Monday, 23 March 2015

Reptiles and gardening, an odd combination

What do reptiles and gardening have in common? They both like fresh food!
Not one to pass a great opportunity to grow fresh veg, and what better excuse than to feed our new house quest. I use the term guest loosely because Bearded Dragons can live to a ripe old age of 12 with careful care.

So drum roll ... meet Thor (lets hope he is a he and not a she!)

Hello I'm Thor


He settled in well on Sunday and he likes his new home, must seem huge to him a 4 ft cage. I wonder if they have a concept of space? Anyway he eats hoppers, yes live ones and salad. I researched their diet today (and he's not even my pet) but keen to make sure he gets all his nutrients I printed off a two page diet sheet. I was pleased to see it includes a lot of things I can grow in the garden veg patch at Eight-by-Six and we can get to try some new fruits too from the supermarket (treats to Thor). So its quite an exiting time in our household to be entering into the world of reptiles.

dinner time!



8 comments:

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I wouldn't have a clue what to do with him, but he is rather cute isn't he xx

mamasmercantile said...

He does have a cute factor, also a great way to get rid of the veg.

Amanda Hurrell said...

he is cute but he will grow!

Mitzi said...

I have no experience with this particular sort of reptile but over the years have known a few.

This one is different though he is rather cute.

SaraJ said...

What an usual pet. I hope he's lots of fun. x

Bridget said...

My brother has one of these called Harry. He is such a character. Enjoy x

Joanne Wilson said...

He certainly looks like a fun pet to have x

Jo said...

He's so cute. I could handle growing his salad for him, but couldn't face feeding him live food, urgh! I did a post about the Blackberry Beanie I knit for Eleanor a few posts back.