I wish I couldb put a picture of the stickers i just put on the back of my phone buut the camera I would use is also on the back of my phone. it’s a reallyy creepy clown and a bearded dragon
Take a picture in a mirror
im not terribly knowledgeable on how to care for beardies— i do know they tend to be more readily handled than, say, a certain wonder gecko in my life
they do hiss, bite, and before either of those they’ll fluff out their beards. i think their beards also get darker if they’re pissed off. they probably also do things like head bobbing or… pushups? geckos do pushups at least but it involves some sort of head bobbing so i mean. idk. a lot of animals have some pretty obvious signs of being pissed off bc biting is not really their first instinct.
if he goes to hide— probably doesn’t want to be held. if he bobs his head and fans out his beard— probably doesn’t want to be held. if he does pushups or bobs his head— probably doesn’t want to be held. if he lets you hold him then it’s probably okay. he’d not make it easy to hold him if he didn’t feel comfortable with the action, i think, but i’m also far from an expert; i’d ask someone who owns beardies or runs a blog about them!
If he runs away from your hands when you try back off and try later. If it’s younger then it’ll get darker when upset. If it’s an adult it’ll get a dark beard. As long as it’s not puffing up or hissing just keep trying and it’ll get used to you holdin him.