Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 46, and Gecko Eggs Round 2, Day 1

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 84%

Dragon eggs are doing well. More wiggling, more defined feet and toes visible.

Also, Squeaker popped.

The eggs look a LOT healthier this time.

Round 2, looks good so far.

They aren't all wrinkled and caved in looking. The last pair looked like little white raisins.

The first batch. They didn't do well.

May get a successful hatching out of her this time around. The last pair mildewed into nothingness.

Size comparison. Gecko eggs on the left, dragon eggs on the right.


Found a home for Quill, the dragon in need in the slightly previous post. Hoping he gets all the love he deserves with his new people.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 43: VIDEO!

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 56%

It was HOT today. Had to ice the incubator again.

Got video of wiggly baby dragons.

And just because I can, and I didn't think to do it yesterday, Here are some pictures from our Memorial Day Weekend. Took the dog and the dragons camping.
Smaug thinks he can drive.
Around here, dragon piles
are a NORMAL thing

Big dragon, little dog.

Dragon in Need of a Home

This is Qwill, and he is in need of a new home.

A friend of mine requested my help finding one for him. He belongs to her friend's son, who is not taking care of him.

Her friend feeds him, but does not touch him because she is afraid of him.

She says he does love snuggles though. He is very friendly and good with kids.

This boy deserves a loving home where he can get lots of snuggles and love.

She is asking a re-homing fee of $40.

Included is:
- The dragon (of course)
- 1 40 gallon tank
- UV lighting

The setup alone would easily cost between $200-$300. This is a great price for a good dragon. He's even got some nice color going. Look at that "eye-shadow".

If you are interested, get in touch with me through my rescue's Facebook page at

and I will relay the message.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 42

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 60%

Last Week's Measurements (Week 6):

THIS week's measurements (Week 7):


Slight shrinkage in width again, but a little gain in length.

I am not worried at all right now though, because tonight was VERY exciting.

This is a little dragon nose.

This is a little dragon tail

But the most exciting thing tonight? I saw baby dragons WIGGLING! They were kicking too, I got to see little feet.

I will try to post video tomorrow, my video on my phone was acting up tonight.

Also, Squeaker is gearing up for round 2 of gecko eggs. They are starting to be visible in her belly. Maybe better luck this time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 35

I know, I've been a slacker.

I was afraid to check the eggs after that spell of really hot weather.

It's been 5 days.

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 85%

Temperature and humidity are back where they belong.

Last Week:

This Week:


But the BEST part... 

I see a baby dragon!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 30

Amy knocked the lid askew on the incubator again yesterday. Again, don't know how long it was off, but I fixed it and moved the incubator out of the reach of small dogs.

The heat was BRUTAL today.

When I got home from work, the temperature inside the incubator was at 94 degrees.
it's supposed to be at 84 degrees. Extended periods of time at over 90 degrees can kill the embryos.
I really hope I wasn't too late.


Incubator Status (3pm):
Temperature: 94 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 47%


Incubator Status (6pm):
Temperature: 86 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 55%

The humidity is STILL super low. It should be between 70 and 80%

I threw so much ice in there to cool it off, I was worried there wouldn't be enough to put in the cages for the dragons and geckos, and in the water bowl for the dog and cats.

There was enough though. The girls were so happy about the ice water in their pool, they decided to go swimming (it had gotten around 110 in their cage, Smaug's wasn't so bad, it stayed around 98)

I know, their pool is dirty. They keep dragging material from the dig box into it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 28

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 83 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 45%

Humidity dropped because the lid got bumped and wasn't on all the way. Not sure how long it was that way, but I am sure some dog chasing cat action was involved. The deli-cups helped mitigate the 'damage' though, they trap humidity for longer.


Last week:

THIS week:

Little bit of shrinkage, PROBABLY from the drop in humidity. Hope it isn't a bad sign.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 27

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 71%

All is well in reptile land.

Measurements tomorrow.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dragon Eggs, Day 26. Mother's Day

Day 26, about halfway there.

Incubator Status:
Temperature: 84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 78%

Today was Mothers Day.

Perfectly fitting, I think, that I saw the definite shadows of the embryonic dragons tonight, for the first time.

I noticed them when they shifted a little when moving the light, and or the egg. All the feins stay in one place, but since the embryos are floating more towards the middle of the egg, the embryos shadow moves with the light.

It was pretty cool to see.

Smaug went with us to visit my Mom for Mother's Day today. Didn't take the girls, because it IS breeding season, so he behaves better when they are NOT there.

On the way there:
Smaug likes his fuzzy blanket and fuzzy pillow.

At my Mom's:

Towards the end of the evening, he got pretty sleepy, and he slept the whole way home:

Spoiled boy.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Dragon Eggs Day 24, Gecko Eggs Day 6

Incubator Status:
Temperature:84 degrees fahrenheit
Humidity: 77%

I know, I skipped a couple days.

I was a little distracted.

Candled the eggs again tonight. I think I am starting to be able to see a little shadow in the middle of the eggs.

Morgan attempted to escape again. She figured out that the lock was keeping the cage door closed, and she tried to do something about it.

This is as far as she got:


After an evening and a morning of failure, I left her to her devices. I came home to a pouting snake:

It appears that the problem solver has been successfully contained.

The gecko eggs look the same. No worse, no better.

Amy learned to high-five today.