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RE: Specific information is needed = )

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Posted by: j3nnay at Mon Apr 16 08:55:32 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by j3nnay ]  
   

>>also you said something about filters for the water
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>>are the filters disposable? that might be a costly expense to throw away weekly but perhaps they are washable only filter ive messed with with water is one for a fishtank and that needed to be changed once a month so it didnt cost to much

You've got the right idea with the fishtank filter. However, fishtanks don't usually have the waste load that a water dragon's water dish would have. I doubt you'd have a pond in there over 10-15 gallons for your water dragon to swim in, though, and those kinds of filters (fishtank filters) at Petco are only 16 bucks, with the replacement pads being about 3 dollars. That's not so bad, considering you'll be spending more than that on food each week.

>>when they get older do they become 'less active' like iguanas do? id like something that wouldnt be so skittish when older

They do calm down when they get older, and IMHO I think they're more enjoyable than most iguanas. They're not going to be quite as almost-affectionate as bearded dragons, but they are fun to have out. I've never had a young one, just my older pair of ladies.

Also, a side note on you moving to an apartment in a year or so - I'd wait until you moved to get the animals. I know from personal experience it is extremely difficult to find an apartment where they will accept pets, much less the large scaley kind. Make sure that you can afford the costs for food and caging, plus any deposits you might have to put down for having a pet. I spend about ... 13 bucks a week, I think, on mealworms, waxworms, and pinkies for my dragons, plus the time spent keeping them clean, misting, and sometimes taking them out.
Just something to keep in mind. I looked for an apartment for 3 months before I found one that would consider allowing my critters to live there too. One! And even that didn't work out because the landlord decided he didn't like snakes after all.

Good luck!

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