Dr. Taco McBeardface

Dr. Taco McBeardface on a branch    Dr. Taco reading Amelia Bedelia    Dr. Taco on Katrina's shoulder    Baby Dr. Taco

Dr. Taco McBeardface, or Doc Tac (pronounced like "tok"), is the library's pet bearded dragon. She was born on March 19th, 2021. She is fully grown now at about 22 inches long. 

Some fun facts about Doc Tac:

  • Her species is native to the Australian desert, so Dr. Taco's 4' x 4' x 2' habitat is kept between 90 and 100 degrees F on the warm side, so she can bask to maintain her body temperature.
  • Bearded dragons are omnivores! She eats a variety of bugs including crickets, dubia roaches, mealworms and superworms, but her FAVORITE are horn worms. She loves her salads and enjoys dandelion greens, bok choy, squash and cilantro the most, with fruit like raspberries and blueberries as a special treat.
  • Bearded dragons are naturally very social, curious creatures. Dr. Taco loves to explore outside of her tank. She regularly snuggles with the librarians, and enjoys watching the patrons of the C'est La Vie cafe next door on the window sill ledge in the children's department office!
  • Bearded dragons can have harmful bacteria on their skin called Salmonella. For this reason, we discourage patrons from petting Dr. Taco. 

We have periodical contests or challenges where the reward is to feed Dr. Taco her bugs that day. Keep an eye out for upcoming reading challenges if you're interested in watching her gobble up some yummy wriggly insects!