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A teenager originally bought Percy the lizard for herself and suddenly decided that she didn’t want the responsibility that came with taking care of him. That’s when Val decided to adopt Percy and give him a loving home. She told viewers that when she first found Percy, he was in a dark basement, afraid of everything from human touch to windows and ceilings. After only a couple of months in Val’s care, Percy finally started to open up to her and trust humans again. Now, the two of them are practically inseparable and do everything together. From long car rides to hiking and hammocking, he loves to be a part of the action!

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You can keep up with Percy’s story and learn how to care for bearded dragons here.

Bearded dragons are one of the most expensive reptiles to have as a pet because of their ultraviolet lights, thermostats, and heaters. Please, if you cannot take care of your animals, do the right thing and take them to a shelter or shop rather than dump them. Taking these animals from the wild for our enjoyment is driving them toward extinction, which not only eliminates a species but puts others in danger by disrupting delicate ecosystems. Exotic animals belong in the wild, there’s no way an animal can be happy living in our pocket or stuck alone in a cage for endless hours.

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