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PostSubject: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:50 pm

Ran across the darnedest thing the other day. I had my Roughneck Monitor out for his daily bath in the shower (it's a stand up shower with a shallow basin) and when he stepped into the shower, he started to wag his tail, just like a dog might. I've never seen a monitor do this befor, anyone have any ideas what it might signify, if anything?
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PostSubject: Re: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:43 pm

I don't know much about monitors but leopard geckos often do this right before they get excited, especially with feeding. I've witness it with bearded dragons too although its much more rare.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:46 pm

We have a Leopard Gecko and I've watched his tail twitch when hunting food. Perhaps Argo (my Roughneck Monitor) was simply happy to be in the water again, hard to say.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:18 pm

I haven't seen it or paid attention enough to see it, maybe excitement, I will watch George to see if he does it, he's getting a bath tomorrow Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:04 am

Snakes do it when when breeding. Maybe he was hoping you would join him in the shower.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:14 am

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tail wagging in Monitors?   Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:52 am

zues wrote:
Snakes do it when when breeding. Maybe he was hoping you would join him in the shower.

Oh jeez...

Got a female roughneck I can borrow?
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