Doing an informational presentation to a class about beardies, need tips/advice!

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HippieLizards

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As the title mentions; One of my mom's friends is a school teacher and she has requested that I do a small informative show and tell type thing about beardies, let kids handle and interact with them and etc, and teach about them, their care, and general stuff about Beardies!

I Agreed and I'm both excited and anxious lol 😅
My mom said I should make an informational handout about beardies like common care misconceptions, where they're from, etc.
I have a few ideas on what to do and say, but I figured it would be a good idea to get some suggestions and tips from you guys, for both the handout and some tips for what I should maybe do or say at the presentation.

I'd greatly appreciate any tips, tricks, or suggestions! I've never done something like this before, but I love teaching others about these awesome creatures so hopefully it'll be pretty fun! ^^

Also; Mods would it be okay if I linked to or quoted some bits of the website's care sheet in my handout or presentation?
 

smaugthebeardie3756

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Smaug
I always thought the third eye was really cool 😎. Lighting and basic husbandry is a given. Depending on the age group, they would probably enjoy seeing a feeding if you had a way for the beardie to bask soon enough after.
 

hdochow

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the common misconceptions is a great idea! you could also link them somehow to sections on the correct information for each misconception.
 

seleghari

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I find it fascinating to think about how wrapping them in blankets actually make them colder. You always see pictures of them looking so cute wrapped up in them....and when you think about you realize it's just leaching heat from their bodies. And then you realize how different they are from us. But It's important to remember.
 

HippieLizards

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Daisy, Loki, Rocket, Phoenix, Mulder & Scully. Non beardie pets: Stan (Leo) Cayde (Hognose) Tillery (cat)
I find it fascinating to think about how wrapping them in blankets actually make them colder. You always see pictures of them looking so cute wrapped up in them....and when you think about you realize it's just leaching heat from their bodies. And then you realize how different they are from us. But It's important to remember.
Wait what? I never knew this! Do you have any sources proving that? Thats really interesting!
My beardies still seem to enjoy snuggling into blankets though, but that is a good thing to be aware of :0
 

smaugthebeardie3756

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Smaug
Wait what? I never knew this! Do you have any sources proving that? Thats really interesting!
My beardies still seem to enjoy snuggling into blankets though, but that is a good thing to be aware of :0
Blankets work for humans because being warm blooded, we generate our own heat and regulate our temperature internally. The blanket traps that heat instead of releasing it into the air. Because lizards are cold blooded and require external heat to regulate their own temperature, wrapping them in a blanket or a towel actually insulates them against that external heat and prevents it from getting to them. Now, putting them close to your body and then wrapping a blanket around both of you will work because it will trap the heat you are creating in with your beardie. Same if you put a hot water bottle or something inside the blanket. I think they still like snuggling in because it's more of a burrowing thing than for warmth. Makes them feel safe and secure.
 

hdochow

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Blankets work for humans because being warm blooded, we generate our own heat and regulate our temperature internally. The blanket traps that heat instead of releasing it into the air. Because lizards are cold blooded and require external heat to regulate their own temperature, wrapping them in a blanket or a towel actually insulates them against that external heat and prevents it from getting to them. Now, putting them close to your body and then wrapping a blanket around both of you will work because it will trap the heat you are creating in with your beardie. Same if you put a hot water bottle or something inside the blanket. I think they still like snuggling in because it's more of a burrowing thing than for warmth. Makes them feel safe and secure.
so it is more an issue of the blankets blocking outside heat as opposed to the blankets pulling the heat they do have out of their bodies? that makes more sense
 
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Hi,

The 3rd eye helps for when they are outside to know if there is a Hawk or any other birds of animals that try to threaten them and so they don't have to look up, if you try to pick up your Beardie from the top, they may run away because of that 3rd eye. It is really cool, you might be able to see it, it should look like a little really light and really small brown ish green ish. Hope you have fun with your project!!

-Ki
 
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