Beardie going crazy?

Rokshox71

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Hi All,
My beardie came out of brumation about 3 weeks ago. She no longer seems to want to be in her terraraium (48"W x 18"D x 24"H). I mean she'll sit in there for a lil bit basking and then all of a sudden start glass surfing and trying to get out. At first, i'd grab her and she was happy running around the room, looking for new things and relaxing in some of her favorite dark spots (i'll often let her fall asleep and stay there over night, putting her back in terrarium after she awakes so she can back and eat. She has no problems getting picked up and will often climb on my chest to watch tv with me. Now however, it seems like she is trying to get out of the room, trying to climb and scratching the room door. Any ideas on what is going on, what i can do, should i be worried, or will she calm down eventually?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hi All,
My beardie came out of brumation about 3 weeks ago. She no longer seems to want to be in her terraraium (48"W x 18"D x 24"H). I mean she'll sit in there for a lil bit basking and then all of a sudden start glass surfing and trying to get out. At first, i'd grab her and she was happy running around the room, looking for new things and relaxing in some of her favorite dark spots (i'll often let her fall asleep and stay there over night, putting her back in terrarium after she awakes so she can back and eat. She has no problems getting picked up and will often climb on my chest to watch tv with me. Now however, it seems like she is trying to get out of the room, trying to climb and scratching the room door. Any ideas on what is going on, what i can do, should i be worried, or will she calm down eventually?
How old is she? Any digging?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
She is about a year and a half. She's scratching the door and walls, so i guess some digging?
She may be gravid -- please get a dig box for her
LAYBOX

Plain topsoil that doesn't have any type of chemicals or fertilizers in it, mixed with sand, etc. Be sure it is at least 10-12 inches deep & that the mix is damp enough to where it will hold up to her making a burrow but not sopping wet to have standing water.
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
Hi All,
My beardie came out of brumation about 3 weeks ago. She no longer seems to want to be in her terraraium (48"W x 18"D x 24"H). I mean she'll sit in there for a lil bit basking and then all of a sudden start glass surfing and trying to get out. At first, i'd grab her and she was happy running around the room, looking for new things and relaxing in some of her favorite dark spots (i'll often let her fall asleep and stay there over night, putting her back in terrarium after she awakes so she can back and eat. She has no problems getting picked up and will often climb on my chest to watch tv with me. Now however, it seems like she is trying to get out of the room, trying to climb and scratching the room door. Any ideas on what is going on, what i can do, should i be worried, or will she calm down eventually?
My beardie is doing the exact same thing. He is constantly glass surfing to the point that he’s actually scratched the sliding doors of his new terrarium up… I’m thinking of putting up some cardboard to minimize the damage, but what’s done is already done.

I might actually have to buy some new doors…
 

xp29

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My beardie is doing the exact same thing. He is constantly glass surfing to the point that he’s actually scratched the sliding doors of his new terrarium up… I’m thinking of putting up some cardboard to minimize the damage, but what’s done is already done.

I might actually have to buy some new doors…
Someone ask me about the acrylic doors on Sinatra's habitat when i got it. I said he doesn't really glass surf BAAAHHHH he has DESTROYED those danged doors.
 

NickAVD

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Foxy
Someone ask me about the acrylic doors on Sinatra's habitat when i got it. I said he doesn't really glass surf BAAAHHHH he has DESTROYED those danged doors.
I remember you talking about this when you installed the acrylic window for Sinatra :)
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
Someone ask me about the acrylic doors on Sinatra's habitat when i got it. I said he doesn't really glass surf BAAAHHHH he has DESTROYED those danged doors.
He’s got the acrylic doors as well- he’s destroyed those things in not even a week. To say Im not absolutely surprised would be a lie 🤣
 

Rokshox71

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She may be gravid -- please get a dig box for her
LAYBOX

Plain topsoil that doesn't have any type of chemicals or fertilizers in it, mixed with sand, etc. Be sure it is at least 10-12 inches deep & that the mix is damp enough to where it will hold up to her making a burrow but not sopping wet to have standing water.
Thank you, any suggestion on length and width of the dig box? Also, she doesn't seem to be so much digging as trying to escape elsewhere (out of her enclosure, then out of the room), because i did open the bedroom door and she went out to the new area, explored for a while then found a place to go to rest/sleep.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Thank you, any suggestion on length and width of the dig box? Also, she doesn't seem to be so much digging as trying to escape elsewhere (out of her enclosure, then out of the room), because i did open the bedroom door and she went out to the new area, explored for a while then found a place to go to rest/sleep.
Deep enough for the 10-12 inches -- maybe 24 inches I am guessing -- ahbd can help here
@AHBD
 

AHBD

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Thank you, any suggestion on length and width of the dig box? Also, she doesn't seem to be so much digging as trying to escape elsewhere (out of her enclosure, then out of the room), because i did open the bedroom door and she went out to the new area, explored for a while then found a place to go to rest/sleep.
You can try one like this, my girls used for years. I don't have the exact size but about 22-24" L by 10-11" W by 7-8" Deep. I would leave just enough space for them to get in, had a log next to it so they could climb up but I would sometimes just place them in the opening. You can also look up laybox on youtube.
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Drache613

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Hello,

That does look good there, she should have plenty of
room to dig a burrow. Be sure to give extra calcium if
she does start to lay!

Tracie
 

Rokshox71

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You can try one like this, my girls used for years. I don't have the exact size but about 22-24" L by 10-11" W by 7-8" Deep. I would leave just enough space for them to get in, had a log next to it so they could climb up but I would sometimes just place them in the opening. You can also look up laybox on youtube.
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Thank you both for your help. I'm gonna set that up, but she really looks more to be exploring and wanting to find new places outside of the walls she's confined to. I say this because when i do let her out into a new area (and give her a hide), she explores it for a while then comes back to the office and finds a dark area she's used to to lay down. As i type this, though, maybe she is looking for a place to lay .

Thank you for the youtube suggesion too :)
 

Rokshox71

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I set this up on the cool side of her vivarium and she has yet to go into it on her own and hasn’t dug at all. She still scrambles looking for ways out. I wonder if she may have come out of brumation too early because here in Texas we just hot cold again and are gonna warm up for a bit now too, ha
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