Movin' Up in the Pack
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Western PA
We're thinking of getting a Bearded Dragon
There is a breeder near here in NY State who breeds them, he's given us a list of stuff we'll need to get started. He reccomends a 55gal tank, with screen lid, and an under tank heater (it gets very cold here at night) and reptile carpet....anyways..
I'm hesitant to get one, and lord this sounds dumb, I'm afraid of Crickets, well bugs in general really, and I've heard that they bite, are mean, and they stink! I was just wondering how to handle the crickets, and to ask if they come dusted, or I need to do that? Aside from a Five Lined Skink we caught in our back yard in NC I've never owned a reptile. My mother made us put him back in the woodpole, where he was promptly eaten by a copper head. So my experience with lizards is limited to chasing the skinks, and only catching the one! My husband has had lizards before, he now has nerve damage so I'll be doing most of the primary care.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
The name of the Breeder is Dragon Whispers in NY
"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath."