it's their way of "smelling" things.
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Re: Licking

Postby VEGASLIZARD » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:44 pm

My husband wakes Scorch up most mornings and gives her a beard kiss and she usually licks him back.. Hehe
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Re: Licking

Postby riceko » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:24 pm

Vegas, just a quick question, is it sanitary to kiss a Beardie? Considering the salmonella risk and all...?
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Re: Licking

Postby VEGASLIZARD » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:54 pm

As long as you are not kissing their butt everything should be fine. LOL
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Re: Licking

Postby Twobeardieguy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:59 pm

VEGASLIZARD wrote:As long as you are not kissing their butt everything should be fine. LOL




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Re: Licking

Postby Treehorn » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:29 am

Beardies still appriciate metaphorical butt kissing of course. :P
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Re: Licking

Postby kellys5babies » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:10 pm

Mine love to lick everything. When out of their cage walking around they lick everything. they lick my kids hands. Its funny.
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Re: Licking

Postby Rukii » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:26 pm

Both of mine lick EVERYTHING. I figured its their way of testing the new environment, much like a dog sniffs. But I still call them beardie kisses :love5:.
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