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Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby Pancake2020 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:58 pm

Hello everyone!

First of all, I have to thank the moderators of this site. I used this website countless times during my research prior to buying my first beardie and continue to refer to it as questions come up. This site is rad!

I wanted to share pictures of my beautiful lil (now juvenile?) bearded dragon, Pancake. I suspect that Pancake is female (straight line along vent), but I'm not sure if it's too early to tell. I just finished up building her new enclosure, and she's loving her new home. We've been best friends since I rescued her from the pet store on December 30th 2019.

I attached a photo of how big she was when I first got her as well as up to date photos of how much she's grown since. I'm guessing she's around four or five months old now?

She gets around 10-15 3/8" gut loaded dubia roaches twice a day dusted with calcium (and a d3 supplement three times a week). I've been feeding her turnip or collard greens once a day and cilantro as a treat (not every day though, I've heard that it's acidic and bad in high quantities).

She gets a bath at minimum three times a week (more often during shed). Pancake is active, has healthy poo, a ravenous appetite, and is really sweet and easy to handle. I have a temperature gradient from 85-110F in her 4x2x2' enclosure with a 3ft reptisun uvb 10.0 t5 high output bulb with a reflector and different levels she can climb to to get closer to the uvb/basking lamps. I'm using drawer liner as a substrate but have a section of vinyl tile she can scratch on.

Any advice/critique here is appreciated!

Thanks,
Anthony and Pancake

P.S. Anyone have any ideas on this particular color morph? I was told she was either lemon citrus or super citrus. Her nails are black and does not have solid black eyes.

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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:39 pm

You tank is nice -- what is the distance for your UVB ? It should be 12-15 inches from basking decor--- no closer since its inside the tank -- you have her on a good diet--- here is a website for nutrition
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby Gormagon » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:26 pm

Hello Pancake, Welcome to our little circle of dragon enthusiasts!!! If you have a problem, discuss it with (Anthony, your owner) "I mean slave" and have him post it on here. We will get you through it little buddy.
The wonderful world of bearded dragons is a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon, guess again. You are now a slave!!!
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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby Claudiusx » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:19 pm

Welcome to the site Anthony! Glad to have you here :)

Pancake sure is a nice looking dragon :)
Did you build her enclosure yourself?

Color really isn't a morph, it's more of a trait. Morphs are more so genetic mutations, such as hypos and trans.

However, it does appear that pancake is a leatherback. Not a super smooth one, but still a leatherback. So her morph would be a leatherback. As far as citrus, etc. Those are really just fancy descriptions for color. You can call her a yellow leatherback, a citrus leatherback, or a lemonysunfire leatherback. My point is, color descriptions are just that, there is no set standard for terms to describe their color, as it's not as cut and dry as a dragon having or not having an actual morph :)

That got a little rambly sorry. Hope that made sense!

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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby DragonPete » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:41 pm

Very pretty baby! Welcome!
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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby Pancake2020 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:06 pm

claudiusx wrote:Welcome to the site Anthony! Glad to have you here :)

Pancake sure is a nice looking dragon :)
Did you build her enclosure yourself?

Color really isn't a morph, it's more of a trait. Morphs are more so genetic mutations, such as hypos and trans.

However, it does appear that pancake is a leatherback. Not a super smooth one, but still a leatherback. So her morph would be a leatherback. As far as citrus, etc. Those are really just fancy descriptions for color. You can call her a yellow leatherback, a citrus leatherback, or a lemonysunfire leatherback. My point is, color descriptions are just that, there is no set standard for terms to describe their color, as it's not as cut and dry as a dragon having or not having an actual morph :)

That got a little rambly sorry. Hope that made sense!

-Brandon


Brandon,

Thanks for clearing that up for me! And yes I built her enclosure using 3/4" melamine.
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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby Pancake2020 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You tank is nice -- what is the distance for your UVB ? It should be 12-15 inches from basking decor--- no closer since its inside the tank -- you have her on a good diet--- here is a website for nutrition
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
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Karrie, my UVB is 16 inches from the ground. I just read that the sunblaster reflector for my fixture is bad in a recent article on this site... At the highest point, Pancake is about 6 inches from the bulb. I have the fixture on a chain though so I can change the height of you think it should be raised.
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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby Pancake2020 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:12 pm

DragonPete wrote:Very pretty baby! Welcome!
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Thank you!
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Re: Say hello to Pancake! First time owner

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:48 am

That's a pretty dragon! :0)
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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