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Old 24-08-2009, 02:11 PM
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Hi everyone

Just joined the forum as a new beardie owner. Any advice from more experienced owners would be greatly recieved.

I think I am doing ok tho.
My bearded dragon is called Bruce Lee and he is now 12wks old. We have had him almost 5wks & he seems very healthy and lively. He eats well, seems to prefer locusts to crickets, and he loves cucumber, sweet potato, lettuce & radish.
I haven't noticed him drinkin from his dish but he gets alot of moisture from his veg & I do spray him occassionally.
He has shed fully twice already so I am taking that as a good sign. Quite funny the 2nd time cos as he shed, his old skin lifted & curled away from his body making him look as tho he had wings like a real dragon!! lol

Something I have noticed tho that I would be interested in getting your opinions on - I handle him daily & alot of the time when i am stroking his head he closes his eyes!! Is this the sweet little sign that he likes it (almost like a cat would purr)? Or is he scared??

Any comments/advice would be great, as would tips on caring for him.

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Dana x
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Old 24-08-2009, 02:18 PM
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he likes it.... its like a head massage for them lol.
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as above, he likes it. Usually they like just behind the ear
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Old 24-08-2009, 08:06 PM
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I'm not entirely sure it's cos he likes it...I think it would be nice to think that, Although I do think they quite like being stroked at times. My girl often closes her eyes when I do this and sometimes it's just the eye nearest my finger...so I think it's more to do with eye protection! I don't think they get scared, they just protect themselves much the same as we do. I tend to do it on her neck more now and that doesn't bother her at all.
Do you have a photo?
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Old 24-08-2009, 08:17 PM
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thank u guys

Also, at what age can I give him mealworms & waxworms etc? I have read mixed opinions on this so steered clear so far.

Here's a pic of Bruce Lee on the day we bought him home


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1 anery charcoal corn snake - Maggot
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Old 24-08-2009, 08:20 PM
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No photo

I can't really comment on the worms as we got our Pogo when she was 18months old...though I would imagine there are some small worms you can feed them?
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Oh...I can see it now
That was weird...hahaha. He's gorgeous!!
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Old 24-08-2009, 08:30 PM
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I know he is

What do we all think about the ones in cans?? I would never use them in favour of fresh live food, but thinkin for emergency rations or ease of use for others feedin him...
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