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RE: Blue head tree dragons…

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Posted by: Spawn at Sat Mar 24 14:54:32 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Spawn ]  
   

Hello Jobi:
I agree with you. Very little to nothing is known about these animals but that is because being a "common" species that is inexpensive nobody cares about them. I have not kept them except a pair briefly that I picked up for a friend a few years back. They are savannah animals that thrive in mixed humidity regions. Along rivers obviously the humidity would be a little higher than areas more out in the open. I have had success with Savannah loving species as Armadillo lizards (Genus Cordylus) are among my favorite lizards.
I'm sure you know this but for the benefit of others who might be new in here (and I'm sure the number grows daily with the lively talks we've had of late)I would take a slightly more humid route until the animals are established and feeding well. I wish I knew more about them but the african agamids I've had more experience with are Red Head Agamas and Laudakia species. Red Heads will stay in fairly drab colors until they really feel secure at which time the males become so bright they turn from twenty dollar lizards to 200 dollar lizards. I suspect these guys will do the same. Ingo is right about them being kept like Oplurus. The one thing I have noticed is that african agamas quite often will take beetles as their strong jaws can easily crush the chitinous exoskeletons. They also will eat lizards though we wouldn't want to give them any ideas in a room full of other lizards, would we. Several species of Plated Lizards also come from the region.
Finally, Yes I think these lizards should be included in the "Tree Agama" family so everyone that has these please feel free to jump in. They really are nice lizards and once they stop bringing them in everyone will want them. I think it's better to learn the tricks while they are available and inexpensive rather than when they are expensive and hard to come by.
Good Luck with them.
Have a Great Day!!!


   

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