We spent yesterday taking the reptiles to a local store who specializes in reptiles and had them looked over, weighed (slightly underweight) but otherwise both reptiles got a clean bill of health. We were told the habitat we purchased was not really suitable and with some modifications we were able to make it more pleasant and safe for the animals.
|Firedrake fell in love the moment she held Isaac, so there was no way we were leaving their house without him.|
|The previous owners used a desert sand substrate but after researching several web sites and listening to the reptile specialist we decided to change the habitat to tile and get a few more climbing items for him.|
|The leopard gecko -- Lizzy is much smaller than the one we had in England.|
|She is in a different enclosure but it also was covered in sand. Once she eats the crickets in her enclosure we plan on switching it out with what we used in England, more of a wood chip.|
|He is loving his new hammock and light:)|
|Not to be left out Lizzy got a new rock cave and heating pad too:)|
Since we have never owned a Bearded Dragon before we spent most of yesterday learning about our new pets by reading web sites, watching you tube videos, talking to the owner of the reptile store and improving their habitats---that counts as Science, right;) We also found out that when we travel she will be glad to watch both reptiles for us for a nominal fee. That was so great to hear.