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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

 

Ctenophorus nuchalis (Central Netted Dragons)

Boy are the dragons growing.
I have only had them a month and in the last 3 weeks they have shot up.

Big Boy/Girl - 14cm (grown 4cm and shedding skin at the moment)
Little Boss - 15cm (grown 5cm)
Pretty girl - 10.5cm (grown 3.5 cm)
Plain Jane - 10cm (grown 3cm)
Note: 2.5cm = 1 inch (roughly)

We have had a little trouble though, and I had to ring the breeder to find out what to do. Pretty Girl seems have caught her toe, or had it bitten at some stage and today it was bleeding a little. I checked it out and it looked like I could see the bone. I am not expecting that toe to last long (it was only to the first nuckle). Anyhow, I rang the breeder and he suggested a little antiseptic cream to the cut and just to keep an eye on her. She eats well, is growing and very alert. There is nothing in her actions to suggest that she is in any way unwell. She was a little shocked though when i had to get her out to put cream on. I have found the best way to hold them (dragons) comfortably and without struggling is to hold them on their back.
Anyhow, we shall see how they go and maybe the toe will survive!

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