Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:24 pm

We brought Breeze home today. Hubby had to quickly install the lights, and we kept Breeze in her "travelling" cage while getting the new home ready.
1. In the travelling cage on the stoep, enjoying some well deserved sunlight.
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2. Adam showing Breeze everything that is going to be inside her new "house".
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3. Her new "house", which she dashed into when I took her out of the travelling house.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:35 pm

And later tonight, after replacing the 100W basking light with a 25W basking, bringing the temperature on the hot side down to 38-40C, Breeze, the lady (with an attitude!) sat basking to her heart's content.
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I thought she was dehydrated because of the skin folds, and she looks like she lost some weight, as I could feel her ribs under the skin, when I picked her up. She had a couple of mealworms (dusted and gut loaded) soon after we came home, and I have been trying to drip water on her nose. She did lick two or three times, but then turned her head away.
I don't know whether these were the right things to do? Your opinions on how she looks?
Late afternoon we tried to give her some crickets, but alas, she wasn't even interested! Those two are still jumping around in her house. She had another two mealworms, but no greens/veg, and definitely no crickets.
At the petshop they were four ladies in an enclosure, and were fed crickets, veg and pellets.
She seems to have already grown fond of Adam, because she'll come to the window if he sits down in front of her, but if I come closer, she goes to her branch or rock to bask! :smt022
She is definitely a cutie.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby reptile » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:11 am

Congrats, Adam looks like he loves the new member of the family! Just let her settle a bit longer, then she will become more "normal".
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:46 am

Thanks Reptile! Yes, it was love at first sight :smt007
He called me over last night, she had run to the one side of her house, lifting her front paw against the glass, and pressing her nose against it as well. So we opened up, and she climbed out on to the table! She ran-walked infront of it (slipping), to the other "glass door", and did the same! so we opened that one too, and in she went :D
She did it a second time, but this time climbed over our hands on the table and gave us a look, before going back into her house.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby imperial exotix » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:22 am

Very cute dragon you have there! ;)

Keep an eye on her with all those fake plants in her enclosure. Bearded dragons are very curious and will take a bite or two of those plastic plants and that can cause digestive problems, you might want to reduce the amount of plants or keep a very keen eye on what she eats.

Other than that she seems to be very happy, hope you guys enjoy her :D

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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:17 am

Thanks Aadil, we are keeping an eye. She has licked it a couple times, but not nibbled yet. She has also licked the stumps, the rocks, and sniffed her food bowl, but didn't eat anything we could see, except she caught the two crickets now that we gave her yesterday. Was thinking of replacing the plastic plants with potted herbs/veg that are staples, but not sure yet, apparently it can push up the humidity in the enclosure.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:51 am

Very cute beardie, I'm sure she is going to be very happy with you.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:11 pm

Thank you! And thanks again for all your advice and help from the start.
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Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:38 pm

Only a pleasure :)
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:21 pm

She has been with us now for a week, was stressed, and I was quilty for part of it, by changing her house! I'm struggling a bit to get her to eat veg, but she likes her superworms and mealworms. Looks as if she doesn't know veg at all!?
Took this photo this afternoon, and it looks as if she has more yellows and oranges in her face and beard. As you guys have probably gathered, we love her to bits! :smt007
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:33 pm

I'm glad she's doing well. Most lizards are like people when it comes to food, they have very clear likes and dislikes.
What I sometimes did to get extra veg into mine, was to just stuff a piece in its mouth while it was 'chewing' a cricket or something.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:46 pm

Ag I'll work on it. I tried giving her a piece of veg inbetween dropping worms on her rock, but she spit it out. Yesterday she grabbed a superworm who clung to a small, small piece of veg, she gave him one bite and spit him and the veg out! Then she turned her back on me and got back into her home!
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:03 pm

Well then she definitely is a female, no doubt about it ;)
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby Inyanga » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:54 am

Shes a cutie! I have five, some are more vegetarian than others, but what can help is to make a 'wriggly salad', that is, finely chopped mulberry leaves, grated carrot/butternut, chopped lucerne etc. with added mealworms.
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Re: Breeze, our lady B. Dragon

Postby elizevdmerwe » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:52 pm

predator678 wrote:Well then she definitely is a female, no doubt about it ;)

Hey! In this house, us females like our veggies, but yes, we are stubborn :oops: Only way to be able to handle three "men". :D
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