Our sponsorship programme supports our long term residents who will remain with us until we feel they are ready to be rehomed. Sponsorship supports their food, lighting and enrichment and is vital to their continued care. 

Xena - Bearded Dragon

Long term resident due to clubbed foot and health issues

More About Me

Meet "Xena", our princess warrior! "Xena" was aptly named by one of the vets at A.K Duncans due to to her dominant nature and foot injury.  Her journey started in February when she arrived at the centre. She came to us very underweight, lethargic and with a swollen foot which was undoubtedly causing her discomfort. Since her arrival in February, we have really gone through a rollercoaster of emotions; from concerns she wouldn't live through the night and seeing her very lethargic, to the joys of watching her perk up and showing some normal Bearded dragon behaviour. 

 She is a strong girl and has a wonderful character, we hope with time she will continue to improve and eventually be available for adoption.


Although "Xena" has already been to the vets several times since her arrival, her recovery is going to take much, much longer and she will need spoiling with plenty of food and TLC!  We plan to take her back to the vets for another check up before she is made available for adoption. We estimate this could be several months down the line when she has gained sufficient weight.


Scientific Name



Bearded Dragon

 Pogona vitticeps


 7+ Years

Xena on arrival at Proteus - things did not look good for her... 

Xena now! She's is so much healthier and happier after lots of TLC. 

Current Sponsors 

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We'd like to say a huge thank you to our current sponsors. Sponsorship is vital to the care of our long term residents who will spend the remained of their days in luxury here at Proteus Reptile Trust. 

Sponsor Xena

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