Toothless my beardie is acting weird. He started opening his mouth like this and idk what the fuck it means 😟
It’s a method of thermregulation, it’s totally normal (:
However, I’m not trying to be offensive or rude, but have you ever explored using a substrate in your dragons tank other than a loose substrate (i.e. sand, crushed walnut shells, any sort of wood chips..)? I’m not sure if you’ve ever been told, but loose substrates come with a very high risk of impaction (which oftentimes happens later in life) for your little friend. It’s definitely something worth looking into, since loose substrate may very well affect how long the little cutie will live.
I’ve done the research for you, and here are several forum threads and articles highlighting the dangers of these substrates! X X X X
Suitable substrates include newspaper, paper towel, reptile carpet, loose leaf paper, and tile. Basically anything non ingest-able!