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asian water dragon. [Oct. 13th, 2008|05:43 pm]
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[xripley]
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I really am hopeing to get a asian water dragon,
but i've been hearing more and more how much work they are.
I have a very busy schedual and am worried that i wont have enough time for the little guy/girl.
Also im concered about how difficult it is to take care of them.
I've been recherching them on the internet for some time,
and it seems they need a lot  of things to live with.
such as complicated temperatures and mesuring this and that.
they also need a aquarium in their tank?

If there are any owners of a water dragon please help me,
here are some questions..

How hard are they really to take care of ?
What does it absolutly need for survival?
Do you need a aquarium in their tank?
How important is it to get the temperature perfect?

PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE help,
any advise would be much apperciated.
thank you
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[User Picture]From: mokele
2008-10-13 10:11 pm (UTC)
Honestly, if you have a busy schedule and don't have room for a HUGE enclosure, I'd strongly advise against them. I have no idea why they're sold so often, because they're not an easy lizard to deal with: hyperactive, easily spooked, fast, highly arboreal, and they need a huge cage.

They're not impossible, but I'd advise trying another species.
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[User Picture]From: xripley
2008-10-14 08:02 pm (UTC)

thanks

Oh thanks, do you have any suggestions of a easy pet?
That is a lizard, and something like the water dragon?
(looks similar?)

much appreciated. :)
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[User Picture]From: mokele
2008-10-14 09:59 pm (UTC)

Re: thanks

Nothing that looks terribly similar (iguanas are even worse pets, ditto for basilisks). For an easy lizard, I'd suggest bearded dragons and leopard geckos.
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