||One and a half years old|
||Chinese Water Dragon|
||Pacific Northwest, USA|
boyz are actually the second and third water dragons that I've
owned. The first water dragon was Jake, he ended up getting sick and
passing away around Christmas '99, very hard for myself and my
daughter. I call them 'The Boyz' because it's very hard to tell them
apart and to also tell their if their male or female. Currently, they
are about 16 inches from nose to the end of their tale (they've grown
about 2 inches). These guys aren't very social, but they are very
enjoyable to watch. When I go to my office at home, I always tell them
"Hello" and "Good Morning," and they always know I'm talking to them.
I can tell because they turn their heads and look up at me. They're
very therapeutic to watch. They eat a couple dozen crickets a week,
but their favorite food is mealworms. Every other week they get a good
swim in the bathtub. I'm always very careful with their health and any
little change in their color & behavior, the vet gets a call. They
have the best coloring I've ever seen on any type of lizard: greens,
blues, oranges and reds. I'm currently designing a wall of shelves and
plants for them to roam about in, but they really don't like coming
out of their nylon screened cage.
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