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11 November 2009

Brumation - Wordful and Wordless Wednesday


***Brumation is a form of reptilian dormancy (similar to hibernation but metabolically different) and Sheldon is preparing, his metabolism slows and may eat very little, but he will not be asleep***
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Apparently Sheldon is preparing for brumation (at least the books indicate his behaviour leans towards it) so we gave him more sand as he has been digging like crazy.

It then dawned on us, he wants a tunnel and this sand is not tunnel material so guess who gets to make and then bake the tunnel?

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29 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

What's "brumation?"

Cara @ Angel's Kisses said...

Oh my that is certainly a curious lizard! (Sorry, not too much in the reptile knowledge here.) But it certainly does look like a big ol' tunnel to hide out in is just what he's missing. We all need our holes every once and again, no? :)

Happy WW!!

Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy said...

I won't even ask what brumation is and all I can think is yuck. And then, yuck.

Shop with Me Mama said...

He is a cute lil' guy! Happy WW :)

Alicia said...

You do?

LOL, I don't even know what brumation means.

Veens said...

That's your PET! ooooooooo! I am scared!

Run DMT said...

I had to look up brumation. I had never heard of that! Who knew?! See, you learn something new everyday.

Poor Sheldon. ;-) Good luck with his tunnel.

mannequin said...

Oh the poor dear. I guess today you will be playing with sand, huh? Oh...won't he be surprised?
He is looking so handsome and growing like crazy!

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

YIKES... lol Poor guy can't even make a tunnel :( haha

Susie said...

Huh...I guess I learned something new today:-)

taysmommy said...

nifty! Happy tunnel baking!

Simply Being Mommy said...

I was wondering the same thing.

Sheldon looks very big it those pics. You are a much braver women than I :)

Mighty M said...

Have fun with the tunnel making!

Mrs.Espo said...

Hello from SITS! You were ahead of me today in the call line!! Just wanted to say hi!!!

Momisodes said...

Oh my. You are such a great pet mommy.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Cool shots! Good luck, SHeldon!

fredamans said...

Sheldon is a very nice lizard! I once had a Green Peruvian Iguana, a Skink, and several little Anols.

Yes I am a Lizard Lover!!

Great pics!

Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

Oh I just love Sheldon!! I have missed seeing pictures of him. So you get the job of baking him a tunnel? Did you check at pet stores to see if they have any ideas?

He really is handsome - I just love him!

sheila said...

Oh, what people will do for their lizards, lol. This is actually an informative post! And he's a cute lil dude~!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Not so fond of lizards, at least not up close and personal! When I lived in my house in the foothills, they somehow got into the house in one of my rooms and caused a little drama! LOL.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Yikes! I could never have one of these. lol

Becca said...

It's so funny to read everyone's reactions to Sheldon...do they know he is a "dragon"? hehehe He is sooooo cute but I have a goofy question. One thing that keeps me from buying this type of lizard is that I figure I would cut myself on their spikes...do you have any problems with that?

Felicia said...

I definitely want to see the tunnel once it is finished.

Annie said...

I would love some brumation for me.....sleep....LOL

I love that you have a pet Lizzard. That is just like what my husband wants. I made him get rid of his snakes when we got married :)
Happy WW!

Michelle said...

You will be learning how to make a tunnel and I think all of us just learned a new word! :)

Happy WW!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

You are so much braver to me to have one of those things in your house! My boys had two geckos (sp?) and I was not disappointed when they passed away...reptiles make me shiver!

Whimsical Creations said...

Oh, I had never heard of that. Have to show us his tunnel when you are finished. You are such a great mama.

Pam said...

very cool and informative wordless wednesday.

JamericanSpice said...

This is quite interesting to learn. I'd like to hear more about how you'll make such a tunnel.