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Thursday, March 30, 2017

I now have 3 ADV positive Dragons

It's been a while since my last post,but I have been busy with all my animals and training my Dutch Shepherd to be my next guide dog. Training a guide dog is very time consuming but I enjoy the training and the dog seems to also. Well, back to Smaug. He tested positive also, so now I have 3 positive dragons to care for. All are healthy at this point. Smaug and Tatsu are such good eaters and dive into their greens and eat every leaf. Ryuu is off greens for now,but she is eating super worms and crickets on her own with out me having to open her mouth and put the food in. She is very happy living next to Tatsu and they are constantly interacting with each other through the "window of love",which is the walls of their glass tanks,end to end. They are very entertaining to watch. Smaug is growing like a weed. He is not so little any more. He likes to be petted but is still no to comfortable with me picking him up. I am taking it slow and he is getting better about it. He likes to sit in his hide and watch the worms come out and eat during the day. I keep the worm container next to the end of his tank for convenience and he loves watching them. He is such a good eater and has been healthy so that is good. I hope I can keep him healthy,because he is so young.But all of my Dragons are healthy at this time and I will do all I can to keep them healthy and happy. I love my Dragons,Ryuu, Tatsu and Smaug, to be continued...............

Monday, February 13, 2017

Smaug has arrived

I picked out a beautiful 5 month old Dragon.He will not be a solid Citrus color but will be a patterned Citrus. He is also a leatherback like Tatsu. He is so CUTE!!! His spikes are already yellow and he has circular spots on his back which at this time are tan,but they are surrounded by a yellow outer circle. Also he has an intermittent yellow stripe down his back. He was shipped from Connecticut,but got stuck in Tennessee,because of an ice storm. I was so worried for him. He did arrive a day late but was OK. When I unpacked the shipping box and opened the bag he was in, he looked up at me as if to say, "Hi There". Poor little thing was so cold. I held him close to me while I got his warm bath ready for him. He soaked for about 20 minuets and was warm when I put him in his 60 gal  tank. About an hour or so later,I fed him and he ate well. I did not handle him the first 4 days,but I am picking him up and letting him just sit in my hand in the tank. He does allow me to pet him and seems to enjoy it. I am taking it slow with him so he does not get frightened. He is responding to his name now and does not seem to be bothered by the dogs when they bark. He watches every thing intently. He likes it when I talk to him or when I sing to him. He listens intently ,even though I know he doesn't understand what I am saying.When I look at Ryuu and Tatsu now, they look huge to me as he is so small. He has grown since I got him. I just love him. I can see his personality already blooming. He is going to be quite the clown.   I love my beautiful Dragons! To be continued..........