One of my favorite pics of my little man today 💚🐉 I think He thinks he’s all camouflaged and hiding in this daisy plant 😭 he doesn’t know his little grayish head doesn’t match his green body 😭💕🐉 he makes me laugh😂😂
Here’s my iguana enclosure! It’s homemade out of tanning bed acrylics, linoleum, and plywood. There’s a palm tree with basil sprouts (and some cilantro that hasnt come up yet) and the Tree of Unknown Species that i think is a variety of decorative banana with mustard, turnip, and romaine lettuce planted around the base. The climbing branches are dogwood, kudzu, and wild grapevine.
I only have an analogue thermometer and hygrometer inside at the moment, but I’m going to upgrade to digital pretty soon. Any advice/criticism/suggestions would be welcome!! (Especially if you have a link to some inexpensive stuff 😂😂) (and for the record his plate of food is usually on the floor of the enclosure and not in the pot, he was just being a picky baby today)
The bare bulb inside the enclosure worries me a little, but I can’t actually tell if he’d be able to reach it or not. Otherwise, this looks pretty great! I’m glad to see your friend has so much room :)
This is a pretty decent, cheap hygro/thermometer. I just bought one and thus far seems to be holding up well enough.
Other than the plated scales, tough leathery skin, frilled head, horned skull anatomy and sinuous tail, mythological and folkloric dragons have very little in common anatomically with actual reptiles. They have MORE in common with the Felidae genus (cat family) and the Aves Phylum Chordata (bird classification).
Like a cat’s eye, a dragon’s eye has a comparatively large iris with a vertical pupil. This arrangement allows the pupil to open extremely wide and receive more light than that of a human eye.
A dragon’s legs are also decidedly nonreptilian, despite the scaly coverings. A dragon’s legs are positioned more or less directly under its body, in the manner of mammals. (Most reptiles’ legs tend to splay out to the sides, offering much less support and mobility than a mammal).
Lasly, a dragon’s four feet very closely resemble those of a great bird. Each foot has three or four clawed toes facing forward (the number varies, even among dragons of the same kind), plus an additional toe, also with a claw, set farther back on the foot and facing slightly inward toward the dragon’s body, like a human’s thumb.
A dragon’s resemblance to a reptile is literally only skin deep So the next time someone you know refers to mythical dragons as giant lizards, you’ll have the know-what to save a life.