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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:34 pm

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She let me get photos of the tip of her tail. You can see the small indent that is causing shed issues. Thankfully I was able to get it off with out to much fuss.

She’s currently having out of the cage time, I’m not going to eat you, please stop trying to attack me, we are bonding slowly time. 😂
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby SHBailey » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:55 pm

Shedding could be the reason for the bad mood. Some of them get grumpy when they shed and some don't. We're lucky that it doesn't seem to bother our beardie too much. They probably get used to it when they get older.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:14 pm

SHBailey wrote:Shedding could be the reason for the bad mood. Some of them get grumpy when they shed and some don't. We're lucky that it doesn't seem to bother our beardie too much. They probably get used to it when they get older.



She was grumpy before shedding it just got worse with her peeling. Haha. She was a lot less defensive today. She’s slowly learning I’m not going to eat her.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby SHBailey » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:57 am

It may just take more time and patience to tame her. Someone once said that your hand looks like a 5-headed monster to a little beardie. But they all have their own individual personalities and some are just naturally more feisty than others.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby WinFam01 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:08 pm

I bet that she is going to end up being the sweetest most cuddly thing when she's grown.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:22 pm

WinFam01 wrote:I bet that she is going to end up being the sweetest most cuddly thing when she's grown.


Gosh I sure hope so! Last thing I need is her trying to eat me. Ziva already does that when she’s hungry because her vision isn’t the best. She’s cracked my nail before 😮and this baby SHOULD be bigger than Ziva since she’s getting proper care and diet. (Ziva barley pushes 250 grams on a good day)
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby WinFam01 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:18 am

Or, she could be like my middle DD and be a pistol, even though she 'should' have outgrown it, lol.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:25 am

WinFam01 wrote:Or, she could be like my middle DD and be a pistol, even though she 'should' have outgrown it, lol.



Well considering the last few mornings I can pet her head with out her puffing up or hissing I’m going to take that as a good sign.

Man I had the worst nightmare about her last night. I had a dream the tip of her tail came off, but I wasn’t fully healed under and the bone was exposed, so I was applying SSD while trying to take her into work to get a stitch or two in her tail, and I ended up almost getting squished by a big rig and driving up a hill and crashing. Then I woke up to my alarm.

I think that tops the night before dream where someone found out I took in rescue dragons and slipped another unhealthy baby into Spitfires cage, and then someone else did that, and then another person, the someone else tossed a whole clutch in there, so when I went to open her cage babies just came spilling out and I was panicking because I don’t know how I was gonna house them all and I was removing them by the handfuls trying to find spitfire.


Man, I think I need a vacation for life. These dreams are getting crazy!!!
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby SHBailey » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:47 am

It's a good thing your alarm woke you up when it did. :lol:

Wow. Ziva is small for an adult.

The only time our beardie ever bit me was when I was trying to feed him "worms" made out of Repashy Grub Pie, which he's crazy about. The juice was all over my hand and he got my finger mixed up with the food. All I had was teeth marks on my finger for a little while -- didn't break the skin and didn't even hurt that much, so I came to the conclusion that bearded dragon bites are no big deal. I'm surprised that Ziva could crack a nail, :shock: especially since she's so little.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:07 am

SHBailey wrote:It's a good thing your alarm woke you up when it did. :lol:

Wow. Ziva is small for an adult.

The only time our beardie ever bit me was when I was trying to feed him "worms" made out of Repashy Grub Pie, which he's crazy about. The juice was all over my hand and he got my finger mixed up with the food. All I had was teeth marks on my finger for a little while -- didn't break the skin and didn't even hurt that much, so I came to the conclusion that bearded dragon bites are no big deal. I'm surprised that Ziva could crack a nail, :shock: especially since she's so little.



She doesn’t let go, that’s the thing. She keeps biting and chomping until I can pry my finger out of her mouth.

Yeah she’s really really small, when I take her out people are like you know they get bigger, and I’m like yeah no, not her, and then they try to lecture me on what I must be doing wrong since she’s so small, and I have to be like hold up, she’s a rescue, unknown history, I’m a vet tech, who works with an exotic tech, I’m well aware they get bigger, but she’s done. It gets tiresome sometimes.

She measures head to tail 15 inches and weighs in today at 245.5 grams.

Sad thing is she’s gained a lot of weight since I got her. Almost 100grama
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby WinFam01 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:57 pm

Yes, good sign!

So a while back I had a dream about my husband cleaning the toilet and how excited I got...I think it's the quarantine stuff. 😏
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby SHBailey » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:16 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:47 am

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She really hates bonding time some nights!!! I feel bad, she didn’t get out of the cage time the other day since Ziva decided to some how to and get an open wound on her and I spent the evening caring for her after a 10hr shift at work.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby SHBailey » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:43 pm

She definitely does not look happy. :(

I hope Ziva will be ok.
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Re: Foster Dragon

Postby GeckoGarden » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:38 pm

SHBailey wrote:She definitely does not look happy. :(

I hope Ziva will be ok.



She’s got her own thread with photos. It looks like it’s healing.

My new order of bugs showed up several days early and the baby is very happy.

I forgot the bsl change into fly’s after a while.... opened my container with out checking... holly crap did I get a start. I managed to get them all into the baby’s cage and to my surprise she caught and ate them all. 😮

I’ll remember to check my container from now own. The cause my fear of wasp to act up despite knowing they won’t hurt me.
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