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  1. NightRaysMoon

    How often do sperm plugs occur

    So Kazoku got a recent sperm plug and it got me wondering; how often does a male beardie release sperm or get a sperm plug? Kazoku is only a year and almost a half old. Last one he had was in February-March. He isn’t showing those signs to get that jail bonk (leaving a word out since I do not...
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    Beardie bite force

    I’ve seen them slice cleanly through chicken and various veggies. Of course for reference, I can pry open my Maltese Yorkie mix’s mouth open easily but a 400g lizard is near impossible to do. This is something I think about every morning. How strong is the force behind a beardie’s bite? How...
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    Finding closure on Dio’s sickness

    It’s been over a year since I put Dio to sleep. If you read my previous threads “Sore scabbed lips” and “progress in her recovery” there is a little bit of detail about her there. Basically I got her as a fresh adult from someone on Kijiji, also the name caught my eye since me, my brother, and...
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    Active, wanting cuddles but won’t eat partial brumation?

    Kazoku is still awake and active throughout this winter however the only brumation sign he now has is not eating. I heard that you aren’t supposed to handle the beardie during brumation but Kaz literally throws a fit if we ignore him/don’t take him out of his enclosure for 2-4 days. He isn’t...
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    Single scale shed, plus possible stuck shed on ankles

    There are a bunch of scales with clear-ish-white shed flakes over top of them. These are commonly found on Kazoku’s belly and beard, they only cover a single scale, it’s not a full shed that includes the skin below. What is this shed? Is it a sub body growth that takes less resources, dedicated...
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    Don’t want him to enter brumation (plus transitioning to mainly greens)

    Basically Kazoku is less interested in food, and sleeping on the floor or under his hides/shelters. I don’t want him to brumate but we don’t have enough heat in the downstairs area to trick him that it’s not winter. His clutch hatched on December 24th 2020, so now he’s a year old. However it is...
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    Black beard, high heart rate from alert?

    So Kazoku had a pure black beard and high heart rate this evening. Alberta had an Emergency Alert sound off on our apple devices and our TV minutes prior. I am not 100% sure but is it possible the alert spooked him? (If you are wondering what the alert was for; Alberta has a high hospitalization...
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    Cute present box idea

    I know we have a few more months until it is Christmas but this also works for beardie birthdays, valentines and or Easter gifts as well. I have not done this yet but either way I have a feeling it will work well. If you buy a lot of makeup, you probably have little cardboard boxes (or the...
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    Cut the tile? Flex glue grout? New tank soon

    We are possibly going to move Kazoku to the new recommended standard tank size. Since that will be probably months away, maybe as his birthday/Christmas gift there are other questions. We have slate tiles we have had cut, they fit Dio’s tank but feeding and catching Kazoku in it was a pain. We...
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    Age that a beardie uses third eyelid

    I remember when cleaning Dio’s eyelashes/main eyelid (because of infection) that she had a third eyelid. I have yet to see Kazoku use his third eyelid. At the time of writing this he is 8 months old. When did you guys notice the use of their third eyelid or rather how old was the beardie at the...
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    The hornworms may have ate the bag

    Last night I was missing two hornworms from the PetLand bag and uuuuuuhhhhhhh there’s a hole. I did have the bag open for aeration but it was pinned by an Arcadia bulb we are using for vacation. That hole is exactly the diameter of a hornworm though. I’ve been missing one hornworm for a few days...
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    Seasoning with herbs

    So our basil is drying out. I have this silly idea since I am a high school culinary student; make the basil into a seasoning for Kazoku’s food. This can work with other herbs that bearded dragons eat, probably. I want to know if this is safe to do? I do mean homemade not store bought of course.
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    Babysitting my cousin's beardie

    So this bearded dragon possibly has some German Giant in him. Was said to be female but appears to be a male. His name is Dixie and he's roughly 5 years old. As you probably know I got a new beardie named Kazoku (which is "family" in Japanese), he/she is 3 months old and we've had him/her for...
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    Kazoku is angry

    Kazoku is my new bearded dragon, the last of his clutch available. We got him Sunday, March 7th, 2021 when he was 2 months old. A few days ago (either Friday or Saturday) he bit me, it was while I was taking him out and he jumped onto the lid, before he could bolt I grabbed his tail (I had no...
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    Rest peacefully Dio

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021 we put Dio down due to her unstable and declining health. She was so sweet, cuddly, and all around wanted to be with us. I learned during the 6 months of owning her that people are uncomfortable or even afraid of lizards, which does make me sad because she would...
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    Severe egg issues and a hard choice

    Dio's test results came in and surprisingly she has no parasites. Although whole chunks of mealworm, bell pepper, leafy greens, and carrots can be found in her stool. She is dummy thicc which turns out means eggs. On the better half of this she gained almost 100g over 4-5 weeks! One vet (the...
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    Progress in her recovery

    Dio’s recovery is coming along. She isn’t stable by any means but her strength is slowly returning. Over the weekend between week one and week two Dio had started getting herself comfy with a cute little wiggle. While this seems to be normal for most beardies, she never done it before. She...
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    New possible name

    So since Dio is a girl we aren’t sure about keeping her name. I mean it’s ironic that my dog and beardie are not named after popular pop culture. At the same time; is this a name we want to keep? She was named under the idea she was male and the previous owner really didn’t treat her well...
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    Making treats in a weird way

    This was a project I started a month before taking Dio to the vet. Ingredients I used Crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms/superworms, bloodworms, butternut squash, dandelion greens/leaves, Repashi supplements, blueberry, tomato, squash berry/highbush cranberry (foraged), bok choy, and carrot (I...
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    Found out what those scabs meant

    I posted a wholesome photo of Dio on reddit (r/BeardedDragons) and the next day I got a comment from someone who noticed he had mouth rot (timeline is January 2nd and 3rd). They said the scabbed lips and sleeping during the day are signs of it. Back when I did my original thread here on his lips...
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