I am Trisha
, a female water dragon (Physignathus cocincinus
), and boy do I have a story to tell!
As my species name implies, I need to live near water. “Water dragon”—that’s a no-brainer, right? Well, in my first home I was not given anywhere NEAR enough access to water. I was always thirsty and weak and just plain didn’t feel well. After a while, I was taken with two other female waterdragons to an animal shelter. The first thing they did was give us a good long soak in a tub of clean, cool water! Then we were given tasty waterdragon food and we chowed down! Next thing you know, all of us were feeling so well we laid eggs!
Then RARN took us in and continued our good care. We’ve become really friendly, happy, and very relaxed around humans. One of us has already been adopted, but I’m still waiting for a permanent home with someone who knows what I need. Starting with WATER!!