Exotic Pets in Dubai: Diesel the Bearded Dragon

Exotic Pets in Dubai: Diesel the Bearded Dragon

When Diesel was 3 months old, he fit into his owner’s palm. 

Now, 8 years later, he is a whopping 40 cm long. 

The journey that Diesel and his family have been on together over the past 8 years has had some highs and some (health) lows and his owner’s TOP Tip is * weigh them daily * 

It takes seconds and you will quickly be alerted to do any sudden drops in weight, which is always a cause for concern.

Happy World Lizard Day 🦎

When Diesel was 3 months old, he fit into his owner’s palm.Now, 8 years later, he is a whopping 40 cm long. The journey that Diesel and his family have been on together over the past 8 years has had some highs and some (health) lows and his owner’s TOP Tip is * weigh them daily * It takes seconds and you will quickly be alerted to do any sudden drops in weight, which is always a cause for concern. 𝗦𝗼, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲?The best description from those that have experience living with them is that Beardies’ personalities are similar to cats.Some days supersocial & up for fun.Others, a big ol’ ‘don’t touch me’ 🤣 Naturally curious animals, they like to keep an eye on things and so it is not recommended that they are hidden away but rather the tank should be located in the middle of things.Diesel moves from one end of his tank to another, to watch what his family are up to.The added benefit of this is that when he wants out, he clearly lets his Humans know – he runs around his tank, glass surfing & bobs his head (with his beard bold & black) – he might want to play, he might want a cuddle or just to chill on the couch with his Humans. 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗹’𝘀 𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗦𝗲𝘁-𝘂𝗽When not chilling on the couch, playing with the family’s rescue Dalmatian Shadow or chasing his owners – Diesel’s Tank is set up just how he likes (& needs) it.He has warm end & a cold end giving him a choice as to where he feels like hanging out.There is rock at the Warm end which is not only a popular spot but has an important purpose, as it aids with his digestion.Every morning they place him there to warm up before Breakfast & then, after, if he has been fed worms. Twice a week, he has a bath, where he usually does a 💩. He enjoys a 15-30 min soak in lukewarm water but is always watched as a dragon can drown very quickly As experienced Beardie Owners, the main message they would like to share is that people should realise dragons can live up to 12 years.All lizards kept as pets require every bit as much commitment as a dog or cat to care for them in the correct way appropriate to their species.Diesel receives gold class care so we wish him & his family a very happy World Lizard Day! 🦎#WorldLizardDay #ExoticPets #2Feet4Paws #FamilyisFamily

Gepostet von 2Feet4Paws Veterinary Clinic am Donnerstag, 13. August 2020

𝗦𝗼, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲?

The best description from those that have experience living with them is that Beardies’ personalities are similar to cats – some days supersocial & up for fun and others, a big ol’ ‘don’t touch me’.

Courtesy: @diesel_the_beardie on Instagram

Naturally curious animals, they like to keep an eye on things and so it is not recommended that they are hidden away but rather the tank should be located in the middle of things. Diesel moves from one end of his tank to another, to watch what his family are up to.

The added benefit of this is that when he wants out, he clearly lets his Humans know – he runs around his tank, glass surfing & bobs his head (with his beard bold & black) – he might want to play, he might want a cuddle or just to chill on the couch with his Humans.

Courtesy: @diesel_the_beardie on Instagram

𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗹’𝘀 𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗦𝗲𝘁-𝘂𝗽

When not chilling on the couch, playing with the family’s rescue Dalmatian Shadow or chasing his owners – Diesel’s Tank is set up just how he likes (& needs) it.

He has a warm end & a cold end giving him a choice as to where he feels like hanging out.

There is rock at the Warm end which is not only a popular spot but has an important purpose, as it aids with his digestion. Every morning they place him there to warm up before Breakfast & then, after, if he has been fed worms.

Twice a week, he has a bath. He enjoys a 15-30 min soak in lukewarm water but is always watched as a dragon can drown very quickly

As experienced Beardie Owners, the main message they would like to share is that people should realise dragons can live up to 12 years. All lizards kept as pets require every bit as much commitment as a dog or cat to care for them in the correct way appropriate to their species.

Feel free to get in touch with our team of exotic experts on  04 552 0213 to know more about caring for your Bearded Dragon.