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Congrats! Im sure u will enjoy him. Lil garbage disposals
I'm not sure about beardies being garbage disposals... I think mine are boycotting the yellow squash I served them this morning. They seemed to like the zucchini, though.
 

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I'm not sure about beardies being garbage disposals... I think mine are boycotting the yellow squash I served them this morning. They seemed to like the zucchini, though.
Turned down squash?!! Mine loved it. But yeah i guess they can get a lil more picky when they get older and are well fed. Dont feed him for 3 days... guarantee he wont turn it down lol
 

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Indy (male beardie) will feed himself superworms and leafy greens if he's hungry, but he will only eat pieces of squash (regardless of color) if I hand feed it to him (with tongs). If he doesn't like the piece I pick up to feed him, he won't open his mouth. It helps if I show it to him first. He knows what I mean by the "pretty green ones" and the "pretty yellow ones." When he gets tired of all this, he dismisses me with a close of his eye.

Red Lady is more like a garbage disposal and usually eats well when I feed her yellow and green squash. However, the last few times I've included yellow squash, they've mostly or entirely picked around it.
 

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Turned down squash?!! Mine loved it. But yeah i guess they can get a lil more picky when they get older and are well fed. Dont feed him for 3 days... guarantee he wont turn it down lol
If I didn't feed him for three days, he'd probably feed himself the squash! he almost did, once, probably after fasting that long. Usually those multi-day fasts are his decision. If he doesn't like what's on the menu, he doesn't bother eating.
 

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Have u ever allowed them to uhm.. u know( the old neck nibble tail wrap lol
Oh, that's kind of funny story at this point... If they can ever get their signals worked out, maybe. They have separate enclosures, but they get out to shower together.

They even spent some time together lounging on a big wide windowsill in the hotel rooms when we traveled in the winter/spring (pre-COVID). Romantic getaway, nice Florida weather... Indy was interested in Red Lady back then, but she wasn't having any of it.

Red Lady is a little over a year old now, but her breeder said this particular line of dragons tends to mature early. We think she's just reaching that stage... Maybe she's finally realizing she's a girl dragon, and Indy is a boy dragon...

Last week she was doing that slow wave at him in the shower, trying to get his attention. She was also doing her little sexy lady beardie sashay that we'd never seen before, trying to get his attention. Indy didn't even see it... He had his eyes closed, not a worry in the world beyond enjoying his shower and needing to poop!
 

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Oh, that's kind of funny story at this point... If they can ever get their signals worked out, maybe. They have separate enclosures, but they get out to shower together.

They even spent some time together lounging on a big wide windowsill in the hotel rooms when we traveled in the winter/spring (pre-COVID). Romantic getaway, nice Florida weather... Indy was interested in Red Lady back then, but she wasn't having any of it.

Red Lady is a little over a year old now, but her breeder said this particular line of dragons tends to mature early. We think she's just reaching that stage... Maybe she's finally realizing she's a girl dragon, and Indy is a boy dragon...

Last week she was doing that slow wave at him in the shower, trying to get his attention. She was also doing her little sexy lady beardie sashay that we'd never seen before, trying to get his attention. Indy didn't even see it... He had his eyes closed, not a worry in the world beyond enjoying his shower and needing to poop!
Geez.. playing hard to get smh maybe she needs some deodorant or a breath mint
 

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Geez.. playing hard to get smh maybe she needs some deodorant or a breath mint
Maybe he's still holding it against her from a couple months or so ago when she was hanging out in his enclosure with him...and accidentally knocked him off his bridge with her big lady belly... 😆
 

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Aagh. Upper class nose in the air type Beardies?! 🥴
Granted, I didn't taste their squash this morning before I gave it to them, and I hadn't given them any yellow squash in a couple weeks, after I tasted some from the previous package and wasn't impressed, myself. This time when I bought squash, I didn't buy the pre-sliced stuff (like I'd been doing), but I instead got individual whole squash -- one yellow, one green, and both were organic.
 

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So, do these things bite & jump & try to run away?
As a rule, beardies don't bite. Some beardies are more interested in exploring, and a few realize they can jump. As for run... Well, it's more of that reptilian waddle... Their speed can surprise you, not unlike turtles and tortoises. They're more active (and sometimes more skittish) when they're little. Older beardies are usually mellow, not prone to running off.

Our male is usually of a couch potato and likes to hang out on the humans. For reptiles, bearded dragons are downright cuddly. Especially when you're like my household and insist all the non-fully-aquatic pets be the types with legs.
 

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