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i have had them around 5 years and have never seen them fight before.... they started biting each others tales and puffing beards out and going to bite each other in the beard...


could anyone explane this and what i should do?

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do u know there sexes?
 

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when i got them at around the age of 1 - 2 the woman said they was boys.. since then i seem to think they are girls, due to there size and tryin to sex them via pics and info online but still am unsure...

i could send u a pic of them both if you could help
 

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surely after 5 yrs they wouldve done this already if it was due to sexes, beardies reach maturity before 5 :?
 

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surely being told they where male you would have kept them apart. :evil:

Even so you should have seperated them now.
 

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i dont personally think its there sexes thats the problem, as they'd have shown some sign of this behavior in the past, not just suddenly now. i'd take them to the vet and have them probed for sex and checked over in case something is wrong with one that u havent picked up on
 

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it could be anything to be honest, our 2 have gone through spurts of fighting, then not fighting, female being boss to male being boss etc etc.
They get jealous of atttention shown to the other one, for instance goldie used to get REALLY ****ING ANGRY if we let drago out of the viv before offering her out, nowadays drago keeps a good eye on goldie when we let her out but has no intention of coming out himself, goldie will keep looking back at drago in the viv and when he starts to bopp she knows its time to go back in, its really a complicated [well prolly not] social thing.

I will add you to our msn now mate, but i am now goin to bed right this minute [been playin wii all evening, just fed the snakes and came up to hit the sack and saw i had a message etc u know the drill] will be in tomoz so prolly see u online.
Be advised our msn is always on even when we arent at the comp so dont think u are being ignored if u get no reply.

Night all.
Dean
 

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who said anything about probing?
 

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Have you added any other herps to your place?

My 2 guys were fine together until around 15 months, then I added 2 female beardies to the room and the guys went crazy and fighting, needless to say they were split.

Sometimes all it takes is a whiff of reptiperfume to drive a beardie craazzyy :)

Gary
 

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Thats true they don't even have to be in visual contact. My male sits on a seperate viv to my 3 females and I've noticed a change in behaviour now that the main man has come out of brumation. They all know they are close its amazing!
 

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Blazey said:
i dont personally think its there sexes thats the problem, as they'd have shown some sign of this behavior in the past, not just suddenly now. i'd take them to the vet and have them probed for sex and checked over in case something is wrong with one that u havent picked up on
he did lol
 

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Even two females can have dominance issues between each other.. BDs are solitary animals, and although they tolerate each other more than males, eventually one will thrive more than the other and they will begin to fight.
 

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I don't think Beardies are solitory animals at all.... In fact some people have even seen there sepearted beardies go into a sulk until they are returned together!

I can't find much information about there natural habitit on the interweb because they are so popular all you get is bleeding care sheets and how there enclosues should be set up. In my view though they are most certainly not anti-social animals.

Put 2 together and they'll arm wave at each other which is there way off communicating. At the end of the day nothing is totally sociable and there is alwasy a possibility of fighting..... humans are certainly like this!
 

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I don't think Beardies are solitory animals at all.... In fact some people have even seen there sepearted beardies go into a sulk until they are returned together!

I can't find much information about there natural habitit on the interweb because they are so popular all you get is bleeding care sheets and how there enclosues should be set up. In my view though they are most certainly not anti-social animals.

Put 2 together and they'll arm wave at each other which is there way off communicating. At the end of the day nothing is totally sociable and there is alwasy a possibility of fighting..... humans are certainly like this!
They communicate to each other yes.. but not in positive ways. Even if they look happy, the most dominant lizard in the enclosure will get the most food, the best basking spot, etc. This will make other BDs living there not grow as much and become very unhealthy, the less dominant dragons will eventually encounter health problems or have fights.
 

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weeminx said:
Blazey said:
i dont personally think its there sexes thats the problem, as they'd have shown some sign of this behavior in the past, not just suddenly now. i'd take them to the vet and have them probed for sex and checked over in case something is wrong with one that u havent picked up on
he did lol
she weeminx. only thing ive ever worried about sexing is a bosc so i didnt know u dont probe them.
 

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welshgaz said:
I don't think Beardies are solitory animals at all.... In fact some people have even seen there sepearted beardies go into a sulk until they are returned together!

I can't find much information about there natural habitit on the interweb because they are so popular all you get is bleeding care sheets and how there enclosues should be set up. In my view though they are most certainly not anti-social animals.

Put 2 together and they'll arm wave at each other which is there way off communicating. At the end of the day nothing is totally sociable and there is alwasy a possibility of fighting..... humans are certainly like this!
my geckos go into sulks and one wont eat when they are seperated, though not all lizards always want to be socialised, as one of our beardies makes clear and puffs up when put anywhere near the other two. i dont believe beardies live in colonies in the wild so naturally live seperate anyway, but u still may find pairs living together as some times reps must want a friend for life.
 

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Lewb said:
welshgaz said:
I don't think Beardies are solitory animals at all.... In fact some people have even seen there sepearted beardies go into a sulk until they are returned together!

I can't find much information about there natural habitit on the interweb because they are so popular all you get is bleeding care sheets and how there enclosues should be set up. In my view though they are most certainly not anti-social animals.

Put 2 together and they'll arm wave at each other which is there way off communicating. At the end of the day nothing is totally sociable and there is alwasy a possibility of fighting..... humans are certainly like this!
They communicate to each other yes.. but not in positive ways. Even if they look happy, the most dominant lizard in the enclosure will get the most food, the best basking spot, etc. This will make other BDs living there not grow as much and become very unhealthy, the less dominant dragons will eventually encounter health problems or have fights.
The most dominant animal of any species is always going to get the best spots and the most food yes but doesn't mean they don't like living together.... communication is not always about dominance
 

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welshgaz said:
Lewb said:
welshgaz said:
I don't think Beardies are solitory animals at all.... In fact some people have even seen there sepearted beardies go into a sulk until they are returned together!

I can't find much information about there natural habitit on the interweb because they are so popular all you get is bleeding care sheets and how there enclosues should be set up. In my view though they are most certainly not anti-social animals.

Put 2 together and they'll arm wave at each other which is there way off communicating. At the end of the day nothing is totally sociable and there is alwasy a possibility of fighting..... humans are certainly like this!
They communicate to each other yes.. but not in positive ways. Even if they look happy, the most dominant lizard in the enclosure will get the most food, the best basking spot, etc. This will make other BDs living there not grow as much and become very unhealthy, the less dominant dragons will eventually encounter health problems or have fights.
The most dominant animal of any species is always going to get the best spots and the most food yes but doesn't mean they don't like living together.... communication is not always about dominance
In bearded dragons it is. There is no benefits known of dragons living together but many problems. When people say that their dragon stopped eating when seperated, this is probably because of the stress of getting moved into a new viv, not because the dragon misses his mates.
 
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