Understanding your dragon's body language

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kingofnobbys

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Social and Thermoregulatory Behavior of the Bearded Dragon, ( Amphibolurus barbatus aka P.barbata )
Bayard H. Brattstrom
Copeia Vol. 1971, No. 3 (Sep. 3, 1971), pp. 484-497 (14 pages)
Published by: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1442446?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents


Brattstrom's diagrams follow : a picture is worth a 1000 words , and everyone understands comics , so Brattstrom's comic like diagrams are very good at describing the dozens of dragon behaviours observed ( in easterns , these behaviours are also common to centrals and rankins , and other pogona species native to Australia )

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a few missed behaviours
ie
antenna tail ( when a dragon is very alert , often seen when a dragon is having a ball exploring )
alternative armwaves with slow headnod between waves ( female to male )

And expressed as charts :
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thermoregulatory chart
 

kingofnobbys

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But wait …. there's more ….

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mating behaviours

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headbobbing socially

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Social behaviours

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aggressive behaviours
 
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