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Jabba

Postby AjMac » Tue May 07, 2019 11:46 am

New to the site, so thought I'd introduce myself and my dragon too! I'm AJ and I'm mom to my 'sand pancake' aka Jabba. He was a second hand dragon previously named Scout, that I got when he was about 3 or 4 months old. He's grown into a big boy and has quite the attitude. I named him Jabba (as in Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars) because of his tendency to hunker down on his rock with his arms flopped beside him or under him and all his pooch and beard wrinkle up around his face. :lol:
This particular photo is his 'look how pretty I am!' pose.
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Re: Jabba

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 07, 2019 12:26 pm

Welcome to the forum! Jabba looks like a happy, healthy dragon =). Please let us know if you have any questions about his care and feel free to share stories about his adventures.
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Re: Jabba

Postby AjMac » Tue May 07, 2019 1:04 pm

He seems to be pretty happy now.
When I got him (several months ago now so I estimate him to be a little over a year old possibly) he was small, picky with food and would hiss if you tried to touch him and in a very small sand substrate tank with just one piece of bark and one bowl.
I renamed him Jabba after he started gaining weight and after the thing he does on his favorite thing- his big rock- where he hunkers down and 'flops', and because I noticed he really just likes to be lazy a lot on his rock. I gave him a better substrate (it's basically a washable rug of astro-turf looking stuff), and he kept his piece of bark, and got him better, bigger reptile rock bowls. He stopped hissing at people and likes to skitter across our hardwood floor or will lay in bed with my son and watch him play video games (I really think he likes watching the motion on the tv). He licks EVERYTHING. People, floor, his tank, his rock, anything he can get his nose close to. He's got an attitude still and is very picky about food. He'll walk across my keyboard if I don't pay attention to him while he's sitting on my desk. And he likes to go visit the local pet stores with me when I go to buy food. He hates his harness and leash but likes riding in my car. He'll worm around and climb on me until I put him on the dash because that's his favorite spot in the car. He sits in the middle of my dash on my radar detector with his nose pressed firmly to the windshield glass and watches cars go by. He gets a LOT of double takes from people in cars near us at red lights. :lol:
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Re: Jabba

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 07, 2019 1:24 pm

It sounds like you've given him a much improved life and he's doing well. I'm glad he is curious (the licking everything is curiosity) and gets to go on adventures. I certainly know the look from people when you have them in the car with you =)
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Re: Jabba

Postby AjMac » Tue May 07, 2019 2:02 pm

He gets a special blanket/seat cover in the car to go adventuring. We learned the hard way once, so from now on he rides in front and on the seat on the cover or on the dashboard as if he's a scaly hula girl bobblehead. :lol:
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Re: Jabba

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 07, 2019 2:10 pm

My guys have all done that too =). I have a carrier for Darwin that clips onto a seatbelt which is good to have, but he often gets too squirmy and wants out to look out the window as we drive along.
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Re: Jabba

Postby AjMac » Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 pm

I haven't taken Jabba out in the past couple weeks (we to go to buy superworms and visit the baby dragons at Petsmart) because I've been working so much but I've got a couple days off in a row this coming week so I hope he feels good enough (he's in shed and acting a little weird) for a car ride and I might take him to see my friends at work.
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