Mommy did some petsitting two weeks ago...and they were two unusual pets!
The first one (not actually pictured because he never came out of his burrow) was a Desert Tortoise:
He got dandelion greens and chard, and a couple of tomatoes, too, to eat.
The second pet Mommy cared for was a Bearded Dragon!
We'll call him Big George.
And he is pretty big...his body is nearly a foot long, and then there's the tail! Not even Maui (a champeen lizard-eater if there ever was one) would be able to get Big George down all in one go.
Mommy was amazed at how friendly Big George was. As soon as she came in the room he'd start zooming around his cage, all excited (he gets to go out when his owner is home and wander around the house) and he enjoyed being handled and stroked.
Even more than that, though--he likes his DINNER! He gets a tube full of big juicy crickets every day. Can you see his tongue? He chases the crickets around and eats 'em all up...and he is fast! A dozen crickets go down the hatch in just a few minutes. Mommy had to buy more crickets at the pet store mid-way through the week, and she cracked up, ordering 100 large crickets from the sales lady.
As for us, we are rather miffed that Big George didn't get to "stay" at our house...
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