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 #113941


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 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Hey Guys,
I have now had my beardie about two weeks and she is doing really well and i am so happy with her. However i often seen two different types of belly colour on her and just wondered if it meant anything?
Sometimes she is completely white and sometimes she is grey with white spots showing through.
Does it have something to do with how she is feeling?
Please write back soon,
Jon.


08/04/04  10:54am
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 #113943


Recon jarhead
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 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

i think its normal, my bearded dragons belly does the same thing, when hes light colored his belly is completly white but when he gets dark like if he’s in a bad mood or we move him to another cage, his belly gets gray with spots, i think they all have the spots but you can only see them when they get darker,

hope this helps,
RECON


08/04/04  11:05am
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 #113950


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  Message To: Recon   In reference to Message Id: 113943


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Thanks,
So your basically saying that when they are white bellied they are happy and when they are grey they are stressed?
Also sometimes she puts up her beard when nobody is even around but it stays white! What is she doing? She has finished her shed so she is not trying to losen her skin!
Please write back,
Jon.


08/04/04  11:13am
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 #114045


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 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

kind of, like earlier today i took my beardie Topaz out to soak outside and he darkened up a little and his belly got gray with the spots, so i guess it just depends on their mood. about the beard, topaz does something like that he’ll like push his beard out and in like he’s gonna vomit, he does it when he’s warming up i think its normal, i guess its just how beardies clear their throats,

RECON,


08/04/04  2:06pm
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 #114051


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 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Temps can also play a part in the belly color and in the beard puffing. In the morning when it is cool in Zion’s tank her belly is spotted but in the afternoon when she has been basking for a while she will puff out her beard but not have it change color that she is doing to cool down just a bit. They will pant when they are hot it is just a way of them cooling down, but it doesn’t sound like you have anything to be worried about.
Jen


08/04/04  2:20pm
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 #114072


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  Message To: Jenjoe928   In reference to Message Id: 114051


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

yeah when mine is first gets u in the morning he is all dark with those dark spots the get like that when they are cold and when they warm up they go away


08/04/04  2:35pm
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 #114085


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 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Thanks guys,
I think you are right about the temp thing cause i just gave her a very warm bath (not hot) and she was completely white after it.
Thanks,
Jon.


08/04/04  2:51pm
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 #114187


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 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

hmmmm,i guess my bd is always stressed then because whenever he is basking,his belly has a design and the design color is black,but whenever i think he is stressed,his belly is pure white


08/04/04  8:30pm
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 #114436


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  Message To: Blane   In reference to Message Id: 114187


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

I think the color really depends on the heat in the tank. My beardy’s change color at random. Sometimes dark, sometimes light.


08/05/04  12:22am
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 #114440


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  Message To: Blane   In reference to Message Id: 114187


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Drache (my beardie, not me) is a yellow, but I don’t know the exact type of yellow. I’ve never seen his belly get any color other than creamy white (except for when he’s shedding, it’ll turn grey because it has a layer of dead skin over it). It’s still this color when he’s obviously very stressed (black beard, skittish, etc.) Both the 2 new ones, however, have had their bellies greyish white with black, crisscrossing designs, since I got them. I’ve had each for about a month now... they’re a female ember jemfire, and a male red sandfire. Their bellies haven’t changed, even when they seem perfectly calm. Does this mean anything?


08/05/04  12:25am
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 #114445


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  Message To: Drache   In reference to Message Id: 114440


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Color totally depends on heat of the tank or the temp of the environment that they are currently in. Just like when your beardie wants to soak up more sunlight, it turns darker, because heat is more readily drawn to darker objects. It sometimes has to do with their mood, but if you aren’t changing anything and are taking good care of your beardie, it shouldn’t do anything with the mood that they are in, because they are either always very happy, or atleast fine.
Btw - Blane, just from the type of conditions your beardie is in whenever his/her belly is dark, sounds like it is solely from temp.

sandfiredrake


08/05/04  12:31am
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 #114459


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  Message To: Sandfiredrake   In reference to Message Id: 114445


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Their temps and such are almost identical. My oldest used to be in the same exact terrarium the younger one is in now, when he was growing up... same location and gear, and his belly was the same then. This is kinda confusing.


08/05/04  12:42am
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 #114460


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  Message To: Drache   In reference to Message Id: 114459


 Belly colour! (What does it mean?)

Well, the same as it is now, not the same as the younger one’s.


08/05/04  12:43am
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