A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: CandyCane passed away :(

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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: BIG photo dump!

Postby MariosDad » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:06 am

Yeah, those tents look super cool! Love the bridge, too.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: BIG photo dump!

Postby opaquelace » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:55 pm

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opaquelace wrote:So it is time to upgrade some things in the beardie enclosures now. The branches are a little too flimsy for them and their hiding logs are a little bit too much of a tight fit now. So I got them some handmade tents from Etsy and I got them each a bamboo bridge that I'll hang from the top of the enclosure. I'll still keep the branches and such for fun jumping spots but they need to be more secured and I can't do that where they currently rest.
The tents:
https://i.etsystatic.com/21602834/r/il/efae39/2237251840/il_794xN.2237251840_kwbo.jpg
The bridges:
https://i.etsystatic.com/17863436/r/il/688d81/1624910743/il_794xN.1624910743_eskm.jpg
Each one is customized for my kids. Green and pink for Marilou, yellow and green for Silas.


I love the tent idea... might need to get one for Figment! Been wanting to change things up for Fig's hab, too, so I'm keeping an eye out for rocks and branches on our family walks, but no joy so far... rocks too big and heavy for a glass tank, everything too narrow in terms of branches. Ah well. Love your updates... I'm living vicariously through your decorating! :lol:


Lol, they need more things in their enclosures. They look a bit sparse atm. And Wilbur seems to have taken to his half log hide but he's too big for it already so tent it is! I think I'm going to turn their half log into some kind of planter for them. Turn it on its side, screw it into the cork, then add some desert plants for them. And they love climbing on the cork background so a bridge and more things to climb will keep them entertained.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: growth spurt!

Postby loljelloclowdz » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:55 pm

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CandyCane discovered her bed today and stayed there a good long while. I also noticed when they were on the floor that they're about 12-14 inches long based on the size of the 12"x12" tiles that are on the floor of the enclosure. They hatched November 3rd iirc, which makes them about 3.5 months old. Isn't 12-14 inches rather large for a 3.5 month old?


Omg my beardie has that same bed, but in pink 😂
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: growth spurt!

Postby opaquelace » Sat May 09, 2020 3:50 pm

loljelloclowdz wrote:
opaquelace wrote:Image
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CandyCane discovered her bed today and stayed there a good long while. I also noticed when they were on the floor that they're about 12-14 inches long based on the size of the 12"x12" tiles that are on the floor of the enclosure. They hatched November 3rd iirc, which makes them about 3.5 months old. Isn't 12-14 inches rather large for a 3.5 month old?


Omg my beardie has that same bed, but in pink 😂

She loves it! Every afternoon she eats her snack and settles down in her bed in the shade lol.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: BIG photo dump!

Postby opaquelace » Tue May 12, 2020 3:45 pm

Lots of pictures coming up! I didn't realize it had been that long since I'd updated. Still haven't gotten their tents in, but their bridges did arrive we just haven't set it up yet. Since I know where they like to hang out now I'm trying to configure (in my head) how everything will go. Waiting on the tents mostly and I plan on getting them a rough flat stone to put their food bowls on so they file their nails like Karrie suggested. Anyway, peep their sizes now! They're so big! And still shedding like crazy. Seems as soon as their body sheds their legs are ready and once their legs shed their body gets ready to shed and the cycle repeats.

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CandyCane. This is her half pig / half dragon picture.
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This is when she noticed my daughter had her feeding tongs.
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She climbed down real fast.
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She's developing more and more of these "freckles." They're neon orange almost. Shes got two on her arm now, a few on her head, and one on her back. Usually about the size of one or two scales. Any idea what they are? Or are they just something that all dragons have but her being patternless you just notice?
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Here's a good picture to kind of show off her colors and scales!
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And now for Wilbur. He's been so calm and letting us hold him a lot.
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The double sexy leg.
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He loves this branch and that's one of his two favorite spots.
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Size reference picture for Wilbur. He takes up a lot more room now!
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 12, 2020 4:01 pm

They are getting so big--- how old are they?
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby opaquelace » Tue May 12, 2020 4:09 pm

