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Old 04-11-2007, 10:54 PM
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Default General enquiry regarding Water dragons and Green Basiliscs Care and compatibility.

Hi Guys, would like some input please.

As many are no doubt aware in the past, present and prolly future some ppl keep Water dragons [green atleast] basiliscs [erm..green atleast] and iguanas [erm... ] together whilst they are about the same size atleast.

Just thinking about a few things and realsied "i dont know" some things [obviously theres loads i dont know but i mean case specific]

Are there any specific care and husbandry differences between Green water dragons and Green basiliscs?
[Physignathus Cocincinus and Basiliscus Plumifrons]

Does or has anyone here kept them together, or indeed seperately and what are your thoughts?

or do you know anyone who has?

Can you point me in the direction of any articles relating to such things?

ALSO..having never mixed species myself.... does the "one male per viv" general rule apply when they are of different species???
any personal experience on this one greatly appreciated.

Any input will be appreciated,
thanks everyone.

Dean

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Old 05-11-2007, 12:37 AM
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the AVS book by phillipe de vosjoli on waterdragons has good information on basilisks too
i one did see years ago in a cage two waterdragons sharing a cage with 2 plumbed basilisks and a sailfins dragon and they seemed quite happy but didn't think any better as was before i was on internet and forums but looked nice
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:34 AM
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i have quite a few books that say about mixing them, will have a look which ones they are in in a bit. they dont have any different requirements and yes the male rule applies, either have 1 male wd or 1 basilisk.
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as far as im aware this can be done but they have to be kept in a huge enclosure so as to give the wd and the basilisk enough room to have their own territory,and of course room to run around in especially the basilisk.if you also supply them with a pond you may even get the basilisk to show its normal behaviour of running on water.how cool would that be??
the male rule does apply to different species so you could have 1.1 basilisk and 0.2 wds or the other way round.depending on the size of the enclosure obviously
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Cheers guys.
Is what i thought, having read all the care sheets about on either species ive not noticed any difference in husbandry.

I have however noticed a HUGE difference in recomended enclosure size for each species though... not between the 2 but from one site to another.. a HUGE difference lol.

Also having seen a fair few 1-3 year old individuals of each species ive never come across one that is anywhere near the size they each apparently reach which is why I wander do they take more than a couple of years to reach full size?

What would you guys personally recomend for enclosure size?
Be it one basilisc
one wd
a trio of one or the other
and/or a shared viv of one male and erm...3 females?

Also.. if a single male would over sex a single female of that species having a female of the other wouldnt do anything to ease it up would it?

For that reason I dont think its applicable with any form of breeding in mind.
what do you guys reckon?
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:18 AM
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a lot of the size is tail, maybe this is why they look different. i actually had a male wd that wasn't far off the size of an iggy but ive also seen some the size of females, just one of those things.
as for size....uhm i'd say a minimum of 6x4x2/3ft, again depends on actaully animal but my wd doesn't get around much where as my male was well active and would be better off in a zoo sized enclosure.
having 1.1 and 0.1 wouldn't help with the female being hassled, you'd need at least 2 females for 1 male of same species.
hopefully that all makes sense.
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would a 6ft x 2ft x 6ft high be engouh space for 1 male and 2 female WD's?

i have a 1.1 pair and worried she might get harrased by the little feller. just bit a new viv so hoping i could get another girly in there for him...
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yeah that'll be fine
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