Beardie nervous?

catwu20

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Beardie name(s)
Ginger
Hello all,

My 3 year old female beardie seems to get nervous whenever we look at her. Her eyes go huge and she twitches/straightens up. She's completely fine with being handled and moved around, but I suppose she doesn't enjoy it. How can I get her more comfortable with eye contact/our presence?

Also, when we take her out of the tank, she doesn't seem to enjoy herself or explore. She just stays still for a bit then turns around and tries to go back into her tank.

Any advice in getting her to enjoy time outside of the tank and bonding with us?
 

Hazel_AndWarrior_10

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Beardie name(s)
Hazel my female baby beardie and Warrior my male baby rescue
You need to have her gain trust in you. When approaching in the tank, Approach at the side NOT at the top because of their third eye. You also need to watch out Aggression while approaching her. I Suggest that you take her out for maybe like 5 mins and go from there. You can also set her by a window so that way she can enjoy looking outside. there are many more suggestions but i am not listing them all
 

catwu20

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Ginger
You need to have her gain trust in you. When approaching in the tank, Approach at the side NOT at the top because of their third eye. You also need to watch out Aggression while approaching her. I Suggest that you take her out for maybe like 5 mins and go from there. You can also set her by a window so that way she can enjoy looking outside. there are many more suggestions but i am not listing them all
Sounds good. After 5 mins, do I simply place her back in the tank? And I'm guessing I extend this amount of time little by little, until she's comfortable staying for an extended period of time?
 

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