So, for my last blog post of the semester I have tried to be more engaging and generate an active discussion. Which is why I have decided to dedicate this post to pets!
It would be remiss of me to talk about pets without introducing my own.Here is my pet Blotched Bluetongue lizard Charmander (For all those pokemon lovers out there, I hope he never evolves into Charmeleon!).
Just some background information on Blotched Blue Tongues:
- They are found in southeastern parts of Australia, including Tasmania. In the northern parts of their range, such as the central tablelands of NSW, they are restricted to highland areas, whereas in southern Victoria and Tasmania, they can be found along the coast.
- Growing to between 35-50cm, the lizards are found in wet and dry sclerophyll forests, montane woodlands and coastal heathlands.
- Their diet consists of leaves, flowers, fruit, slow moving invertebrates and small vertebrates. Charmander loves eating snails and banana in particular.
I have had Charmander for just over a year now, as he was a birthday present from friends for my 21st. In this time he has grown substantially, but he is still as inquisitve as ever. He is my first real pet, apart from the goldfish the family had about ten years ago. I think he is awesome, definately considering bringing in another lizard to the enclosure.
So, feel free to post up cool pictures and a blurb about your own pets, your friends pets, the animals you are studying in your masters or just pictures of animals off the internet. Lets enjoy the wonders that the animal kingdom has to offer.