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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:03 pm 
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Just got two beardies a male and female the males behaviour is a bit worring he keeps running around like he is going mad,
also scratching the glass and running at it ,his neck goes dark.Also when he starts the females behaviour changes she also runs round mad,could anyone plz give me some advice as this is the first time ive had beardies and very new to them,


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Hello,
I'm not a dragon expert but I'd say you need to separate the beardies.
In the wild, dragons don't live together in pairs. They're solitary creatures and only come together to mate.
Your male dragon will constantly mate with the female, which will result in the female having a sad and unhappy life.
Dragon's have lots of babies which need HUGE amounts of food. Are you prepared for the cost of hatching and caring for all the babies your female will have?
The male dragon will probably be the more dominant one and the female may struggle to get enough heat and food.
Sorry for a negative post, however I think it's important to know the facts when keeping two dragon's together.
I'm sure an expert will reply soon with more information for you.


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:24 pm 
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Hi, it sounds like they could be a bit stressed with moving into a new home, also it could be the first sign of dominance/mating. Like Diego said they are solitary creatures, they have been known to live together happily but it happens rarely, are you wanting to breed?
I have moved your post to the behaviour section for more input :D

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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:31 pm 
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Thank you both for your replys only just seen the post at month still both together looking at getting another viv this weekend
As now got more problems as the female is not eaten and looking really unwell she just looks life less and I'm really worried about her
Its only been the last 3 days that she has been like that.


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:49 pm 
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I'd guess that your female needs to be separated ASAP. Your male beardie could be domaniating her and stoping her eating/getting enough heat.
If you can separate them both for tonight until you get another viv, that might help. You could put a partion between them until you get your viv, but make sure both of them get enough access to the heat.
Hope this helps and let us know how your female beardie gets on.


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:25 am 
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Hi

This sounds exactly the same as what happened with my guys, when i got them they were together, but i seperated them. Then the female laid eggs. Then a short while after she seemed very lifeless, went downhill extremely fast, i took her to the vet with a poop sample, and they discovered she had coccidia and worm eggs.

Maybe you could get a fecal done on both of them to rule out any sort of parasite

Hope she gets better soon

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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Thank you for the advise but unfortunatly she died through the night so R.I.P sparkle,My male is still fine i rang a couple of
reptile specailists and said it could of been a number of things but so very upsetting for me and my son.Had my dad down as has had beadies for a couple of years and went through things but said i was doing every thing right.Im now keeping a close eye on spike my male beadie.


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:03 pm 
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i am so sorry for your loss

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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:52 pm 
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That's really really sad about your female beardie. Do you have any idea what caused her to die?
I'd suggest getting a fecal float done for your male...just to be on the safe side and rule out any illness.
Only a suggestion. Your vet can do this or you can have one completed on line (search PALS Vet Lab and it'll pop up).


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Hi no we have no idea what she died of,the vet were my dog and hamsters go to do not
deal in beardies but was told there is one near to were i work so going to see about useing that one
and thanks ill take him to c a vet also what is a fecal float test seen a couple of people mention it but do
not have a clue what it is,and also pestersites id seen on one of the other issues that you can detect it do
you know how.
Thank you and sorry for asking so many questions its just im a first time owner to beardies.


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 Post subject: Re: bahaviour
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Ask away with any questions - this is a great forum for advice etc so don't be shy!

A fecal float is a way of detecting if your dragon has any inernal parasites by testing their poop.

Usually you collect a poop sample from your dragon, take it to the vets and they'll test it and treat your dragon accordingly.

It's good to have your beardie's poop checked around every 6 months as parasites can be easily treated. Syd and Diego (my two dragons) have just finished their second treatment for parasites - they can easily pick these up through eating live food.

I send my dragon's poop sample off to PALS vet lab to be tested (www.palsvetlab.co.uk) They sepcialise in reptiles and exotic animals. PALS then email me the results within a couple of days. I then take the results and my dragons to the vets to get treated.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: behaviour
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Thank you for reply, ill get that done,he was off it for a couple off days but think that was too do with the female no longer been there but has come round a bit now,i think its one thing after another mine,as uv light went but managed to get one straight away lookely the man in the shop was able to help me as im still learning lol.And thank you again for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: behaviour
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Sorry to hear about your beardie :( It would be a good idea to get your male checked out just in case it was something serious.

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Bearded Dragon:
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 Post subject: Re: behaviour
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Thank you Kathryn i emailed that pal place ive to send my address so they can send me something,i think its for me to send his poo samples in so sending them it, im a bit of a panicer at the moment with him always checking on him looking round his viv just a bit scared with what happened to the female.


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