This bizarre bearded dragon lizard called Pancho and Lefty not only has two heads but it also has a split personality as one head is vegetarian and the other is a meat eater.
“Pancho eats the crickets and Lefty is vegetarian. He only eats greens,” says owner Todd Ray.
Todd Ray doesn’t just won one two headed bearded dragon he owns two. His other bearded dragon is called Jeckyl and Hyde.
“They’re about five months old,” says Ray. “They were born in San Diego and I heard about them, contacted their owner and they’ve been mine for about two months.”
Jeckyl and Hyde have very different eating habits from Pancho and Lefty.
“Jeckyl does all the eating and Hyde only drinks water,” Ray said. “I think Hyde ate crickets once. That’s it.”
“Hyde is actually a parasitic twin he comes out of Jeckyl’s side and his movement is restricted from the chest up.”
“I had to acclimate them to the Freakshow,” he says. “Hyde had sand in his eye from being dragged around by Jeckyl. Bearded dragons belong in sand, but this is unusual so the previous owner was only doing what he knew from dealing with one-headed reptiles.”
Luckily, Hyde’s eye is responding well to treatment.
Todd Ray displays his pair of two-headed, six-legged bearded dragon at the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles.
Although bearded dragons can be put in the same cage, Ray is not going to introduce Pancho and Lefty to Jeckyl and Hyde.
“I don’t want to do that. Jeckyl and Hyde are smaller and they’re only two-of-a-kind.”
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