Jabberwocky & Friends

28 days ago

Look at me mommy! I can aim perfectly now 😃 But one escaped, I waved at him 😁🦎 - Elora . . . #gaylia #leilatha #ēowyn #elora #jabby #jabberwocky #minitrex #beardeddragon #beardedlizard #dragon #dragons #dragonsofinstagram #reptile #reptilelove #beardy #beardylove #lizardlove #lizardsofinstagram #cutebeardy #cutedragon #cutelizard #lizzylove #beardeddragonsofinstagram #pogonavitticeps #pogonavitticepsofinstagram #pogonavitticepslove #pogonavitticepslife

16 Comments

future_exotics_vet

future_exotics_vet

Cute!! Please try to get her off of sand substrate ASAP! It can rapidly lead to impaction which results in emergency surgery or death. Reptile carpet (aka felt fabric) or tile on the floor of the tank, even just lining it with paper towels for a more temporary solution, are the ideal "substrates". I'd be happy to share anymore info if you'd like/need! :)

28 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@future_exotics_vet No thnx. They’re perfectly fine on this sand. I wish all you Americans understand we do some things differently overseas 😉

28 days ago

future_exotics_vet

future_exotics_vet

@jabberwockydragon would you explain why? I've never heard of people in different countries doing it differently.

28 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@future_exotics_vet We’re from Holland. Our dragons grow up with sand. Most people use childrens playsand. It’s harmless and perfectly safe for dragons. No beardies with impaction or whatsoever. They love to dig and play. They don’t even try to eat it.

28 days ago

jazzforyoursoul

jazzforyoursoul

You have to tell so many people that your dragons are fine. If I had to deal with all the comments I'd just never post pictures of my enclosures and I'd probably change my username to "mydragonsareokay," so props to you but I'm sure it still gets frustrating.

28 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@jazzforyoursoul Hahaha, you’re right! It’s frustrating. But I understand why most Americans are so worried, cause u guys seem to have a bad history with beardies and sand. I keep explaining, because I want people to understand instead of judging me about things they don’t know. Or at least agree to disagree. In the wild beardies live on rocks and sand, not on/with carpet, wooden floors, fluffy blankets, paper towels, bath towels and stuffed animals 😉 My first dragon wasn’t taken properly care of before I adopted him, but he lived on sand and he became 12 yrs. Now I’ve got 5 cuties from 2-8 months old (not all together, don’t worry) and they’re all doing perfectly fine.

28 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@jazzforyoursoul Oh, and I almost forgot: I hardly can’t take pictures of my dragons outside their enclosure, because the weather over here is too cold and humidity is way too high. Sometimes I let Jabby window watch with a 75 watt basking bulb shining on him. That’s the only way he can be outside of his tank. All the little girls can’t sit still, so they’re not allowed to window watch yet.

28 days ago

jazzforyoursoul

jazzforyoursoul

@jabberwockydragon I'll have to admit whenever I started following you I did question why they were on sand, but after another look at one of your posts where you had already explained the situation to another person I had to trust the fact that you must know what you're doing. No matter what the pet may be, people are always quick to criticize another person's care for a pet. And I'm not saying concern isn't bad, sometimes a pet owner may be unknowing and may learn something very beneficial, but jeez all of your posts have the same explanation lol.

28 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@jazzforyoursoul Some people follow thousands of others. It’s impossible to read everything everybody writes. When people keep saying the same, I tag them underneath one of my previous posts where I explain everything. It’s their choice to accept that I do what I do and still doing what’s best for my beloved dragons. Or they don’t accept and to them I would like to say: “you don’t have to look at my pictures”. 😉

28 days ago

ohheyyyyitsme

ohheyyyyitsme

Our dragon is on sand, as per his vet. She has been raising them years and said she has never had one die or be sick before 10years old. And they've always been on sand. He's been so much happier since the change too. But I can barely post pics without someone, usually on my fb giving me the lecture 🙄

28 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

************* I know! They’re soooo happy with sand they can play with ❤️❤️ Just keep posting pics with sand. The more people who do that, the more people get used to it and maybe one day they’ll stop complaining 😉

28 days ago

lizardguru_

lizardguru_

************* & @jabberwockydragon I over read the conversation about the sand. I strongly believe that each dragon is different and some are okay with sand. HOWEVER, a lot aren't and eat it (ie:my two). I strongly believe that's it's important to tell the dangers of sand and then let others decide. There will be new people that know nothing about dragons and see pictures with sand. What if their dragons were like mine and eat it? They would have no idea what's wrong until it's too late and they are compacted. That's my only concern with large Beardie pages and sand. Your babies seem fine though and they're obviously very healthy (jabberwockey)

19 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@lizardguru_ No worries, if they try to post one picture of their beardie on sand, loads of people will tell them how bad it is. And that’s also why I keep explaining..

19 days ago

lnxss

lnxss

@jabberwockydragon I don’t think people ever will stop making those comments. It’s a matter of mind set. If something is a potential health risk, then some ppl would rather eliminate it completely if possible rather than risk being that x% that gets an impacted beardie. (I’m in no way saying yours will get impacted btw, I’m just saying there are people that feel very worried about that kinda thing since it has happened and they don’t want to be in that situation)

16 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@lnxss But that’s the problem: if you use the right sand, there is no risk at all. I know loads of Dutch dragon people, no one ever had an impacted dragon and they’re all on sand. I know a lot of vets... Same story: no impacted dragons with sand. Only because of too many mealworms once in a while.

16 days ago

jabberwockydragon

jabberwockydragon

@lnxss But that’s the problem: if you use the right sand, there is no risk at all. I know loads of Dutch dragon people, no one ever had an impacted dragon and they’re all on sand. I know a lot of vets... Same story: no impacted dragons with sand. Only because of too many mealworms once in a while.

16 days ago

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