Why Do Bearded Dragons Wave?

Bearded dragon waving
Bearded dragons wave as a form of communication. However, males and females exhibit this behavior for different reasons. An arm wave combined with a slow bob usually shows submissiveness. It is a way for your beardie to communicate that they are not a threat and wants to be left alone. Female beardies use slow head bobbing and arm waving to show submission when encountering an aggressive male. In their natural habitat, male dragons also arm-wave and head bob as a sign of dominance and mating behavior.

Bearded dragons will frequently wave to acknowledge the presence of their owners, visitors, and other pets. Bearded dragons sometimes wave at their own reflection in the glass because they confuse it for another beardie.
Another reason bearded dragons arm wave is to let their owners know that there is something in their tank that they don't like. Poor lighting, improper temperatures, and high humidity could be some of the things that make your beardie unhappy. It is always important to check that your bearded dragon tank is appropriately set up before trying to interpret your beardie's behavior.
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I have questions about bubbles on our bearded dragons eye.

So he’s gotten bubbles on his eye. We wiped them off and it’s only been twice in the last few weeks. Should we be concerned? No coughing or congestion. He’s very hungry and sleeps well. He’s 8-9 month range. His humidity is 30-40 day time and as high as 50-55 at night to early morning.
Should we be concerned?

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