Ever draw cortisol levels on injured reptiles? Some of them are through the roof! Reptiles feel pain and have stress just like humans, but they are better at hiding it.
And no, beardies are very often NOT fine in the long run. My resuce gets flooded with septic dragons every summer. If 15 years of working in a vet hospital have taught me anything, it's do not neglect a bite wound that draws blood. In fact, here in PA if you you do so and Animal Control finds out, you are guilty of abuse by neglect and face fines and confiscation of your collection.
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