Our holiday treat currently residing in our 'frog tank'!
I forgot....to pay up pocket money ... for the whole term... (no-one ever reminds me).... so as a consequence, I was putty in my boys hands when we found these little critters, at the Pet Superstore, during my bloggy break. Don't ask the price. What?.. you say .... you paid money for them?... ah yes.....and as they are restricted wildlife, I am now the proud owner of a 'Qld Recreational Wildlife Licence'. So... by the time we purchased the little critters, the licence, the baby Bearded Dragon pet food, the calcium powder (to ward off osteoporosis and joint ailments.... don't you just love it!), the water dish, the fresh vege dish, and the 'How to Love Bearded Dragon's To Death' Book, we could have paid for a nice little holiday down the coast. I have never heard so many "thank you Mum, you're the best Mum in the whole wide world"s in my life.
So the little darlings (the lizards, not my boys) are living in the frog tank... minus the frogs....yes 'Bill' the sole froggy survivor passed away....we got 2 good years out of him (he joins 'Pocket and Rocket, Tex and Rex' in froggy heaven). The froggy tank of course has been adapted to more desert conditions..... bark and leaves, rocks and tree stumps. My boys are joyous and they are loving the little blighters to death. They have been hunting in the garden for live bugs (most desirable critter food) morning and night. Last count, there were 15 grasshoppers, 2 small lizards, 4 flies, 10 green ants, 2 cicadas and a shiny blue beetle living their short lives in the tank also. Our dinner time now involves preparing a little dish of vege offcuts for the critters. Oh their names? ... 'Nigel' and 'Brian'.... of course! "The things you do", she says... with a shudder. No ballet tu-tu's and pink things in this house! We're 'hard core' here!