Aquatic Frogs, A Toad, and a Bearded Dragon, Oh My! by Asher

dscn535700011These are our aquatic frogs Tony and Tony.   They are the only pets we have.  We got them when Avy was 3 and she had to be like her big brother and name her’s Tony too.  They just float in the water.

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This is my friend Ben’s Bearded Dragon, Freddie.  Over spring break we had the privilege of watching her for a few weeks.  She is very nice and I had a great time with her.  She eats crickets, 25 of them a day, lettuce and superworms.   I got to keep Freddie, the crickets, and superworms in my room.   Freddie loves to bask under the heat lamp.

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Whenever we let her out, she would run over to my window.   When it was close to her bedtime, she would snuggle with me.

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We also watched Avy’s friend Eliza’s pet toad, Arthur or Melissa.  They’re not sure if it’s a boy or girl.  The toad eats crickets as well.  We had crickets everywhere!  (Inside their cages, although we did have a few escapees!  Luckily we caught them!)  Every once in a while we would get a chirping cricket, which I enjoyed.  It helped put me to sleep at night.   Mom said this was a great time to study reptiles and amphibians, so that’s what we did.

It is very nice to have had a small zoo.

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