Update!! So... Noodles is now in a 40 gallon tank, which... For his size right now is plenty of room for him to grumpily wander around
he is... Well he's a brat hahaha... But we love him all the same. The only person in the house he doesn't give the black beard to is my boyfriend. So he does bath time and is working with him on being handled more before I, or my daughter, make any more attempts. We had an incident where one of our cats jumped on top of his tank and went right through the screen.
Funnily enough he just sat up on his rock and she curled around the rock under the light and tried to go to sleep. We moved him into a different room and keep the door closed. We got lucky that time, but I don't trust her... She's a bit of a jerk too
maybe that's why they seem to like each other. That incident aside... We are trying every different green and veggie we can, but he doesn't seem to want to eat much of it at all. He loves the horn worms but we can't give him those very often. A nice pet store owner told us if we give him too many he can develope goute? Idk how to spell that lol. But we also adopted another Beardie. He is a year younger than noodles and 3 times his size. The people were keeping him in a closet! He came with a 120 gallon tank (and the 40 gallon that noodles is now in). He had bite marks all over him because they were mass feeding him crickets and then just shutting the door to the closet and checking on him over a week later.
He has self harm wounds
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and scars. But since we have had him he is doing SO much better!! He is a VERY friendly Beardie and loves to snuggle at night before bed. He stalks me from the corner of his enclosure when I sit on the couch and does a little head dance and scratches at the door until I let him out
we named him Mister Phil Lickie and we are so happy we got him out of that bad situation. We don't take the boys out at the same time because they clearly don't like each other from a distance so we aren't taking any risks! Mister Lickie LOVES greens and yellow squash and anything that wiggles
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