Bearded Dragons/bearded dragon


i have recently got a beaded dragon and since ive had him he hasn't eaten he keeps climbing up cage and sleeps a lot also keeps lifting his tail is this a sign of butation or sign he wants to mate

Hey there, I highly doubt that his behavior has anything to do with mating, you would need to have a female around him. Bearded dragons can be stressed when brought into a new environment and need to to get use to their new surroundings. During this period they may not eat as much. I'm not quite sure what you mean by butation but I would assume you mean brumation which is usually through the cold winter season, or depending on your location whatever that colder time of the year would be. Though I doubt that mating and brumation play any part of a role in his behavior and I can assure you that it is most likely due to being moved. It is always safe and I will highly recommend a visit to your local herp vet to rule any illness out.

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I can answer every question towards the bearded dragon except for questions that deal with sickness and disease. I can answer questions on heating and UV rays, the questions pertaining to food, habitat, bedding, breeding, egg/hatchling care, nature, and attitude are my best. Last, I cannot help you with at home sickness meds, always find a vet within your area. I can answer questions regarding body language and movement. I will try to help you to the best of my ability.


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