Claud's Crew!

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:27 pm

claudiusx wrote:And if I'm honest with you, I dont see a problem at all with anthropomorphizing. If it doesnt cause harm to the dragon or the person, I see no issue. No harm no foul. It does seem like your favorite word lately though.

I did say we all do it (myself included), and that I think it's natural (albeit sometimes misplaced). I think "harm" in this sense is subjective. The problem is usually misinterpreting what's really going on with pets, or between pet and human. :wink:

For example, an owner leaves a dog home alone, and the dog freaks out, doing damage to furnishings, doors, possibly having an "accident" (peeing or defecating), etc.

It's not uncommon (in fact it's common) for an owner to then complain to their vet, "He only does this out of spite/because he's mad at me. Sometimes it's not a vet that hears the complaint, but a volunteer at the humane society where the owner wants to surrender the dog. (Or their YT audience :roll: )

This is a classic case of separation anxiety. Dogs just don't think that way; they can get mad, but they don't feel spite, or "get back at" their alphas/owners for hurt feelings or wrongs--those are human things. All the dog knows is that its person/alpha left him. He didn't understand, got scared, and out of frustration, acted out.

pictures dont always catch the action or behavior that is exhibited with the so called looks lol.

Likewise, written words don't always convey thoughts & feelings the way they're intended! :)

The more you're around them and your particular dragon, you'll pick up on cues or looks that aren't normal, or are only displayed during certain circumstances.

Yes, I have talked about pets studying their humans for body language, cues, etc. and that we humans need to do the same with pets--regardless of species.
Anyways, you keep throwing that talk around you'll make us all sound like crazies! :p

Haven't you been paying attention? Pet owners are crazies, self included! :headbang:
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby vrenee1018 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:31 pm

Maaaan, I feel like I'm late to the party! LOL It was a great read on your interest in bearded dragons, and I am very thankful that you have. You and along with Cooper and several others have shown and given so much insight and advice on these wonderful creatures. Thank you for that! I've followed a few of your other threads that had Tombo and Moro and then Suki and Mei, so this is a nice catchall of your crew. :) They are simply just beautiful stunning dragons and I've definitely shown them off to my bf and he thinks they're so very cool as well. Look forward to more adventures of the crew! :blob5: :blob8:

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:52 pm

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:38 pm

Got their weights graphed out.

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Interesting to see how Moro really hasn't been growing that much. The past couple weeks shes been acting pretty slow but this week she's picked back up energy wise. So we will see how she does this month for weight gain.
Goes to show you how big the two girls are. Maybe it's something about the Dunner line. Tombo is honestly massive to hold lol. I'm going to have to measure him to get a length.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:40 pm

They all got some watermelon today.

Suki somehow managed to teach herself how to pick it up and eat it, she ate it all quick.
Mei couldn't be bothered to even try.
Moro drank the juice in the puddle it left like it was a miracle from God. I felt bad she was having trouble eating it so I helped her out.
Tombo tried to eat my fingers again. Didn't seem interested in it but I came back 5 minutes later and it was gone lol.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:42 pm

vrenee1018 wrote:Maaaan, I feel like I'm late to the party! LOL It was a great read on your interest in bearded dragons, and I am very thankful that you have. You and along with Cooper and several others have shown and given so much insight and advice on these wonderful creatures. Thank you for that! I've followed a few of your other threads that had Tombo and Moro and then Suki and Mei, so this is a nice catchall of your crew. :) They are simply just beautiful stunning dragons and I've definitely shown them off to my bf and he thinks they're so very cool as well. Look forward to more adventures of the crew! :blob5: :blob8:

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Hey, the more the merrier! Thanks for stopping by and posting! :D
I'm humbled at your words :)

Much more adventures to come to this journal!

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:52 pm

Bath time for everyone today.

This is Moro's first since the scare.

They all hate baths.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:35 am

Suki is a great eater. I had to leave early today so I gave everyone a bowl of worms probably only 20 minutes after lights came on. That way they'd be able to eat when they warm up and want to. So I go to make them all a salad too, Suki already ate all of her worms and was back to basking. I drop in the salad and she darts to it too!

