Let me introduce you to Willie and Mario, our pet Bearded Dragons! They are about 2 ½ years old and ‘supposedly’ came from the same family. I say supposedly because they have different colors and patterns and are so different in temperament. They were about 1 ½ inches long when we adopted them and are now about 20 inches long.
Bearded Dragons are originally from
and live in the arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and dry open woodlands of Australia . We’ve built a similar aquarium environment with sand, rocks and a water dish. I also made a long picture of the Australian desert and wrapped it around their aquariums so they would have something resembling "home" to look at! Peter (my significant other who introduced me to lizards) is designing and building new homes for them. I’ll post a picture when they are finished! Australia
|Mario in his desert aquarium|
|Willie and his black beard|
Willie is usually a relaxed, ‘let come what may’, kind of guy. He is orange and tan and when he wants to show his dominance his beard is black with a purple cast. He puffs it up and certainly tries to look twice his size. If I were a lizard, I’d be intimidated! When one is being dominate the other does a lot of arm waving – kind of like lizard yoga!
|Before sibling rivalry!|
|Morning Wake UP|