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Old 30-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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Both bearded dragons and they are fine together there not fighting and she's not gravid.
Dragons don't have to fight for there to be signs of aggression and/or dominance.

It's a fact that beardies are solitary lizards and one will always be dominant with pairings making the other stressed, not eating, not getting basking spots etc.

They only meet in the wild to breed then part ways.
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I hope people don't force feed me when I'm fine.
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Old 30-01-2013, 02:07 PM
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Most things are covered, but you'll really want to separate them to prevent eggs regardless. The market is flooded with these creatures at the moment so there is no money to be made in breeding. People are literally giving the babies away free this year because no-one wants them. You'll spend way more money raising the babies, than you can selling them on (that's if you can even find a buyer). Constant mating and stress will also lower the females lifespan. With each clutch of eggs shortening it further. In the wild, beardies will not lives together, so they shouldn't in captivity. Even though they can seem to be getting on fine, the male will most likely bully the female either when you're not around or actually subtly in plain sight. Bobbing and waving is a common sign of issues as well as one sitting on the other. Please seperate them for the sake of the animals and to prevent more unwanted baby dragons!
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Old 30-01-2013, 02:14 PM
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This is the first time off having dragons and on advice from vet who says keep them together and she's not gravid only wanted to see what else it could be did not expect they abuse from people who are trying to help when clearly you are more experience then I am
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Old 30-01-2013, 02:19 PM
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Abuse?! Oh deary me. That vet is either an idiot or there was a miscommunication. Any good vet would know not to house a pairing of these species in such a small environment for extended periods of time. They should be together to mate then separated once again.

Regardless of whether she is gravid or not she is clearly affected by the addition of the male to the point of you being able to notice a degree of deterioration, which, considering these animals are very good at hiding illness clearly indicates something is wrong. She may not be gravid now but will be soon... Then what?
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This is the first time off having dragons and on advice from vet who says keep them together and she's not gravid only wanted to see what else it could be did not expect they abuse from people who are trying to help when clearly you are more experience then I am

There isn't any abuse(or at least intended abuse) its really hard to come across on forums, people gathered that your experience is limited not an issue just a learning curve. It does not help we have to battle with pet shop advice daily.

What the vet said is wrong, most animals should not be kept 1-1 male female as in most instances the male is only after one thing. Was it a reptile specific vet, its worrying advice either way. And when you say shes not gravid do you have xrays to back it up as without them its still a possibility.

But seriously most of us keep bearded dragons, a few breed and some even keep them together with limited success, but this is rarely if ever a male and female, you need to separate them whichever way you look at it there is something going on which we cannot see.
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