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    Reptiles..

    I deleted my Water Dragon thread, because my mom isn't sure about them

    Well, all of our fish died, so we're looking for something different.

    I'm wondering about a reptile that can live in a 35 gallon tank, and can be held, and isn't too expensive to take care of.

    No snakes, as my mom doesn't like them at all.

    Any suggestions?

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    Some sort of gecko, check them out at your pet store to decide on type, they should know the average size and temperment. They are easiest to take care of I think. I used to have anoles, but they are hard to take care of and you can't really take them out because they are so quick. How about a couple of cockroaches?!
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    What about a turtle?

    I have a Red Eared slider.. They're not hard to take care at all. Squirt just needs a little bit of light and food everynight. I take him out and let him walk around outside in the backyard and such. And im pretty sure a 35 gallon tank is enough, I don't really know though.

    I believe RES are illegal in some states so you might have to check up on that.


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    My mom doesn't like turtles, not sure why.

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    Some easy to care for smallish lizards...

    Leopard Gecko
    Fat Tail Gecko
    Rankins Dragon
    Sandfish Skink
    Schneider's Skink
    Collared Lizards
    Crested Geckos


    Any of those look intetresting?

    Thank you Wolf_Q!

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    Originally posted by WolfChan
    Some easy to care for smallish lizards...

    Leopard Gecko
    Fat Tail Gecko
    Rankins Dragon
    Sandfish Skink
    Schneider's Skink
    Collared Lizards
    Crested Geckos


    Any of those look intetresting?
    Thanks! I've been quite interested in Skinks, I'm going to find some more information on all of them.

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    www.kingsnake.com has forums for skinks where you can find lots of info.

    Thank you Wolf_Q!

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    Thanks!

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    I believe I read somewhere that Skinks don't like to be handled, is that true?

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    We're getting a Water Dragon

    We went back to the reptile place today and we talked to the owner, he said that one of them could live their whole life in a 35 gallon tank, and gave us lots of information.

    So our tank will be ready for it around Tuesday

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    Water dragons get BIG!! Like...three feet long or bigger sometimes. Please don't put one in a 35 gallon for longer than a year.

    Thank you Wolf_Q!

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    http://www.reptileforums.com/care_sh...ter_dragon.htm
    ^Excellent water dragon care sheet^

    A few exerpts...

    Size: Adult males can reach up to three feet in length. Females are slightly smaller.

    Enclosure: Young water dragons can start in a 10-gallon tank but will quickly outgrow this enclosure. Adult water dragons should be kept in an enclosure that is at least 4 feet by 3 feet. The larger the enclosure the better since too small of an enclosure can cause the water dragon to rub its snout until a bacterial infection occurs.



    http://www.herphangout.com/caresheet.php?sheet=8

    Another decent care sheet..

    Max Length: 40 in.

    40 gallon tank is minimum, adults will need 70+ gallon tank. Screen Lid required for air exchange. Large water bowl with airstone. Waterfall can be used to simulate natural environment.

    Thank you Wolf_Q!

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    oh, I just realised you already got one

    I have a schneider's! She is very cute and easy to take care of.

    Niņo & Eliza



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    Originally posted by WolfChan
    Water dragons get BIG!! Like...three feet long or bigger sometimes. Please don't put one in a 35 gallon for longer than a year.
    Well the owner said it was fine since 75% of their size is tail, also the adults they had there didn't look too big, and the tank also looked about the same size as ours.

    However, we will probably end up getting a bigger tank in the future anyway, as I also was expecting him to say that he could live in it for a year or so, but he said all it's life.

    I am prepared though, if we need a bigger tank, as we already thought we'd need to get a bigger one when he grew.

    *EDIT* Actually we went there to get something else, as we didn't think we could get one, but I kept going back to them because I just love them.

    So we will get a bigger tank in the future, as long as he can live there for a bit.

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    Hey if you want Leopard Geckos, I still have 3 hatchlings from last year available - one is going for $40. the other two $50 each.

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