Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dragons Really Do Exist

Tomorrow, January 16, is Appreciate a Dragon Day. Some people think dragons can only be found in myths and fairy tales and Harry Potter books, but in fact you can find real dragons right here at The Animal Store.

One of our favorite reptiles is the bearded dragon (pogona vitticeps). These Australian natives can grow to two feet in length and generally live between 4-10 years. They make excellent pets, especially for families with allergies or young children. Despite the scary name, they are quite gentle when handled frequently as juveniles. 

Bearded dragons are usually housed in large glass tanks equipped with heat lamps and UVA/UVB spectrum bulbs. Adult bearded dragons eat fresh vegetables and adult bearded dragon food, supplemented with an occasional live cricket. 

Celebrate Appreciate a Dragon day by visiting our bearded dragon page on The Animal Store Website, or stop in the store and visit one in person. We carry everything you need to keep your bearded dragon healthy and happy, and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any dragon-related questions. Just mention the dragon post and get 15% off any bearded dragon product.*

Here at The Animal Store, we love to hear from you, so just click here to leave a comment or email us.

*Offer good on white tags only and valid through January 23, 2009.

Photo credit: Bearded Dragon by Michael Sult

1 comment:

Chris said...

Reminds me of my beloved iguana, which died several years ago. She was so neat and interesting, and I miss her still.