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Old 05-03-2013, 06:54 PM
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Question What to buy for a water dragon

Yo, first post hehe.

I want a water dragon (not sure if I can translate it like this).

So I went to the pet shop, and the dood said it will cost me at least 300 $ for a starter kit, ie, the vivarium and the lamp.

I dont want to spend that much on the kit so I went to a craiglist and found some... Most of them are sold with the reptiles but I dont want them. I found this one here which is sold clean.

150 $
36 x 18 x 16 inches. Included: heating carpet, light
edit: I figured it is about 43 american gallons. edit2... hmm 45 gallons lol

Basically I want to know if this is enough for a small water dragon ( which I will buy for 35$ at the pet shop.)

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:06 PM
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Yo, first post hehe.

I want a water dragon (not sure if I can translate it like this).

So I went to the pet shop, and the dood said it will cost me at least 300 $ for a starter kit, ie, the vivarium and the lamp.

I dont want to spend that much on the kit so I went to a craiglist and found some... Most of them are sold with the reptiles but I dont want them. I found this one here which is sold clean.

150 $
36 x 18 x 16 inches. Included: heating carpet, light
edit: I figured it is about 43 american gallons. edit2... hmm 45 gallons lol

Basically I want to know if this is enough for a small water dragon ( which I will buy for 35$ at the pet shop.)
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I'm pretty sure they need a larger enclosure though....pretty big enclosures when big as they love to climb and need height aswell as length/depth i think
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Artisan is right, an adult CWD will need a large viv as males can reach around 3ft in length and females 2ft.
The smallest viv I would recommend if you want a happy thriving lizard is 6ft long, 5ft high and 2ft deep with lots of climbing and hiding spots.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:24 PM
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thanks for the answers.

the water dragon I had in my hands was about 6 inches long.

How much time would it take to growth enough to lack space in that vivarium ?

edit: basically I want to know if I could put my reptile in that vivarium for like 2 years or so , then change it for a bigger one.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 PM
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thanks for the answers.

the water dragon I had in my hands was about 6 inches long.

How much time would it take to growth enough to lack space in that vivarium ?

edit: basically I want to know if I could put my reptile in that vivarium for like 2 years or so , then change it for a bigger one.
Two years definitely not. They hatch around 6 inches and will be fully grown by 2 years old, around 20 inches by a year. A viv the size you mentioned wouldn't be good at all because of the lack of height and depth as they like to climb.

A viv around 4x3x2 (length x height x depth) would do from hatchling to around 14-16 months I would say and then you'd want to upgrade to the "adult size" viv of 6x5x2 or larger. Of course something like 3x2x2 would be fine for a 6 inch CWD too but it'd need upgrading after half a year to 9 months so you might as well get something a bit larger rather than having to upgrade three times.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:07 PM
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ok good. I think I found a bigger one that would fit...here

6 feets height x 4 large x 2 depth

The problem is they're selling it with 2x 3 year female water dragons which I dont want.

I would feel bad to buy it with the animals.... and somehow get rid of them. Maybe I could give them to some petshop ?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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ok good. I think I found a bigger one that would fit...here

6 feets height x 4 large x 2 depth

The problem is they're selling it with 2x 3 year female water dragons which I dont want.

I would feel bad to buy it with the animals.... and somehow get rid of them. Maybe I could give them to some petshop ?
If you can find a decent pet shop or reptile rescue that will take them I don't see why not, you could also build one for much less vivs are very easy to put together
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