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How to Care For Your Dragon

Updated on August 8, 2014
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Paula Atwell is a freelance writer with WriterAccess, webmaster, member of Pinterest Party on FB and the owner of Lake Erie Artist Gallery.

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?

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      Lilydragon 10 months ago

      I only have a red mountain dragon that i got today from my best friend!! TIP: mountain dragons eat cloves and i have some.

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      Kinlaniray 15 months ago

      Me and my friend have dragon eggs and this website is very helpful.

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      hgcuthuhutt 15 months ago

      i have a sea dragon

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      jonathan joel 2 years ago

      I don't really believe they are real, but this is a fun lens.

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      @paperfacets: Absolutely! :)

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      Sherry Venegas 3 years ago from La Verne, CA

      It is so true that if you forget about your dragon it can get very dusty on the shelf. Very sad.

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      karMALZEKE 3 years ago

      Clever and fun!

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      triplets 3 years ago


      I love the "caring for your dragon" concept!!!

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      elizabeth-illingworth-1 4 years ago

      This info was really healpful

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      elizabeth-illingworth-1 4 years ago

      I have a nature dragon I did this spell, it worked, and then I got this dragon I wished for!!!

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      Kenken99 LM 6 years ago

      I don't have any dragons...yet!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Fun dragon lens.

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      Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      @imaginemdd lm: Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      imaginemdd lm 6 years ago

      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