What does it mean?

Discussion in 'General Lizards' started by hobotramp, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. hobotramp

    hobotramp Embryo

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    What does it mean when a beardie is basking and sits with it's mouth open? Looks kind of like the thumbnail for Cheri S. I know what we have isn't a beardie, but enough similarities that it must be from the same family. Going to the vet tomorrow at 9:30 so hopefully know for sure what it is then. Meantime, is it a sign that he's hungry if he sits with his mouth open (usually looking up at the heat light)?
     
  2. JEFFREH

    JEFFREH Administrator

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  3. Axe

    Axe Embryo

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    It usually means they're too warm. Most reptiles (anoles, beardies and even crocs & gators) will sit there with their mouths open to cool off.

    Sometimes it can hint at a repiratory infection, but if they're only doing it under their basking spot, it's probably just thermoregulation :)
     

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