For the past two days, I've noticed some black marks on my Bearded Dragon's belly. They look like this ()()()(), he usually has tiny black flecks on his belly that I was told are his natural coloration, and I believe them because they are very difficult to see. But these are quite prominent and therefore worrisome.
I read that this can mean any number of things, but they are called stress marks. it means that he is either unhappy or unhealthy. His temp and light have remained constant, so I don't see how he could be unhealthy, I give him about 20 crickets a day that are gut loaded and I mist him daily as well. The only new thing about it is, I took out a big wooden root that I bought from Petsmart to put in his cage because crickets were hiding in it. Please help me, I don't want my beardy to be hurt.
Oh yeah, and his markings went away when I held him yesterday. They turned back to their normal flecks.