Little Lucy loves sitting on my shoulder.
When I returned from the ranch last weekend,
she had the classic stress pattern on her underside.
She wasn’t eating much
and she was spending a lot of time in her cave.
Otherwise, she looked healthy.
I was busy planning for the new chameleon cage arrangement
and consulting with the breeders, the cage builder and ordering
the necessary environmental elements for the insides of the cages.
Since both chameleons will be housed side by side on a rack,
there was a great deal of planning to do.
I tried everything to make her happy.
I added a basking light which usually does the trick.
No luck. Nothing was working.
Finally, today I took her out of her cage and held her.
The pattern on her chest disappeared.
She turned white with happiness.
As usual, when I sat down at my desk, she climbed down my arm onto the desk
and scooted under the monitor to the back of the desk
where she always sits to look out the window.
Since I felt so guilty for not holding her this week,
I gave her another treat.
She loves her “hot tub” soak.
I keep the temperature at about 100 degrees with the lid on the container.
This hydrates her very well and feels good to her too.
Oh, the things we will do for the love of a dragon!