Yesterday 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.
Ash is shedding and had a visit with the vet today. Ash let me know she wasn’t happy about her day with a minor beard display.
The vet was checking her out for a parasite flare-up. She’s very healthy otherwise but she did need medication to take care of the tummy trouble.
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 has a fascination with icons on computer monitors. She apparently thinks they’re food and can’t resist tasting them at every opportunity. She is confused and disappointed every time.
I wish she would get this interested in eating her veggies. When it comes to those, she’s not very enthusiastic.
We had a large snowstorm today so I was home. Ash spent most of the day on her perch on my desk, staring out at the storm and watching cleanup crews.
Ash decided to bask with her entire body on a basking log while dangling her hind legs over the edge. This is something most dragons like to do. It’s often referred to as “sexy legs” by dragon owners.
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.
Ash had her first mini photo shoot this evening. I'm an amateur photographer so this is the first of many photography sessions.