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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:17 am

I set manuka honey on his palm again last night and today the gash is either packed with dirt or has healed shut. Since he has been on relatively clean floors and has just some floor fibers and dust stuck to his (now sticky no matter how much I wash it) hand I think it's healing up. There is a secondary gash on one of his fingers so I'm thinking this is more shed related and the callus on his hand is just a bit tougher to shed off. He's running around again today and doesn't seem to be as defensive when I touch his hand so I take that all as good signs.
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:06 pm

That is good news, glad the honey worked. A few baths should take care of the honey, after his hand has healed. So glad he's feeling better and can run around again.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:32 am

Took a slow motion video of Darwin leaping for a Hornworm this morning. He LOVES his hornworms! https://vimeo.com/261722135
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Re: Darwin

Postby Betty53218 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:45 am

That was awesome! Go Darwin!
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:09 pm

That was AMAZING, he is one good jumper. :D
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Re: Darwin

Postby DMF » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:48 am

That video was cute, good jump Darwin!
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Sun May 20, 2018 8:13 pm

Little guy knows where the yummies are kept...

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Re: Darwin

Postby Betty53218 » Mon May 21, 2018 4:11 am

That is one smart dragon! :)
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:55 am

He sure is, knows his times, too, right "It's food time"! Cierra and Freya know where the bugs are, too, when they see the door open, they zoom & try to get INTO the bug boxes. Nathaniel knows, too, Castiel and Gabriel don't care so much, hey know i'll be hand feeding them :)
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:32 pm

Darwin got to enjoy some time out on the lawn yesterday and was a pretty happy camper. Less energetic in the last few weeks and falls asleep early. He's fine, it's just interesting to see the cycles they go through in terms of energy/activity.

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Re: Darwin

Postby Betty53218 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:46 pm

Glad to see him doing so well. It seems they love their outside time. Smaug just woke up last week from brumation. He's been sleeping since February. He is loving the outdoors too.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm

I'm glad to hear he woke up and is ok. That was a long nap!
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:25 pm

I'm so glad to see that he's good and healthy. Really nice photo :D Castiel went to sleep in May, he usually goes down in Aug, so not sure how long he'll be out. Cierra is starting to not want to move much but still eating, so no brumation for her right now, I make her comfy under her lights, so she gets her UVB. Give her outside time in the am before I got to work, well all of them do. Freya is getting sleepy and so is Nathaniel, so by end Aug I prob will just have Gabriel awake, as he doesn't brumate. They are all so different.
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Re: Darwin

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:23 am

That is interesting, what a mix. There really doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to when and how long they sleep rather just some very general trends.
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Re: Darwin

Postby sweetiepie9 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:37 am

Exactly, When I first had dragons that brumated, Lonzo and Sweetie Pie, they went to sleep in Dec/Jan and woke up in Mar/Apr ready for spring & summer, then they'd get sleepy in Oct/Nov. That was every year. As they got older and passed away, the dragons that came to live with me, Cierra, Nathaniel and Castiel were sleeping in July/August. That really took me by surprise their first summer, I couldn't at first figure out what was going on. Then it dawned on me and I did all the usual things I do before brumation with them. But May seems a bit early, even for this bunch, yet Castiel is still sleeping, week 4 now. He'll be up next Sunday for 1/2 hr bath, drinking water, basking and see if he goes back to sleep. When mine sleep, they're up every 2nd Sunday for bath, bask and see if they want to go back to sleep. If they don't right away, I give them 3 days without food to make sure. Once that time is passed, they're up, like it or not.

Gabriel is my only dragon that has never brumated. I think he slept for 2 weeks one winter, didn't seem to liek it and goes to bed early instead.

Freya has already tried to sleep bit she's just a year old 1/2 old, not much older, she's small, only 17" long and is still eating, so I turned her hide upside down and keep track of her eating. Once she stops, then I'll get ready for brumating. Mine have to be empty to brumate, they're all rescues, so want to make sure they have a healthy brumation.
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