First Outing of the Season

Ash, sitting in my hand, looking at terrarium building supplies at Bemis FarmsYesterday was the first day we’ve had weather nice enough for Ash to go out with us. We went to a yard sale and then to Bemis Farm Nursery.  Ash loved all the sunshine she was able to soak up. She also seems to really enjoy seeing new things (from the safety of my arm). Bearded Dragons are curious by nature and they seem to enjoy interaction with humans. It’s something to consider when thinking about adding a bearded dragon to your family.

Ash will often climb into my hand and up my arm which seems to indicate that she wants to be on my shoulder. When I take her hint and put her on my shoulder, she will sit there contentedly for hours. Sometimes, she clings tight to my hand when I’m putting her back in her house. Other times she readily climbs onto one of her basking spots. The clinging appears to be her way of telling me she wants to stay with me instead of going back in her house.

I know that her behavior is not about me being warm. Her house is between 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit and I’m not even close to that warm. Clearly, she’s enjoying something about the  interaction.

Eating Better

It’s been a struggle to get Ash to eat veggies like she should. Some days she does OK. Other days she won’t even try to eat any. The only thing she will happily eat are red and green bell peppers. She loves them.

I give her collard or dandelion greens every day. Sometimes she eats them and sometimes she throws them all over her house.

Ash doing a handstand into her bowl of peppers. Back legs on her perch.

Breakfast

We've had a breakthrough here. Ash decided that she likes red bell peppers. She's never willingly eaten her veggies so this is a big deal. I still have to trick her into eating greens. She seems to be less offended by dandelion greens than collard.


Dragon Salad: red bell peppers chopped to bite-sized pieces; dandelion greens; dubia roaches. No dust this morning, she'll get that later today.