Introducing Calcifer, the Adopted BD

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Introducing Calcifer, the Adopted BD

Postby Calciferskeeper » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:30 pm

Hello everyone,

This is Calcifer, my adopted bearded dragon. He is about 3 years old.
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I did research for about a month before I got him. I knew that I wanted to adopt an adult. I found a family in my neighborhood giving him away for free to a good home. My husband and I went to take a look at him, and we brought him home that day.

I wouldn't really call him a "rescue," per se. His conditions weren't ideal, though. He was in a 20-ish gallon tank with loose substrate and a CFL UVB bulb (on top of the mesh lid). They meant well; they just had some false information, such as: they will grow to the size of their enclosure (which is why they wanted to keep the tank smaller); they don't have teeth; mealworms are okay to eat; pooping every two weeks or so is okay. They said that if they were intending to keep him that they would have bought the larger enclosure.

Details on his background are sketchy. He used to be a classroom pet of one of the sons, and he got to take the BD home at the end of the year. This family had him for about a year. Hence the estimate of 3 years old.

He is now in a 75 gallon tank with tile substrate and proper light and heating.

I love him and have no regrets about adopting him.
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Calcifer the bearded dragon: adopted 5/28/18
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Re: Introducing Calcifer, the Adopted BD

Postby Gormagon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:56 pm

A good looking Dragon indeed!!!! May you and Calcifer have many happy adventures together!!!
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!!!
RIP Peaches 10-1-18 Forever in my Heart
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Re: Introducing Calcifer, the Adopted BD

Postby avasgoldfish » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:47 pm

Hello Calcifer! Welcome!
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Re: Introducing Calcifer, the Adopted BD

Postby GarfieldsMom » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:40 pm

Good looking boy! Glad he found an awesome home with you!
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