Hey man i've now got my AWD and he is settling in nicely. Thought id drop you a link incase you'd like to take a gander http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...thread-56.html
Also, i haven't began taming him yet but when i do i'd like to be able to hand/tweezer feed. Any suggestions for how to make him comfortable enough to take food from me? Eating in-front of me would be a start lol.
RE Aussie water dragons. No problem, pleasure to help. I threw a grape into one of the enclosures last summer and one of my females "killed" and ate it as it rolled across the floor (the enclosures I have are 3 metres by 3 metres). But this is the only time I can remember them eating veg/ fruit. I would advise you make sure the feeder insects are full of veg/fruit instead, they will get the vits/minerals that way.
Re Aussie water dragons (Sorry for the delay in replying). I don't think a mesh cage is good for them. I think they will feel more secure and will be easier to keep warm with a wooden (or similiar material) sided viv.
Very difficult to give advise re amount of food to give them. Mine live in large groups and I simply fill the feeder dish every day/every other day for 6 months of the year, the rest of the year they choose not to feed. They help themselves to what they want when they are feeding. As my adults produce lots of eggs, and feed more than non breeding females any advice I give re quantity will be misleading. I only use insects as food, I don't recommend rodents, they don't need them.
Temps summer 24-28c background with a hotter basking spot. Winter temps cold house temps for a couple of months (say around around 10-20c )