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“Ma’am I think you have something on your face” 😂
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#hissingcockroach #madagascarhissingcockroach #bugsofinstagram
Major stink eye on the way home from the vet 😂
The good news is that the only parasite left in spike is pinworms, I will be treating him for the next few weeks to get rid of those. His tail is healing well but there is a bit exposed bone at the end that will either naturally fall off over time, or we will have to have it surgically removed. 
The bad news is that Spike’s glucose level has risen since our first visit. It has not risen enough to know 100% that he has cancer but unfortunately it’s a possibility. I’m truly hoping that is not the case, but only time will tell for now. .
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
Major stink eye on the way home from the vet 😂 The good news is that the only parasite left in spike is pinworms, I will be treating him for the next few weeks to get rid of those. His tail is healing well but there is a bit exposed bone at the end that will either naturally fall off over time, or we will have to have it surgically removed. The bad news is that Spike’s glucose level has risen since our first visit. It has not risen enough to know 100% that he has cancer but unfortunately it’s a possibility. I’m truly hoping that is not the case, but only time will tell for now. . . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom 
Spike has a butt tail now! 😂 I’ll do a more in depth review of his vet visit later (I have some good news and bad)
The vet removed Spike’s scab and stuck shed and boom- butt tail! .
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
Spike has a butt tail now! 😂 I’ll do a more in depth review of his vet visit later (I have some good news and bad) The vet removed Spike’s scab and stuck shed and boom- butt tail! . . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom 
Taking spike to the vet again tomorrow, really keeping my fingers crossed we got rid of the parasites. Parasites are an absolute nightmare to deal with, every day I deep clean his tank, give him a bath, soak and sterilize his food bowl/water bowl/hide and then give him his meds. I have to be extremely careful about washing my hands and handling his food completely separately from the others. Always keep in mind that new animals should ALWAYS be quarantined (whether they’re a rescue or not) Could you imagine if I didn’t know any better and just put Spike in the reptile room with the rest? Yikes!!
On a side note, Spike is still not a fan of me and will retreat to his hide every time I walk by his cage. He see’s me as the monster human that pokes him with needles and gives him nasty tasting medicine 😩😂
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
Taking spike to the vet again tomorrow, really keeping my fingers crossed we got rid of the parasites. Parasites are an absolute nightmare to deal with, every day I deep clean his tank, give him a bath, soak and sterilize his food bowl/water bowl/hide and then give him his meds. I have to be extremely careful about washing my hands and handling his food completely separately from the others. Always keep in mind that new animals should ALWAYS be quarantined (whether they’re a rescue or not) Could you imagine if I didn’t know any better and just put Spike in the reptile room with the rest? Yikes!! On a side note, Spike is still not a fan of me and will retreat to his hide every time I walk by his cage. He see’s me as the monster human that pokes him with needles and gives him nasty tasting medicine 😩😂 . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom 
I just saw a commercial on @natgeowild featuring Michael Vick, I guess with this logic we should also be featuring John Wayne Gacy on Nickelodeon too 🤔
I just saw a commercial on @natgeowild featuring Michael Vick, I guess with this logic we should also be featuring John Wayne Gacy on Nickelodeon too 🤔
I swear this was not choreographed 😂 I meant to say “or goes and hides” at the end but got distracted by his perfectly timed poof 😂 Between me having to give him injections, 3 different oral meds, and baths followed by topical medication I think Spike is officially sick of my shit 😂 Poor guy, I can’t wait until we get rid of these parasites for good and his tail heals
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
I swear this was not choreographed 😂 I meant to say “or goes and hides” at the end but got distracted by his perfectly timed poof 😂 Between me having to give him injections, 3 different oral meds, and baths followed by topical medication I think Spike is officially sick of my shit 😂 Poor guy, I can’t wait until we get rid of these parasites for good and his tail heals . . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom 
As most of you can relate, I have met a lot of people throughout my life who are terrified of reptiles, particularly snakes. Every day on reptile groups I see people posting snakes they have killed (mainly in identification groups) and there are even events that profit off of the fear of snakes, such as the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, which is an event dedicated to slaughtering and torturing rattlesnakes that are collected from their native habitats in horrifying ways (such as pumping gas fumes into dens) Reptiles are also frequently shed in a negative light in the news, which reaches a huge audience. 
So fear of reptiles in the public’s eye runs deep, and that is why education is so important because we have the ability to change people’s minds and open their eyes to the amazing world of herps. 