KarrieRee wrote:They are getting so big--- how old are they?
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They hatched I believe November 3rd or around there so they made 6 months last week. Their hatch dates were there when they were purchased and I want to say that’s when it was.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 12, 2020 4:12 pm

Wow!! They are bigger than my little Blaze and he will be 11 months this weekend--- but I keep forgetting he was the runt of the hatch so that could be why --- I am going to weigh him and measure him this weekend and see where we are for weight and his length ---
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby opaquelace » Tue May 12, 2020 4:18 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Wow!! They are bigger than my little Blaze and he will be 11 months this weekend--- but I keep forgetting he was the runt of the hatch so that could be why --- I am going to weigh him and measure him this weekend and see where we are for weight and his length ---
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I keep thinking, ok we're about to slow down on growth lol but I look at pictures from last month and they're bigger than they were and they just keep shedding. I think after this next shed they'll probably slow down a bit. Wilbur's front legs are about to shed and CandyCane's legs and tail just shed but she doesn't look like her abdomen will be shedding any time soon but who knows!
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby MariosDad » Wed May 13, 2020 6:38 am

Holy bigness!
CandyCane looks incredible, and Wilbur’s pose on that branch is hilarious! 😂
Mario is going through his first shed and it is crazy looking! I’ll post pics on his page.
How long have they been in “constant” shed? Does it seem to bother them or have they got used to it?
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby opaquelace » Wed May 13, 2020 7:16 am

MariosDad wrote:Holy bigness!
CandyCane looks incredible, and Wilbur’s pose on that branch is hilarious! 😂
Mario is going through his first shed and it is crazy looking! I’ll post pics on his page.
How long have they been in “constant” shed? Does it seem to bother them or have they got used to it?


Since we got them. They came in under shed or having just shed, and have continued to shed. Their shedding has slowed down and by that I mean they get the milky appearance but it takes longer to actually shed than it used to, so they aren't actually shedding as often but they are...in shed? If that makes sense. CandyCane shed her body a few weeks ago, and then her legs went right back into shed. Her front legs have since shed but her back legs are still milky. Wilbur's front legs had shed before he shed his body, but before he shed his body his front legs were milky again and are getting ready to shed again soon.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby DragonPete » Thu May 14, 2020 11:40 am

They are both beautiful! 🤗❤ And growing so well!
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby opaquelace » Thu May 14, 2020 4:21 pm

DragonPete wrote:They are both beautiful! 🤗❤ And growing so well!
-Dee


Thanks! They are some healthy chonks! Wilbur is bigger than CandyCane for the first time too. But he’s been eating like crazy. Her appetite seems to have slowed down (barely) and he just keeps eating. He knows breakfast time too bc he comes down from his hammock or branch and watches me through the glass waiting for me to put his bowl in lol. Sometimes he tries to get my fingers. CandyCane too. My hands get attacked by tongues a lot.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby DragonPete » Thu May 14, 2020 4:35 pm

Lol! Petey got me yesterday. He didn't want to give my finger back! Petey! Let go! 😆
Accidental. He dropped his fruit I was feeding and snapped onto my finger trying to catch it. 😲
Didn't break the skin, surprisingly. 👍
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: They got so big!

Postby opaquelace » Wed May 20, 2020 4:32 pm

DragonPete wrote:Lol! Petey got me yesterday. He didn't want to give my finger back! Petey! Let go! 😆
Accidental. He dropped his fruit I was feeding and snapped onto my finger trying to catch it. 😲
Didn't break the skin, surprisingly. 👍
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CandyCane is good about avoiding fingers. Wilbur just chomps down and keeps going until he gets to his bug or lettuce. We only use tongs with him now lol.

In other news, Wilbur seems to be on a hunger strike? He doesn’t have the appetite he usually has. He will eat a few bugs throughout the day, and almost finished his salad today, but seemed to only want the salad on the cool side of the enclosure? I gave him some fresh greens and he came right to them this evening too. Yesterday was the same, but not as much salad. Any ideas on what’s going on? He’s not lethargic, but I’m wondering if their appetites are starting to slow down as they aren’t pooping as often now either. Every other day it seems.
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