Monday, November 15

TEACHER'S PET walter and maude the bearded dragons

Mr. Joseph Edmisten and his wife, Tracy have been proud owner’s of bearded dragons, Maude and Walter, for about a year and a half. Mr. Edmisten enjoys the reptiles because they are very docile. Recently, Maude laid a total of 65 eggs in three clutches. Clutches are a batch of eggs laid 3 weeks apart.  After Maude laid the eggs, they incubated for 60 to 75 days. After incubation, the baby bearded dragons hatched  and within four weeks they are ready to go to their new families. Bearded dragons originate from the Australian desert. In order to survive in captivity, they need a desert-like climate. Therefore, Mr. Edmisten must keep his environment between 80 and 110 degrees. Due to their hardy nature, bearded dragons have become one of the most popular reptiles in American homes.

Contributed by Mr. Edmisten, Mable Campus


  1. Wow! That is amazing,I knew that. I know Mrs. Coleman has tons of awesome animals in her room. It would be awesome if maybe we could get more pets in other science classes to observe them. What a neat idea.

  2. That is so cool! I was in Mr. Edmisten's math class in fourth grade. That was the first year he was teaching and I remember the lizard.

  3. Thanks for your comments Justin and Beverly! Justin, great suggestion on adding more pets to other science classes. And Beverly, it's awesome to know that you still have fond memories of the class pets :)


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