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New member, new beard

Postby Phluff » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 pm

Hey all, I'm Phluff. I recently got a bearded dragon, but haven't really had the chance to get on here. I don't have any good pictures of the little fella, as he is still untamed towards me, and generally runs away and hides in his hidey hole. Of course, I don't know his gender yet due to that.

I do have one question to start with:

My beardie has bright blue scales under his jaw on his neck. Is this a sign of stress? And by bright, I mean brilliant. If I could get a nice picture of it, I'd share.
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Re: New member, new beard

Postby HippieLizards » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum!! :D :blob5:

Just how old/long is your Beardie? You can upload photos using this: https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ To upload photos you go to the upload photos option, select the desired photos, Upload them, then go to the forum posts and select the 'XIMG' option and your photos Should show up.

It is a tad bit uncommon for beardies to be blue, Like bright blue as you're describing. The most likely case is that your Beardie is a Translucent Beardie, and they often have Bright blue stomachs and beards due to the mutation making their scales slightly transparent, and it makes their stomachs a bright blue sometimes. They also do sometimes have Alien black eyes I believe (or maybe not, I might be mixing it up with a different morph).

Here's some photos of translucent beardies and a translucent Beardie next to a Normal one. {Photos Courtesy of google.}
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I hope you have a great time with your new dragon and enjoy your time on the forum, feel free to ask any more questions, We're all happy to help. :D
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Re: New member, new beard

Postby Phluff » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:05 pm

I think he is getting used to me, but I'm not too sure. He finally calmed down long enough for me to pet him for a while, but it took a while for him to let me hold him.

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It also looks like he's either hoarding his food, or he flung it across the tank.
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Re: New member, new beard

Postby HippieLizards » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:42 pm

Oh wow, Actually I hate to break it to you but that isn't a bearded dragon, But what appears to be a mature male Eastern fence lizard. In which the blue beard is perfectly normal with that species. Where'd you get him from?

Also I'd advise to never hold a lizard on its back like that because most lizards lack a diaphragm that helps them to not suffocate while on their back. Otherwise If they're on their backs for too long it could cause their lungs to collapse, and causes great pressure on their spines because it's a very unnatural position for them to be in.
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Re: New member, new beard

Postby Phluff » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 am

I feel kind of dumb for not being able to tell the difference, but I am new to reptiles. I didn't know about the laying on the back, and I will never do that again.
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Re: New member, new beard

Postby Phluff » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:22 am

I'm also in California, so I think, after a bit of researching, it might be a western fence lizard.
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Re: New member, new beard

Postby HippieLizards » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:14 am

Phluff wrote:I feel kind of dumb for not being able to tell the difference, but I am new to reptiles. I didn't know about the laying on the back, and I will never do that again.
Its ok, We all make mistakes with our first reptiles. :)
Phluff wrote:I'm also in California, so I think, after a bit of researching, it might be a western fence lizard.
ah, Yeah it probably is a western fence lizard then.
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