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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?
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.
Thanks for the replys. They do some funny things.
I am sure she thinks the same about us humans.
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.
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.
I think we should have named our beardie "Sir Licks-a-lot", instead of Izzy!
A breeder once told me it's their way of "smelling" things.
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Beardies still appriciate metaphorical butt kissing of course.
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 .
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