Meet “Wizard the Lizard,” an Australian Red Ackie Monitor. Having him as part of my reptile collection has reminded me why it is so easy for humans to avoid PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY.
Wizard is my first Ackie. After he arrived from a Las Vegas reptile store, I learned online that good Ackie care involves keeping their environment moist and hot. When kept dry and cool, there is a permanent consequence:
Their toes fall off—forever. 🙁
So, a little worried I’d get busy and distracted and do it wrong, I worked hard keeping Wizard warm and wet.
I never did count his toes when I got him, though.
Two weeks into owning him, as he relaxed on his fav log, I noticed something …Continue Reading