Dani mentioned in passing one day that she had been into a Garden Centre/Pet store (Olivers) and they had a very friendly and cool Bearded Dragon sitting on the counter.
I happened to be driving past Olivers a couple of days later, and thought I’d pop in for a looksee, as I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with Reptiles, but had never taken the time to really check them out.
Sadly, the adult Beardie had moved on the day before, but they had a whole tank full of Babies – and were they cute? Oh yeah!
So, not content with two needy Golden Retrievers to occupy my time I left Olivers (Really nice people BTW) with a shiny new Reptile tank!
And of course : Jeff!
More astute readers may have noticed the missing piece in this puzzle.. The research. Yep, I did absolutely NO research before bringing Jeff home, and a bit of a learning curve ensued.. lots of browsing forums and articles about Bearded Dragons, their needs and quirks.
Evidently Beardies are rather particular (needy?) concerning their environment, so I soon embarked on a mission to make his house nicer for him, and to try and make him comfortable. 3 Weeks later, his tank looked like THIS :
Already, visitors are commenting that Jeff’s house is nicer than mine 🙁
More of Jeff’s story soon..