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Posted by: j3nnay at Thu Apr 26 10:50:35 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by j3nnay ]  
   

You can't keep a water dragon in a tank for more than a year, maybe two at most. They get too big and they get frustrated by the glass. I tried a tank for my adults and it was a HORRIBLE idea - I think I mentioned this before, they repeatedly jumped off of branches into the side of the tank. Needless to say they did not stay in the tank.

As far as pinkies go, you can just breed your own. Get a boy mouse, a girl mouse or two, and viola - pinkies everywhere. If you get fancy mice the family owned petstore might buy the adult offspring from you to sell as pets.

Check the animals over in the tanks at the family owned petstore. Ask them where they got the animals from. I can just about guarantee you that petsmart gets theirs as wildcaught imports. Look the babies over, look for bright, clear eyes and good weight. See if the nose is rubbed at all, and how active it is - healthy babies will try to escape. You could also order one from LLL reptile, or check the kingsnake classifieds for people who'll ship baby dragons.

Please make sure you consider the eventual cost and things that'll come up in the future. Where are you going to be 10 years from now? Will you still be able to have the dragon in 10 years?

Don't mean to lecture, or nag... I just worked for a shelter for a while and saw way too many animals come in whose owners couldn't take the animal with them when they moved. Just something to keep in mind.

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