Rescued Beardie Success Story

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Rescued Beardie Success Story

Postby stinkysmommy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:52 pm


When Stink first came to us from Craigslist at 7 months old, he was small and thin enough to be tucked into a sandwich-sized tupperware and had the most putrid-smelling, watery stool imaginable (which he released into my lap during the car ride home.) He had been living off a diet of romaine and one small hornworm a day, in a tank full of dirty sand. His previous owners hadn't been handling him, but when I took him out of the tupperware he was still so incredibly calm and sweet.

Here he was spreading out his tiny body as much as he possibly could, bless his soul
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Now, at 21.5 inches long and 1 year 3 months old, he's the largest, most vibrant beardie I've seen in my area! We moved him into a larger tank with a reptile carpet and began feeding him nutritional foods.

Here he is doing his morning beard stretches (don't mind the shedding mouth.)
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Stink recently contracted parasites from our new rescue despite our best efforts to quarantine, but we're doing our best to hurry along both dragon's recovery.
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Re: Rescued Beardie Success Story

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:58 pm

Aw, it's great to read a nice experience like this. :) He looks great, nice big yellow boy. Hopefully the parasites will be a minor issue and he'll continue to thrive. Great job !
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Re: Rescued Beardie Success Story

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:01 pm

It makes me very happy to hear success stories like this =). Keep up the great work!
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Re: Rescued Beardie Success Story

Postby popsickle18 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:03 pm

Wonderful before and after! Congratulations on a super successful rescue 😊
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