Nando my new female beardie has settled into the family really well.
She is very tame and loves to sit on my shoulder and watch tv.
I've got her eating anything I put in front of her but she really loves mealworms and apple.(the apple is fed only as a treat)
When I got her a month ago she was quite skinny and wrinkly and weighed 249g. Now she has filled out a bit, has nice fat pads developing and weighs 312g. At the moment she is going through a total body shed, in fact the only part of her not shedding yet is the last 2 inches of her tail!
She enjoys her baths and doesn't mind when I spray her with 'Repti-shedding aid'.
I still have her on kitchen paper at the moment and it's so cute when she goes to sleep at night as she lifts a flap of paper up and buries her head underneath it.
Lunar gets a bit jealous when Nando is out so I make sure he gets extra fuss and cuddles. He went off his food for a little while when Nando first came home but I think part of it was he was grieving for Solar. They had been around each other since they were 8 weeks old though I put them in seperate tanks at 7 months. They used to see each other all the time. He seems happier in the bigger tank.
He is also shedding big style and is quite grumpy with it as usual. He used to hate baths but I've found a smaller tub to bath him in which he seems more secure in.
My little Grandson who is 3 came last week and asked to see the orange lizard, I told him he was gone and that we had a new baby lizard. He was so cute saying 'Is it like my baby in mummys tummy?' as he is getting a brother or sister in february.
He's become obsessed with babies at the moment.
I've just ordered my emergency winter survival kit. 1Kg of mealworms and a large supply of bug grub.
I will continue to feed them crickets and locust but if we have bad weather and supplies can't be sent out I will have the mealworms to fall back on.
Terri x x x