||Eleven months old|
||Houma, Louisiana, USA|
is a Bearded dragon (American Leatherback morph). A sucker for the
camera, and a real attention hog, this dragon is someone I would never give
up for the world. Mika is like a child to me, and with the way she acts,
sometimes I wonder whether or not she realizes this. She loves to cuddle,
swim, eat (and boy can she eat!), ride in the car , and sit outside with me.
Her favorite foods are strawberries, peanut butter, wax worms and crickets,
though everything else she will eat just as readily (even your food if you
don't let her try it!). On days when I bring her to ride in my car, I will
put the window down and let her sit at the edge with her harness strapped on
and she just sits there and watches all of the scenery pass by. She's never
felt the need to run away, and will often seek human attention when she isn't
too busy exploring her surroundings. To top it off, Mika loves the camera.
She readily poses for it, and has even learned when she is allowed to move,
and when she should sit still. Often times she will stop and strike a cute
pose for me, or allow me to put her in one, and until I move her or until she
hears the shutter sound or receives her treat, she will sit pretty still.
Out of all of the reptiles I have had, none of them have been so willing to
do what she does. When she isn't posing for me she is traveling around,
meeting new people and helping me educate others about reptiles and how they
are really not that much different from the average pet. She helps those with
fears of lizards over come them with her docile and friendly nature, and even
helps others to become a little more open-minded to some of their relatives.
To sum it up, Mika is special because she is mine, and no other animal will
be her. No other lizard will beg me for food or lose their mind over all
natural peanut butter treats, accompany me the way she does on walks and car
rides, or even be as patient and silly as she is. She is special because no
other bearded dragon can be Mika, and for that I love her like a daughter.
If you would like to get to know Mika more or see her other pictures on my
deviant art, or find her on her own profile at Petpav.com.Thank you for your time!Jessie
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