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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 am 
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Irwin just got his last shot yesterday for internal parasites (coxxi/pin worms). He has increasingly been
better and shown more and more healthy natural behaviour as the parasites have decreased.

In the last three days or so, he has been basking and eating as normal. His energy has returned which is good---but it has seemingly come back DOUBLEFOLD! He will not quit trying to get out for VERY long
periods---jumping on hind legs, scratching, rubbing 'nose' to try and push through glass. I am home
these days so that is good. I take him out for a bit. He may cool down, so I put him back in his viv
and as soon as he is warmed up he starts this escape behaviour all over again.

He is 9 months old or so, 17 inches in a 3'/2' viv-----I will be getting a 4 ft eventually (point is though he has an interesting viv---he just goes to the glass all the time now). It's getting to the point where I feel guilty that he is enclosed most of the time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:27 pm 
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Are you sure he is male? Very restless behaviour is common in females about to lay eggs.

Just a thought!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:24 pm 
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My beardie Oz is 11 months old and is showing very similar behaviour. It started about a week or so ago and he has long periods through the day where is is scratching to get out of the viv,climbing up the back of the viv and jumping on his hammock which gives him a good position to scratch at the uv light (which he is scratching so much he is knocking it out of position and turning it off on average 3 times a day :shock: ) I wondered if it was his age or the time of year :?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:12 pm 
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I don't know for sure he is a HE actually---although Irwin better not have eggs! She has not been with
another beardy. Well today this behavior seemed to go on alot in the morning and he settled down
in the early afternoon---thanks for the responses!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:46 pm 
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They don't need to have been with a male to produce eggs, they will just be infertile eggs. Please do try and give 'him' somewhere to dig just incase he is a 'she'. They can become egg bound sometimes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:38 am 
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Thanks Kathryn,

Do you, or anyone, know the best substrate to supply for digging for possible eggs?
Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:41 am 
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A cat litter tray with damp sand, I think is most likely the best.

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