Garden Lizard :(
I am a feeling sad today, because my little pet garden lizard died last night.
He wandered too close to our campfire and burned his little feet one night, so I scooped him up and washed his feet and tail in an iodine/water mixture, then applied antibiotics. He stayed several days in Tupperware with holes in the lid on a heating pad atop a towel in my bedroom. It was warm and damp - perfect for a garden lizard.
He looked like he was getting better, and even ate some broccoli and drank water. I was planning on buying him a proper lizard cage today along with some meal worms, but when I woke up this morning, he was dead. I guess having four burned up feet is just too much for a little garden lizard.
I feel guilty, because I wonder how much he suffered, and if he would have suffered for less time if I hadn't tried to help him, or if I did the right thing...