Now this is where I, personally, see a problem. I’ve noticed videos going viral of reptile keepers using reptiles for pranks and also purposely antagonizing them so that they bite. By no means am I saying that reptiles do not bite (everything with a mouth can bite) but highlighting this behavior frequently in videos while also saying that all reptiles should be given a chance seems a bit counterproductive. As far as using reptiles for pranks, this only reinforces the fear of the public when they see other people react to reptiles negatively. For the record I’m not telling educators to sugarcoat animal behavior, but to show footage after footage of them biting people on a large media platform is only hurting the hobby. Instead of going for the fear/shock factor route in educating, I think it is much more productive to highlight a reptiles unique behavior that is not always seen by the mass majority but is also exciting. There is simply no need to purposely stress an animal out in order to get a reaction out of them. Pictured are a few of many comments on a viral video that features a keeper with nippy snakes, this is why I get so frustrated when people use the fear factor.
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 #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilesofig #reptilesofinsta #herp #herpetology #herpsofig #reptileroom #reptiles #reptilelife #reptilelove #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram
As most of you can relate, I have met a lot of people throughout my life who are terrified of reptiles, particularly snakes. Every day on reptile groups I see people posting snakes they have killed (mainly in identification groups) and there are even events that profit off of the fear of snakes, such as the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, which is an event dedicated to slaughtering and torturing rattlesnakes that are collected from their native habitats in horrifying ways (such as pumping gas fumes into dens) Reptiles are also frequently shed in a negative light in the news, which reaches a huge audience. So fear of reptiles in the public’s eye runs deep, and that is why education is so important because we have the ability to change people’s minds and open their eyes to the amazing world of herps. Now this is where I, personally, see a problem. I’ve noticed videos going viral of reptile keepers using reptiles for pranks and also purposely antagonizing them so that they bite. By no means am I saying that reptiles do not bite (everything with a mouth can bite) but highlighting this behavior frequently in videos while also saying that all reptiles should be given a chance seems a bit counterproductive. As far as using reptiles for pranks, this only reinforces the fear of the public when they see other people react to reptiles negatively. For the record I’m not telling educators to sugarcoat animal behavior, but to show footage after footage of them biting people on a large media platform is only hurting the hobby. Instead of going for the fear/shock factor route in educating, I think it is much more productive to highlight a reptiles unique behavior that is not always seen by the mass majority but is also exciting. There is simply no need to purposely stress an animal out in order to get a reaction out of them. Pictured are a few of many comments on a viral video that features a keeper with nippy snakes, this is why I get so frustrated when people use the fear factor. . . . . . #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilesofig  #reptilesofinsta  #herp  #herpetology  #herpsofig  #reptileroom  #reptiles  #reptilelife  #reptilelove  #snake  #snakes  #snakesofinstagram 
How awesome is this Sri Lanka Pygmy Lizard produced by Bill Gaines? 😍 I sat at his booth and watched these little guys for about 20 minutes, they are absolutely fascinating! Included is a little info on them from arkive.org 💚
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#srilankapygmylizard #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilesofig #reptilesofinsta #herp #herpetology #herpsofig #reptileroom #reptiles #reptilelife #reptilelove
Some pictures from NARBC 😃
Some pictures from NARBC 😃
Had a blast at narbc!! I decided on not bringing any reptiles home but couldn’t leave empty handed so I got some Madagascar hissing cockroaches, they are precious 💚💚💚
Had a blast at narbc!! I decided on not bringing any reptiles home but couldn’t leave empty handed so I got some Madagascar hissing cockroaches, they are precious 💚💚💚
Hey @blasterlizard since you decided to follow me maybe you can learn a thing or two about caring for animals, here’s a few simple tips you might want to consider-
1. It is absolutely cruel to flip your bearded dragon on its back for photos or for any reason at all as this keeps him from being able to properly breath. He is trying to tell you he is uncomfortable and is in pain by Black-bearding. Believe it or not bearded dragons don’t speak English and can’t voice their pain. 
2. Placing his claws in his mouth is also extremely cruel and unnatural, and can lead to major gum problems especially if he punctures himself. 
3. Letting your bearded dragon jump straight onto a hard floor like that is a risk that just shouldn’t be taken, he could seriously injure himself. I recommend guiding him down with your hand or at the very least put something that will absorb his impact like a pillow, instead of sitting there and filming it. 
4. Stop glorifying animal abuse, reptiles behavior is very misunderstood to the majority of people and by doing what you are doing you could be inspiring other people to do the same, which makes you look like a piece of shit in the reptile community’s eyes because we are the ones that have to witness this abusive behavior spread and educate misinformed people that this is wrong. 
