Thursday, August 02, 2007
"Hi! Don't Hurt Me."
This is Squirt. He is a Rankins Dragon, which is like a Bearded Dragon only much smaller. We also have a Bearded Dragon named Daisy, who is a girl, about five times Squirt's size, and in a cage across the room from him at the time of this video.
What he is doing, and he doesn't do it often so it's hard to get a good picture or video, is arm waving. This is normal social behavior for dragons to exhibit toward other dragons. The book we have says that it either means, "Hi, I'm a Bearded Dragon!" or "Please don't hurt me!"
Learn something new every day. And if you surround yourself with odd new animals all the time, you're likely to learn more than one new thing every day...