Here There Be Dragons

So, Shannon & I may have gotten some new pets in the last week – two yellow phase central bearded dragons! We’ve been talking about getting reptiles for a long time, and just haven’t quite gotten there. But then these two lovely ladies, their enclosure & everything that we needed for a full reptile set-up came up on the Clermont Buy/Swap/Sell page, and we went for a look. I have to admit that I fell in love with the girls as soon as we saw them.  They are extremely well socialized – you can pick them up, hold them, pat them, and let them crawl around on your shirt.

Looking after reptiles can be a pretty big learning curve. They can be very particular about their food, and you need to pay close attention to the temperature in their enclosure. Shannon & I were driving home on every one of our breaks from work this week to check on the temperature in their tank until we managed to hook up a thermostat to regulate the temperature automatically. We’ve also had to keep an eye on their water intake – apparently dragons can be pretty silly animals, and will sometimes be too lazy to actually drink, even if they become dehydrated.

Here’s a few snaps of our girls (who still need names by the way, just in case anyone has some suggestions):

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