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Shes been eating great but hasn't been pooing as much as I'd like her to. Mei is eating normal and pooing normal. Suki seems to go longer in between but they are much larger poos.

Anyways, got some pics of Moro. I swear this girl has so much attitude.
I ran up and took this picture
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And I swear to you once she realized what I was doing she just turned her back to me. She didnt move from her spot, she didnt run away, she literally just rotated to give me her back.... LOL.
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Yeah that's poo at the bottom of the picture.... it's not a Moro pic without her best friend.... :laughing6:

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby vrenee1018 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:57 pm

That's awesome that they're all eating well! Go Claud's Crew!

claudiusx wrote:Anyways, got some pics of Moro. I swear this girl has so much attitude.
I ran up and took this picture


That is hilarious. I swear those are the same looks my Tampi gives me whenever she looks at me now. Like, "How dare you have other animals than Queen Me. Hmph!" Haha Also, Moro's poo is her best friend. Ahahahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

Crew is looooking good.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:53 pm

vrenee1018 wrote:Haha Also, Moro's poo is her best friend. Ahahahahahaha

Yeah... and I wonder why I get the cold shoulder. I put her on blast for the world to see.. :laughing6: :oops:
But I love her. She's for sure the sweetest of the bunch, despite the attitude. Maybe I only get it because I'm not taking her out like she wants :silent:

Thanks for stopping by Vanessa :)

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:30 pm

Tombo Time!

I was doing a deeper clean on Tombos tank today, so out he went and in I went! LOL

He gets pretty aggresive (hormonal) when I let him out of his tank into the room since he sees all the other girls. So I placed him in a tub... well it was clear and he could see through it...

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It might be a bit hard to tell in that pic... but Tombo's blue bars, turn into black bars when he black beards and gets hormonal lol..
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So, since I've never shown off Tombo's black bars.. I decided I'd let him out of the bin to really wind him up! :laughing6:

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I wish I would have gotten some better pictures. The camera didn't quite pick up just how dark his blue bars got. Was really cool to see!

Anyways, here is Mr. Tough guy sporting his wittle bwack beard! LOL
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:01 pm

Weights this week:

Tombo 273g
Moro 124g
Suki 91g
Mei 90g

Happy to see Moro starting to gain some.
Not too much gain out of Suki, but shes been doing really good with her salads so I'm not concerned at all about that. Allows Mei to catch back up.

And Tombo... well hes still a bottomless pit.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby BlueDragon09 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm

Hey,

Broly used to be a bottomless pit...for squash. Greens he ate them in early summer now not so much it's hit and miss with him. He's actually slowing down! In the four years I had him he's never once brumated. He's slow to eat though once he knows it's there he'll go. He's not quick about it anymore. Time for fecal test if he's planning to go down. I know to check for parasites/worms before brumation and after. I can't imagine parasites/worms going crazy inside a sleeping dragon but hey what do I know, Im not a parasite LOL.

I am glad your crew is still going about food. Im glad everyone is gaining weight.
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:38 am

BlueDragon09 wrote:In the four years I had him he's never once brumated.

Maybe it's all the caffeine... [Ba-dump-bump!] :headbang:
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 am

BlueDragon09 wrote:In the four years I had him he's never once brumated.

Same with Naughtica. I had her for close to 9 years I think it was, and not once did she brumate. To be honest, none of my dragons have ever really brumated. Maybe a slight slowdown in activity, and sleeping a bit more from time to time, but never brumation.

I don't know if it has something to do with Cali weather, or my husbandry practices. But that's just how it's gone.

Hopefully Broly isn't gonna sleep for you lol. But if he does, I hope the fecal comes back ok. Small numbers are ok.

Thank you, I was a bit concerned about Moro but she's eating good now. She actually does what Tombo used to do, glass dance when I go to the feeder closet. Now Tombo pretty much perpetually just sits near his glass waiting to be fed. He has a little ledge where the glass rides, and he puts his arm up on it like he's waiting for dinner service lol!

And I'm hoping I'll get Suki and Mei into their new homes this week. I actually have a day off so I'm planning to steam roll through this enclosure build today!

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