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  • Chinese Water Drgaon Care

    These are very cool Lizards,

    They are for the most part pretty easy to take care of, and usually become very tame with regular handling.

    FOOD -
    Crickets
    grasshoppers
    locusts
    mealworms
    king mealworms
    earthworms
    waxworms ( very fatty )
    pinkies
    mice
    rat pups
    feeder fish
    fruit and vegetables
    You guessed it, Water Dragons need a large water bowl for soaking and drinking, and they often defacate so clean it everyday. They also require high humidity so misting would be a good idea.

    Temps -
    82-88 with a basking spot of 95, night temps can safely drop to 75-80

    Lights -
    A UVB bulb such as Zoo Meds Reptisun 5.0 bulb will work great.

    I have used Bed-a-beast in the past with my Water Dragons and it worked great, it really helps to keep the Humidity up. You can also you small wood chips, but I dont recomend them for a water dragon.

    Enclosure -
    Water drgons love to climb, so a tall enclosure would be best. Large logs to climb on and bask are also good. The perfect size cage to house ONE adult dragon would be- 6 ft long, 2-3 feet deep and 4-6 feet high.

    Handling-
    When young these lizards can be a little skittish. They are REALLY REALLY FAST and boy can they jump! Handle with care, but dont restrain them to much, after they calm down kinda let them just sit on your hands.

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    Re:Chinese Water Drgaon Care

    In bigger style aquariums a Half land half water setup works great for these guys..
    Here is a link to a very good Chinese Water Dragon Web page with care sheets and lots of excelent info.

    Jayson ;D

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    • #3
      Re:Chinese Water Drgaon Care

      Good post Mitch, yea with half the cage water you could put all kinds of logs hanging over the water, wow that would be cool looking!

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      • #4
        Re:Chinese Water Drgaon Care

        oops i didnt post the link

        http://www.icomm.ca/~dragon/dragoncr.htm

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