Pet Store Dragon

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Pet Store Dragon

Postby McBeck » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:16 pm

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Been wanting a Dragon for awhile. Walked in PetSmart and saw this little thing. Couldn't resist anymore. Already had a 40 breeder set up...lol
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Couple questions:
1. The little guy is 8" long. What would be a decent guess on age?
2. Was very orange almost Terra Cotta. I assume this is still considered a normal coloration, not a "Morph" of some kind? All the others were sand/tan colored.
Pictures in 2 different lights...
The 2 in the cage are probably a truer color. Back also has blue,gray spots that aren't showing well.
Thoughts welcome!
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby Martadragon017 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:24 pm

I'm not an expert on morphs, but if he has clear nails that would mean he's hypomelanistic! I can't tell if he does from the pictures, but he does have pretty light colors so it's possible! Unfortunately I can't be much help on the age, but I hope this helps with at least one of your questions! :)
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:39 pm

McBeck wrote:Couple questions:
1. The little guy is 8" long. What would be a decent guess on age?
2. Was very orange almost Terra Cotta. I assume this is still considered a normal coloration, not a "Morph" of some kind?

1. Best guess: 6-7 weeks
2. "Normal" or wild colorations are generally brownish/grayish. I'd be very surprised if it isn't a combination of several morphs; virtually all BDs sold today are.
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby McBeck » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:53 pm

The nails are very tiny, but they seem to be clear. I really can't see them at all. His coloration is what caught my eye in the 1st place.
Came in for dog food, went home with food, Dragon and a couple of light bulbs on Valentines Day.
Wife was a little surprised lol
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:05 pm

McBeck wrote:Came in for dog food, went home with food, Dragon and a couple of light bulbs on Valentines Day.
Wife was a little surprised lol

I'll bet she was, especially if it was a complete surprise/your first reptile.

"Happy Valentine's Day, Love of my life! It's a.... lizard!" :P

I'd also bet divorce proceedings have been started over less. :roll:
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby AHBD » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:06 pm

The new baby looks very healthy. :) What's his/her name ?
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby McBeck » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:11 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
McBeck wrote:Came in for dog food, went home with food, Dragon and a couple of light bulbs on Valentines Day.
Wife was a little surprised lol

I'll bet she was, especially if it was a complete surprise/your first reptile.

"Happy Valentine's Day, Love of my life! It's a.... lizard!" :P

I'd also bet divorce proceedings have been started over less. :roll:

SHe knew I had been doing my research, but yes, "Surprise!" was pretty much how it went...
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby McBeck » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:16 pm

AHBD wrote:The new baby looks very healthy. :) What's his/her name ?

No name as of yet. Not sure of sex either. Seems to be very healthy, good appetite, no veggies though. 1st Vet appointment next week. Just want to make sure that it has no parasites or anything.
My Grand baby is coming for a visit this weekend. I told her to think of a few names she likes. I can't wait to see what she comes up with!
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby DragonPete » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:35 pm

No matter the genes, he is certainly adorable! 🤗
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby McBeck » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:09 pm

DragonPete wrote:No matter the genes, he is certainly adorable! 🤗
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Exactly! He/she has been a real pleasure so far, I'm sorry I didn't get one years ago.
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Re: Pet Store Dragon

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:05 pm

Martadragon017 wrote:I'm not an expert on morphs, but if he has clear nails that would mean he's hypomelanistic! I can't tell if he does from the pictures, but he does have pretty light colors so it's possible! Unfortunately I can't be much help on the age, but I hope this helps with at least one of your questions! :)

4 of my bearded dragon's nails are clear.
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