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As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:35 pm
by Shaun78
So as fate would have it I got a call from the reptile store that they got a rescue in and I should come and see him. I did. They told me he’s a bit of a project as he’s very defensive right now. Does not like to be handled a lot and is antsy around people. They were not sure if he was neglected or just never handled but we’re going to go at his pace. So without further todo I give you Volcano.
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Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:15 pm
by KarrieRee
Welcome Volcano --- I hope he doesnt erupt on you :lol:
Did you get back ground on him? How old is he? Hes gonna take time and patience - learning to trust
Karrie

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:32 pm
by AHBD
Big healthy looking guy ! You can start picking him up in a couple days or a week, no need to wait. Just scoop him up + hold him to your chest gently but firmly. At first just sit with him but after a week or so walk slowly to other rooms , always holding him firmly to your chest. After a while let him sit on your lap in a small room . After that you can just go from there.

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:10 pm
by Shaun78
KarrieRee wrote:Welcome Volcano --- I hope he doesnt erupt on you :lol:
Did you get back ground on him? How old is he? Hes gonna take time and patience - learning to trust
Karrie

Yes no eruptions lol.
They didn’t have a lot of background on him. The original owner passed away and animal control took him out of the house and brought him to the reptile shop. They had a vet do a full check on him and he’s completely healthy. Not sure about his age but the vet guessed around 14-15 months old. I still plan on having my vet do a checkup on him in a few weeks.

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:25 pm
by KarrieRee
Sad how long had he been in the house before he was taken out? Poor dude probably didn't know what was going on-- well he will be in good hands now-- lots of love and attention and care does wonders for an animal/ reptile :)
Karrie

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:10 am
by WinFam01
Welcome Volcano! Good to be known at your local reptile shop it seems.
He has that nice bright orange on his head!

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:56 pm
by saraho
He's a handsome fellow! I'm glad he has found a home with a new owner. I'm new to beardies but I'm a life-long cat lover and it always breaks my heart to see one in a shelter because the elderly owner passed away. I hope to see more updates on Volcano!

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:10 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

Volcano looks really great, congratulations! I am sure you will really enjoy having her,
too. :D

Tracie

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:59 am
by Shaun78
Thanks guys. Even if he never gets comfortable with me handling him if I can just make his life better than what it was I'll be okay with that. He has been letting me pet him but I got a little greedy this morning and tried just picking him up and putting him in front of his salad but he wasn't a fan of that and this was the result lol
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Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:05 am
by Millar1996
Give him time and he warm.up to u I'm handling 3 baby beardies my self and one of them dosnt like to be handled much just take ur time and give him the best care u can and he love u for that

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:00 pm
by Shaun78
Progressing. He was tail whipping like mad when I picked him up but he climbed up to my shoulder and then chilled. [Click image to enlarge]
. Bad pic but it was a tough angle lol. I’m so glad people passed on this little guy. I feel like we were meant to be together. More updates to follow.

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:05 pm
by Cazz
He's good looking. He'll give you guff when hi try to handle. Be deliberate. He'll come around.

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:03 am
by Shaun78
We hit a new milestone last night. Picked him up and no kicking or tail whipping. Sat on my shoulder all night watching TV. And the big surprise was my Mom dropped by to borrow my video camera and he actually climbed from my shoulder over onto my Mom when she went to pet him and chilled there. I hope this means he is getting comfortable with humans.

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:18 am
by KarrieRee
Sounds like hes settling it and that is good ---
Karrie

Re: As Fate Would Have it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 am
by AHBD
Sounds like he's settling down nicely, glad to hear it !