Posted Oct 06, 2017
I am on an extended lizard sitting sabbatical.
Normally I am a furry pet sitter, with the exception of a bird, but this bearded dragon has been sweet so far.
He doesn't do much, and honestly he doesn't like to do much unless I move him. I am watching him for a friend, so the start up cost of a tank and lights and food are a bit much. But actual maintenance effort is petty low .
Diego gets fed once a day, at least two hours before his lights click off automatically for the night. He does get sprayed down with water and doesn't make a much of a mess. Occasionally I sit him on my lap. He's got no issues with the cat. Though the cat is utterly perplexed by the lizard.
Overall, start up is a pain for reptiles, but once you've got a bearded dragon they're easy as can be.