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acidburn01

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So Nova has always been pretty chill. Nothing ever really bothers her but for the last day or two, she'll pace and surf insistently to get out. So we let her out. (Her lights are on a stand, the basking light hanging on an arm that we swing to the side to open the top of her tank) she gets out and just runs all over the bed like her tail is on fire. She wants to go here, then here, then the floor, no not the floor, I want back on the bed. On my boyfriend, on me, over where the light is shining on the bed from the stand. And then acts like she wants to go back in. So we put her back in, and repeat the process of the scratching and pacing. And her beard has been pretty black and streaked up the whole time and we can't figure out why. Any ideas.?

Nothing has changed, we haven't changed things in her tank or changed anything in the bedroom. She eats a small handful of roaches (on a *good day*, 30. An okay day, 15. Iffy day, like 6) and eats half, sometimes most of her salad. But even just basking, she'll be black and we don't know why. We thought it was Toothless running back and forth, banging on the glass and acting like a jackal so we cover their tanks when the other is out.
 

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Are you 100% positive nova is a girl? That sounds more like a males behavior.
 

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Are you 100% positive nova is a girl? That sounds more like a males behavior.
That's common behavior when a female is looking for a place to lay eggs.
It's kinda just common for "hormonal"; male or female lol.

Acid, check to see if you can feel any eggs. Sometimes they do that when they are gravid, sometimes they do that when they are hormonal and looking for a suitable place in preparation for becoming gravid.

-Brandon
 

acidburn01

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That's common behavior when a female is looking for a place to lay eggs.
It's kinda just common for "hormonal"; male or female lol.

Acid, check to see if you can feel any eggs. Sometimes they do that when they are gravid, sometimes they do that when they are hormonal and looking for a suitable place in preparation for becoming gravid.

-Brandon
She's only six months, can she be gravid this early.?

If so, what do we do.? I know she's lacking calcium (her breeder apparently didn't give her any and the only calcium we can get her to consume is on her salad and she only eats maybe half of it) and I don't want it to affect her, I guess, or cause the eggs to get impacted.
 

acidburn01

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That's common behavior when a female is looking for a place to lay eggs.
It's kinda just common for "hormonal"; male or female lol.

Acid, check to see if you can feel any eggs. Sometimes they do that when they are gravid, sometimes they do that when they are hormonal and looking for a suitable place in preparation for becoming gravid.

-Brandon
I checked her belly, and it's still real soft and no visible eggs and stuff and she isn't gaining a whole bunch of weight nor does she look bigger in her belly or down by her back legs or anything. She's chunky, but she's always been a bit of a chonk since we got her.
 

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6 months is when the hormones can start kicking in, especially for a dragon nearing adult size. So most likely not gravid, but most likely puberty :ROFLMAO:

-Brandon
 

acidburn01

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6 months is when the hormones can start kicking in, especially for a dragon nearing adult size. So most likely not gravid, but most likely puberty :ROFLMAO:

-Brandon
Yeah, she's about 18 inches and 475g, so she's adult size. So you think puberty.? What can we do.? She's going to end up hurting herself climbing back and forth and jumping off her stuff to scratch and run around..should we take all her stuff but her basking hide.?
 

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You can use liquid calcium mix a little in water and fruit juice (none citrus) and give it to her with an eye dropper. I have discovered some is basicly tasteless but some taste horride so taste test it before you give it to her.
 

acidburn01

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You can use liquid calcium mix a little in water and fruit juice (none citrus) and give it to her with an eye dropper. I have discovered some is basicly tasteless but some taste horride so taste test it before you give it to her.
What do you think is causing this behavior.? It's like something in her tank is scaring her but we took everything out except where she basks, and her water bowl.
 

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It's most likely like Claudiusx said and her hormones are changing. All of them I've raised from babies acted like that for a period of time. She should grow out of it.
 

acidburn01

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It's most likely like Claudiusx said and her hormones are changing. All of them I've raised from babies acted like that for a period of time. She should grow out of it.
Jeez, how long does it last. She's been scratching to get out for ten minutes now and I don't know what to do for her.
 

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Best i remeber it took mine a couple months to chill out.
 

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Best i remeber it took mine a couple months to chill out.
we've only had two "it's almost spring" seasons so far, but i think that's about how long it takes sir henry to chill out when he's coming out of his lazy ass winter mode. absolutely enough to drive you bat s**t f*****g crazy!
 

acidburn01

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we've only had two "it's almost spring" seasons so far, but i think that's about how long it takes sir henry to chill out when he's coming out of his lazy ass winter mode. absolutely enough to drive you bat s**t f*****g crazy!
It's driving us crazy. We live in georgia so it does get a bit cold here but it's been a mild winter, save for that cold front a few weeks ago. It hasn't really gotten below maybe 40. But they haven't been more lethargic so far, but they have slowed down on eating.

Whatever is going on with Nova has her attention to the point to where she's barely eaten the last two days.
 

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