I imagine I’ll be blocked after this like you do with everyone else, but keep in mind that won’t stop us from exposing you as the label you have slapped on your own forehead, an animal abuser. #animalabuseisntcute #saveblaster .
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
Hey @blasterlizard since you decided to follow me maybe you can learn a thing or two about caring for animals, here’s a few simple tips you might want to consider- 1. It is absolutely cruel to flip your bearded dragon on its back for photos or for any reason at all as this keeps him from being able to properly breath. He is trying to tell you he is uncomfortable and is in pain by Black-bearding. Believe it or not bearded dragons don’t speak English and can’t voice their pain. 2. Placing his claws in his mouth is also extremely cruel and unnatural, and can lead to major gum problems especially if he punctures himself. 3. Letting your bearded dragon jump straight onto a hard floor like that is a risk that just shouldn’t be taken, he could seriously injure himself. I recommend guiding him down with your hand or at the very least put something that will absorb his impact like a pillow, instead of sitting there and filming it. 4. Stop glorifying animal abuse, reptiles behavior is very misunderstood to the majority of people and by doing what you are doing you could be inspiring other people to do the same, which makes you look like a piece of shit in the reptile community’s eyes because we are the ones that have to witness this abusive behavior spread and educate misinformed people that this is wrong. I imagine I’ll be blocked after this like you do with everyone else, but keep in mind that won’t stop us from exposing you as the label you have slapped on your own forehead, an animal abuser. #animalabuseisntcute  #saveblaster  . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom 
Update on Spike (because I completely forgot to post one after his last vet check oops)
Spike still has parasites so we are still working on getting rid of those, he is gaining weight and making major improvement so my vet thinks he may not have a gastric tumor due to his major progress in such a short period. His tail is healing nicely but has formed a split in the middle and I won’t be able to get a good look until the scab falls off. They tried drawing blood to get a glucose level but could not hit a vein after several tries so we are going to try it again on his next visit. He is currently in full body shed and does not enjoy being handled (understandably) and is being a little butt head about taking his meds. We will be going back to the vet in 3 weeks for another checkup, hopefully by then we have gotten rid of all the parasites.
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
Update on Spike (because I completely forgot to post one after his last vet check oops) Spike still has parasites so we are still working on getting rid of those, he is gaining weight and making major improvement so my vet thinks he may not have a gastric tumor due to his major progress in such a short period. His tail is healing nicely but has formed a split in the middle and I won’t be able to get a good look until the scab falls off. They tried drawing blood to get a glucose level but could not hit a vein after several tries so we are going to try it again on his next visit. He is currently in full body shed and does not enjoy being handled (understandably) and is being a little butt head about taking his meds. We will be going back to the vet in 3 weeks for another checkup, hopefully by then we have gotten rid of all the parasites. . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom 
Bearded dragons are a lot smarter  than average people give them credit for. Since I got Dexter he will ONLY poop in the tub. I don’t know why, and I even asked my vet about it and she thinks that it’s just a preference. Today as I was cleaning Dexter’s cage he took off down the hall, went into the spare bathroom (where he normally poops) and started scratching the tub. As soon as I put him in the tub he did a little butt shimmy and did his business. What amazes me is that he knows exactly where the bathroom is, there are 5 doors to choose from and he knows that his poop palace is behind one of them and got it right on the first try. I should get a sign for that bathroom that says “Dexter’s poop paradise” 😂
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardie #pagonavitticeps #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptilesofinsta #reptilesofig #photooftheday #picoftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram #reptilecommunity #reptilecollection #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #nature #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs #beardeddragons #beardeddragonsofig #beardielove #reptileroom
Bearded dragons are a lot smarter than average people give them credit for. Since I got Dexter he will ONLY poop in the tub. I don’t know why, and I even asked my vet about it and she thinks that it’s just a preference. Today as I was cleaning Dexter’s cage he took off down the hall, went into the spare bathroom (where he normally poops) and started scratching the tub. As soon as I put him in the tub he did a little butt shimmy and did his business. What amazes me is that he knows exactly where the bathroom is, there are 5 doors to choose from and he knows that his poop palace is behind one of them and got it right on the first try. I should get a sign for that bathroom that says “Dexter’s poop paradise” 😂 . . . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #beardiesofinstagram  #beardie  #pagonavitticeps  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelove  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilesofig  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #reptilecommunity  #reptilecollection  #herpsofinstagram  #herpetology  #nature  #lizard  #beardeddragonmorphs  #beardeddragons  #beardeddragonsofig  #beardielove  #reptileroom