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Posted by Pennebaker on April 06, 2003 at 10:40:30:
In Reply to: Re: Bizarre Eyeballing Behavior posted by clee4560 on April 06, 2003 at 01:06:56:
Yup, normal, most lizards do it--but I will say, it never looks quite as crazy as it does on frillies--when I first saw a frilly do it, even being used to other lizards doing it, I just about flipped--it looked like his eyes were going to explode! But, it is a normal cleansing process.
:: Hi all, I'm new in these parts!
:: I just obtained three young (foot-long) Frilleds today, and noticed some bizarre and disturbing behavior. Perhaps it is normal - I think I've seen anoles doing this too. One of the frillies shut its eyes tight and then BUGGED them seemingly right out of the sockets. The eyelids were kept closed during this procedure. It then retracted them slightly, and opened them just enough that I could observe it kind of "rolling" its eyes, as a membrane (do they have a nictating membrane?) slid back and forth across the eyes. It almost seemed like it was "cleaning" it's eyes. The eyes then retracted back into the sockets and were adjusted into place, like nothing had happened. Is anyone else familiar with this? Is it normal?
:i've seen almost every type of lizard i've owend do this. monitor's chameleon's igg's agama's i think its a shed behavior. i would'nt worry. chris p.s just visiting not a reg.