Hi, We are Tony and Helena Aldridge. Owners of DoctorDragons.com, BlackBeardDragons.com, and ReptDelicious.com. We are a home based business, located at 2009 Glenwood Drive, Princeton, Indiana, 47670 (Right behind the Ponderosa). All our insects are pre-gut loaded with the highest quality bug chow. Our number one priority is Bearded Dragon Health.
Tony and Helena Aldridge
Our thirteen year old son, Sean was visiting a neighbor and saw that they had pet tortoises. For weeks after, all we heard about was how much he wanted a turtle. We have four rescue dogs, Ziek - king shepherd, Bo - yellow lab, Alley - black and tan hound, and Duke - pit mix. We considered it and decided to take him to Petsmart (just to look). To our surprise we were told it is illegal to buy, sell, or own a regular turtle in Indiana. Wow! After looking around a little more my son spotted a baby bearded dragon, and that was his new obsession. Being a mother I knew that his hopes were high for getting a new pet, leaving empty handed would be heartbreaking. So I caved and bought him this 4 inch long lizard with spikes. After a terranium, lights, decor, insects, plants, bowls, substrate....... $360, later we were on our way back home with our new pet. Sean decided to name him Doc. I have a severe anxiety disorder, one night I was feeling overwhelmed and anxious, I picked up the little lizard that was scratching at his cage as if wanting to be picked up, and I held him. I held him tight and stroked his tail, almost immediately the anxiety dissipated and I felt calm. After the reaction I had to this little tiny bearded dragon, when I asked my husband, Tony if I could have one of my own, he was more than willing to oblige, and so a few days later we got Drake. And so on and so on. Their personalities, calm, docile nature, the funny way they scamper across our hardwood floors.... we were all soon very addicted. It amazed me to find out how little people knew about them or that they existed at all. With our new found love and passion for these funny little creatures we decided to become breeders, so we could share our obsession and knowledge with others. AND THAT is how doctordragons.com was born, our first bearded dragon business. As time went on, we were searching online for a few new breeders, since most of our beardies were yet too young. I found several gorgeous dragons on blackbearddragons.com and purchased three. My husband was speaking to the owner at the time who just happenedto be looking to get out of the business..... Would we like to buy his business?? Heck yeah!!! So we got a u-haul and drove 13 1/2 hours to Dover, Delaware to pick up 49 bearded dragons. That is how we also accumulated blackbearddragons. It was truly a blessing.