||Three months old|
||Winslow, Arizona, USA|
is my baby Bearded Dragon. She has the biggest personality, and loves
to go on walks (On my shoulder of course). She goes crazy for her salad every
morning. My favorite thing though, is that she will tunnel into my shirt, or
blanket when I am watching tv and will take a nap with me. She is very
special to my heart, and every day I grow more and more attached to her.
What's funny is that she recognizes me, if a stranger walks up to her she
will be cautious and not walk towards them. When it is me going up to her
cage she immediately comes up and starts scratching at the front of the cage.
As long as I am with her, she loves attention from people of all ages!
Children are actually her favorite, because any time they meet her they are
very gentle with her and very careful. She eats salad, which is made from
high calcium leaves such as collards, and she loves having chopped up carrots
as treats! Her other favorite treats are superworms, though they are very
high in fat and only fed on occasion.
Until she is an adult, 75% of her diet is crickets and roaches, which are
dusted with a calcium powder. Because her diet in the wild would consist of
high calcium cacti and bugs, she needs supplements. She also needs her cage
to be very hot, around 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 C)! She has to have a special bulb
called a UVB bulb as well, to help her absorb the calcium from her food to
put in her bones. She loves to lick her environment, so she cannot live on
sand or woodchips and has to have a solid bottom to her tank. If she licks up
any sand or something she cannot digest, she will get very sick. She also
needs a bath at least daily, because it keeps her skin nice and healthy and
allows her to drink if she needs to. I am very happy to have her in my home,
and I plan to keep her for her entire life, which could end up being ten
years or more.
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