Skipper's Adventures

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Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:04 pm

Hola! Skipper is my seven year old female beardy. I've decided I want to document her life... or at least the fun(ny) parts. In fact, Skipper seems as though she would be intersted in writing....
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:11 pm

Day 1:

I pooped in the food bowl today. Slave didnt seem happy and I'm not sure why. Slave gave me the stink eye while he cleaned up poop. I gave slave stink eye to get even.


Stink eye worked. Slave felt bad and gave me a raspberry. I refused to eat my veggies until slave gave me another. I finished my veggies and have decided to bask.

I kicked sand into my water bowl. Slave cleaned and refilled it. I kicked more sand into my water bowl. Slave cleaned it again. Humans are silly, he knows I don't drink from it anyway.

Update: Slave is reading in spanish again. I think he is mental. Although I do love hearing Dónde Está Eduardo...
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:42 pm

Sounds like a good day for both slave and dragon =)
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:35 pm

Skipper was looking very happy and colorful after dinner today. After devouring her veggies she got a few waxworms as a reward for not pooping in her food or water bowl.

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But of course, she left me a big present a few minutes later... Right in her food bowl :banghead:
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:55 pm

Skipper intently watching me do my homework:

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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Drache613 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:13 pm

Hello,

Skipper is a cutie pie! She looks very content & healthy also. :D
What type of substrate is that, a towel?


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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:39 pm

Well drache, slave calls my beloved sleeping material "walnut shells." I overheard him say it is getting replaced with tile soon. I'm not sure what "tile" is, but it doesn't sound comfortable. Apparently walnut is "bad for me."
Slave better give me a comfy towel at night!!!
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:42 pm

Slave is right =). Slave should also consider some awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or whatever is cheap at the store) fleece to provide a nice soft bedding that is easy to clean. I've found that goes on top of the tiles well and is a good place for them to burrow into for sleeping.
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:46 pm

What size fleece? Do you just fold it over and lay it down?
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:58 pm

I use fleece squares that were designed as blankets but if you can get cheap fleece at JoAnn or similar you can cut it up into rectangles that will allow for digging/nesting. Depends on her behavior. Based on what I've seen she may just bury her head under one fleece square. Either way it provides a nice soft insulation over the tile which is nice at night. Darwin has a couple of custom blankets from Sarah's Dragon Rescue in Utah which are great. She uses the money to fund her rescue operations and the blankets are pretty cool =). <shamelesscommerce> https://www.etsy.com/shop/PamperedBeardies </shamelesscommerce>
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:17 pm

Thanks!! Sounds like a good idea! I may actually make a fleece sleeping box
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:21 pm

I've thought about making a fleece zip cover for the ceramic tiles. I have no idea how to do that though so he has settled for fleece squares on top and has been content. =)
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:10 pm

I got home from school and noticed a nice present from Skipper. Of course, it's in her food bowl

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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby Skipper7 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:21 pm

Slate has been put in... I assume Skipper's stink eye means she isn't a big fan.

However... she seems to love her new blanky. I guess it works as a compromise.
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Re: La Vida de Señora Skipper

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:42 am

I think she'll learn to like it in the long run. They don't tend to be big fans of change at first.
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