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Re: Darwin

Postby felixxx » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:16 am

Hey, I live in Darwin, Northern Territory. :shock:
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:29 pm

felixxx wrote:Hey, I live in Darwin, Northern Territory. :shock:


Cool! I haven't been to the NT yet but Darwin is on my short list of places to visit for sure. I'd love to know more about that area.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:46 am

Poor guy has a face shed going today. He's quite restless and running all over the place doing laps and climbing through cabinets etc. He's also eye bulging and closing the membrane over his eye. I got a good photo of it for reference. Looks demonic but is quite normal.

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Rescued Darwin 2 years ago today! He's doing very well and is a good little dude. I hope to have many more years to do his bidding. =) :blob5:

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Re: Darwin

Postby Betty53218 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33 am

So happy this guy found his way into your heart and home! Looks so healthy and pleased with himself while basking in the window. Here’s to many more years of dragon slavery! :D
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:45 pm

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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Congrats of 2 years with Darwin, he is such a handsome man, poor guy with his face shed, though, mine hate those, too. I'm expecting alot of shedding in the spring when they all gain a bit more weight. Castiel just woke up and lost some grams, so he's eating every day. Only Cierra is still asleep, probably for another month, she always sleeps 6 mo and then still doesn't want to wake up, I have to remove her hide. She pouts but 6 mo is long enough! And I have a new girl. A week after losing Imp, my friend told me she had to re-home her 4-5 mo old dragon Freya, so guess who came home with me. I swore no more, but couldn't resist her.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:50 am

Yeah the face sheds must be hard. I offered scratches with my finger and he bumped his face right up against my finger to accept. He NEVER seeks interaction like that so it must have been worth it =).


I'm glad another dragon in need found her way to you. They are very lucky when they find good homes like yours. I wish they could all get that path. I saw the photos on your thread. She looks like she's in really good shape and should grow to be big & strong.
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:22 am

I'm hoping so, I have to get a scale as mine broke last year. So today I'll get one so I can keep weighing her. She was 14" when I brought her home, which is why I think she's 5 mo old and she's now 14 1/2" in just 2 weeks. Her light isn't hot enough, she's under Cierra's 80W, but she needs 100W, so that's on it's way. She's doing much better than expected. I thought there might be something wrong, but she was just a bit skinny and needed a few pedialyte baths to rev up the electrolytes. She gets a bath every day and now poops in her bath, every day so far. She eats 10-12 medium supers a day plus a big bowl of greens.

I was glad when you found Darwin and I was right, you are perfect for each other. He's got a great personality and you two have such a good connection. :D
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:22 pm

He's still running around the house like a crazy man. Weight is down quite a bit but he's still eating a little and just really active so I'm not worried about it. Just burning off a ton of energy and too distracted for much food =)

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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:10 pm

He's still looking good and the appetite will come back soon. My boys are full of Spring Fever. Every time Cierra gets her living room time, Nathaniel and Castiel go NUTS. Good exercise for them. Then Cierra get her exercise flirting from her tank when the boys are out. Lots of hormones in my living room :laughhard: I love this time of year, they're all awake and start getting their energy back. I'm glad brumation is over for this year.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:53 pm

Poor dude cut his hand somehow. It looks like a fairly deep gash but kind of like a paper cut or severe cracked dry skin across his palm. No blood or anything though which makes me wonder if it's a crack or cut. Either way I put some manuka honey on it and wrapped his hand which he doesn't seem to like much but will tolerate. Since it's on the palm of his hand I don't want him tracking honey all over the house :lol: I'll switch over to neosporin if he really isn't having the whole bandage thing. Hopefully it heals up soon and he'll be back up and running.
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Re: Darwin

Postby Betty53218 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:43 pm

Hope it heals up quickly and completely! My guy is brumating again. He’s never done an actual winter time brumation before. He just came out of it in September. He’s shedding also, so on his weekly soaks we manage to get rid of some of it.
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Poor Darwin, hope it heals quickly for him. Let me know how the honey works. Give him an extra cuddle from me, too.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:02 am

He started biting at the bandage so I took that away. His hand was catching all sorts of dirt from the rug though so I washed it up and I put honey back on when he fell asleep and tilted his arm back a bit. That gave it overnight contact time which I think will be good. I put some betadine in his bath this morning and he was running around no problem like it wasn't bothering him. The wound seems to be closed up but the rest of his hand and pinky are showing signs of shed so maybe it's all related. I'll keep a close eye on it and try the honey again overnight. As of now it doesn't look like it's a huge risk of getting infected. It's just tricky to treat on the bottom of his hand especially given how much he runs around.
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm

I'm hoping that the honey works, too, and glad it's starting to heal. I'm glad you put Betadine in his bath, it's really helpful to help the healing process and stops bacteria. So that will help, too.
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