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Proper Care and Training of Dragons
If you are a dragon lover, then you already know that taking good care of and properly training your pet dragon is extremely important. While dragons can be fun pets, they are very mischievous and can cause havoc around your home if not properly trained.
Dragons come from many parts of the world, and each dragon breed needs slightly different care and training than others, but in general there are some simple rules that you can follow that will allow your pet dragon to grow in comfort, while you can control their behavior, and enjoy just spending time playing with them.
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Caring for Your Dragon from Hatching
For best results, it is best to get your new dragon as an egg, or right as the dragon hatches. This will allow your new dragon to bond to you from birth. Once they are hatched, here is how to care for your new dragon:
- Keep your dragon's nest clean and filled with warm dry sand.
- Feed them twice a day with fresh raw meat, and clean purified water.
- Once a week, use a soft cloth to take off any old dry scales, and then apply safflower oil to their scaly skin. (If you can't get safflower oil, the best substitute is peanut oil.
- Flying comes naturally to dragons, but their wings are fragile at first and need to be strengthened, so start them off on short jaunts in your backyard.
- Once your dragon is 1 year old, they will only need to eat about once per week, but you will have to provide them with a live animal to kill and eat themselves.
Bonding with Your Pet Dragon
Bonding with your dragon is an important part of enjoying a dragon companion. Dragon hatchlings are sometime capable of bonding right from birth, but sometime in the first year of dragon life, your dragon will mentally bond with you and be able to talk directly to you mind to mind.
Bonding can be both an exciting and scary experience, but is an experience that can only be understood once you have bonded with your own dragon. Dragon minds are vast, and incomprehensible to humans, but even so, they are loving creatures that will enhance your life in so many ways.
It is also possible to bond with an adult dragon, if you do not meet the dragon until later in life, but this will only happen if the adult dragon trusts you completely, and truly wants to be your friend.
Housing Your Dragon
Once a dragon has become a full sized adult, housing them can be a problem. You do not need to have a nest for your adult dragon inside your own home. Unless you live in the country, then having a dragon nest inside your home would take up too much room. Since many adult dragons can be the size of an average house, then the best bet is to allow your dragon to find a nest just outside the city you live in, possibly in the mountains, or plains area around your city.
Dragons are adept at finding a nest or lair that is out of the way of most human abodes, but you will have to make arrangements to keep your dragon fed, so they don't decimate the local livestock. Once your dragon has a comfortable adult nest, you will be able to visit him there whenever you want.
What kind of dragon do you have?
Justin on September 21, 2020:
I have a Southern Lojrag.
Susan from Cherrybrook on May 12, 2020:
I have a fire breed called Uraza. She is a rare type. She is my dragon.
granlina on April 03, 2020:
wane ear tome is my dragon RARE!
Wave on March 09, 2020:
Wave is my Water Dragon. She is RARE type...
Midnight on October 15, 2019:
She is my dragon and I hatched her from an egg.
ice dragon on September 15, 2019:
what do i feed her
hailee on May 28, 2019:
where do you find a dragon egg?
Lex on April 22, 2019:
Where do you recommend getting a dragon?
Lily on January 09, 2019:
How do you get a dragon?
Lilydragon on November 11, 2016:
I only have a red mountain dragon that i got today from my best friend!! TIP: mountain dragons eat cloves and i have some.
Kinlaniray on June 25, 2016:
Me and my friend have dragon eggs and this website is very helpful.
hgcuthuhutt on May 30, 2016:
i have a sea dragon
jonathan joel on May 15, 2015:
I don't really believe they are real, but this is a fun lens.
Paula Atwell (author) from Cleveland, OH on June 30, 2014:
@paperfacets: Absolutely! :)
Sherry Venegas from La Verne, CA on June 29, 2014:
It is so true that if you forget about your dragon it can get very dusty on the shelf. Very sad.
karMALZEKE on February 09, 2014:
Clever and fun!
triplets on February 07, 2014:
I love the "caring for your dragon" concept!!!
elizabeth-illingworth-1 on February 28, 2013:
This info was really healpful
elizabeth-illingworth-1 on February 28, 2013:
I have a nature dragon I did this spell, it worked, and then I got this dragon I wished for!!!
Kenken99 LM on October 30, 2010:
I don't have any dragons...yet!
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on September 30, 2010:
Fun dragon lens.
Paula Atwell (author) from Cleveland, OH on September 29, 2010:
@imaginemdd lm: Thanks for stopping by. :)
imaginemdd lm on September 29, 2010:
This is a fun and interesting lens on how to care for your dragon. If you're looking for a unique pet, this is the way to go. I'm lensrolling this page to my dragon lens. Thanks