We call our son Tile Child, which comes from him loving reptiles. For Christmas 2006 we decided to bless him with two, not one, but two Bearded Dragons. He picked out the two he wanted at a reptile store near here. They were just a few weeks old. Aren’t they cute? At this age we can not tell if they are boy or girl dragons. He named them Bob and Pancake. I don’t know why.
They grew quickly and ate around 15 crickets each, a day. That got costly. Anyhoo, as they got older, we would take them out to play with them. Here is one having a nice view of my son’s room. Notice the other one is in the husband’s hand.
As the year went on, we discovered they really don’t have much of a brain. When one of them got hurt, we had to take him to the vet. It was Bob, and he would close his eyes in denial. Both of them would run around the cage until they just stopped and fall asleep. Most of the time it was while they were trying to climb out of the cage (huge fish tank), so they slept standing up on their hind legs, up against the glass.
Just last month we found out how really stupid they are. Pancake decided he was a boy and Bob was a girl, so they…. you know. At this time, my son knew what was going on, so he turned off his light at 8:00pm and went to bed! He never goes to bed at 8:00pm. He didn’t want to know, he was in denial. LOL
Here comes the really stupid part. The other night, Bob decides to start digging. Well Bob gets stuck in the hole of his rock house. Notice his eyes. If he can’t see he is stuck in a hole, then he is not stuck in a hole.
See the big belly on Bob. We should have known what was going to happen. The next morning this is what we found.
See Bob is a girl!
We didn’t know what to do. Bob buries the eggs in the sand and we go to visit the reptile store. They said we needed to buy some stuff to put the eggs in, but they were probably too dry. The sand dries them out very quickly. Sure enough, they are dry. Take a look a them.
Later I asked Matthew if Bob was ok, now that the eggs are gone. He told me that Bearded Dragons forget they have eggs, once they bury them. Told you, they have very little brains.
Here is one last shot of Bob. He is on Matthew. Notice Matthew’s attitude? He hates to have his picture taken and I forced him to this time. I’m surprised his eyes aren’t closed.
To learn more about Bearded Dragons go here.
Because of the busy weekend, we did not have a Family Night. 😦 So, I’ll have to give a report on a game next week. Hope all of you have a wonderful day. Remember this is a No-E-Day for us, so all comments will be posted on Tuesday. 🙂