Bearde acting weird? please help

Have any questions about one of the many subtle behaviors a beardie has? Ask and discuss it here!

Bearde acting weird? please help

Postby MollyMoo98 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:16 am

My beardie the past 3 or so days has been running around like crazy, bobbing and bumping his head against the glass and scratching the sides ever so often. He is still eating. His poop has been very frequent and kind of runny. His tank is between 97-105 degrees. When he calms down for a bit he has been basking.
His tank is too small but I am working on a bigger one but he has been in this his whole life (6 yrs) so, I don't see why it would bother him now? (I adopted him from my sister from a sister about 8 months ago so, I am working on getting his proper stuff it has been a process.)
He has a Reptisun basking bulb and a Reptisun t10 10.0 UVB. So his lighting is just fine. We have been taking him out to let him run around a lot. He is peeling so we've been giving him baths but his usual peeling behavior is to drag himself and that is not what he has been doing. Does anyone have any ideas what's wrong with him?

Update he has pooped 4-6 times in the past 3 ish days, twice today already.
[Click image to enlarge]
User avatar
MollyMoo98
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun May 20, 2018 7:49 am
Location: Canada, Ontario
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Bearde acting weird? please help

Postby christiepops22 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:05 am

Hi! Don’t know if this is still a problem for you or not but it sounds like it’s breeding season for your beardie! Would definitely explain the bobbing etc as he’s been territorial and grumpy, it’s nothing to worry about. I had the same problem and was told captive beardies can go “into season” any time of year, I think it could be a possible reason, but it should pass soon. Hope your beardie is doing ok!
christiepops22
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:18 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Behavior

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users