My beardie is acting odd with his back legs.

Moxxie1122

Member
Beardie name(s)
Moxxie
i have a beardie thats 2-3 months old. I About a few weeks ago he started to do this thing where when he is basking one or two back legs will be straight back and he wont move them until I touch them or pick him up. he sometimes will jump from my hand and keep holding on with his back legs but jumps with the rest or his body. i feed him enough crickets a day. larva. salad and he has proper lighting and basking lights. whats going on?
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
i have a beardie thats 2-3 months old. I About a few weeks ago he started to do this thing where when he is basking one or two back legs will be straight back and he wont move them until I touch them or pick him up. he sometimes will jump from my hand and keep holding on with his back legs but jumps with the rest or his body. i feed him enough crickets a day. larva. salad and he has proper lighting and basking lights. whats going on?
Nothing that is normal behavior for them - mine sleep like that a lot
 

Starglitz1

New member
Beardie name(s)
Falcore
i have a beardie thats 2-3 months old. I About a few weeks ago he started to do this thing where when he is basking one or two back legs will be straight back and he wont move them until I touch them or pick him up. he sometimes will jump from my hand and keep holding on with his back legs but jumps with the rest or his body. i feed him enough crickets a day. larva. salad and he has proper lighting and basking lights. whats going on?
Hello there! No worries that is completely normal! when they are content, and content they will sleep this way or just bask in general this way :) My dragon Falcore is 5 months and he's a goofball! However I discovered the color red is really a color that is very intimidating to him so I avoid going near him at all when wearing red.
 

Attachments

  • Falcore-1.JPG
    Falcore-1.JPG
    263 KB · Views: 47
  • Falcore-2.JPG
    Falcore-2.JPG
    99.1 KB · Views: 42
  • Falcore-3.JPG
    Falcore-3.JPG
    98 KB · Views: 44
  • Falcore-4.JPG
    Falcore-4.JPG
    213.8 KB · Views: 50
  • Falcore-5.JPG
    Falcore-5.JPG
    300.4 KB · Views: 44
  • Falcore-6.JPG
    Falcore-6.JPG
    189.9 KB · Views: 42

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hello there! No worries that is completely normal! when they are content, and content they will sleep this way or just bask in general this way :) My dragon Falcore is 5 months and he's a goofball! However I discovered the color red is really a color that is very intimidating to him so I avoid going near him at all when wearing red.
If your using a purple light please take it out --- any colored bulbs are harmful to the eyes --- it distorts the vision and damages the eyes and can lead to blindness --- dragons need dark and cool to sleep --

What Light Does my Bearded Dragon Need At Night?

Your bearded dragon does not need any light at night. Bearded dragons are diurnal, meaning that they are awake during the day and asleep at night.

Red bulbs and moonlight bulbs are frequently marketed for use with bearded dragons but are not appropriate under any circumstances. According to one of our community experts, contrary to popular belief, dragons can in fact see this light, and it will disturb their sleep. Think about it, bearded dragons have an extra cone in their eyes. At the minimum, this means they have better vision than humans and can see things that we cannot. A good rule to go by is, if you can see it, they definitely can see it.

At night, a ceramic heating element (CHE) is your only option. It will produce heat, but no light. To read more more about heating your bearded dragon terrarium, please refer to our Bearded Dragon Heating Guide.
 

xp29

Gray-bearded Member
Photo Comp Winner
Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
One of mine sleeps and just chills with both her front legs straight back. Odd behavior IS NORMAL behavior for beardies lol
 

xp29

Gray-bearded Member
Photo Comp Winner
Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Sometimes they will even sleep standing straight up lol
 

Moxxie1122

Member
Original Poster
Beardie name(s)
Moxxie
One of mine sleeps and just chills with both her front legs straight back. Odd behavior IS NORMAL behavior for beardies lol
im glad its normal. I've never had a beardie before so I'm being a little of a overworrier. thank you so much!
 

Moxxie1122

Member
Original Poster
Beardie name(s)
Moxxie
Hello there! No worries that is completely normal! when they are content, and content they will sleep this way or just bask in general this way :) My dragon Falcore is 5 months and he's a goofball! However I discovered the color red is really a color that is very intimidating to him so I avoid going near him at all when wearing red.
Hes really trying to make me worry isn't he lol. We got him from PetSmart (we intended to get a ball python but there was no breeders near us. somehow left with a beardie) so I've been extra worried. Tysm!!
 

xp29

Gray-bearded Member
Photo Comp Winner
Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Snakes are ok ....... i guess .........
But beardies are FANTASTIC lol.
Everyone worries when they get their first its normal. As long as you get their setup right they are hardy lil dudes.
 

Members online

Still Needs Help

Latest resources

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

lol i feel like i ask so many questions on this site but i just love it here!
so many questions & not enough days
I'm painting Devlyn's house while she brumates. You can message me to hold me accountable because I procrastinate >_<

Forum statistics

Threads
152,926
Messages
1,227,611
Members
74,822
Latest member
Eddiebeardie
Top Bottom