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RE: Need Help/Advice on Water Dragons!

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Posted by: rickgordon at Thu Nov 4 23:48:32 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rickgordon ]  
   

I do not believe that waterdragons are harder then iguanas, just the opposite, iguanas eat alot and are more sensitive to dietary imbalances, and they are extremely dirty and require a lot of up keep. I bred waterdragons for many years, never used a uvb lamp, most are crap anyway,they rarely produce the spectrum they claim and the spectrum degrades in a matter of weeks, and all of them are over priced. a few minutes a week exposure to unfiltered natural sunlight will do more then 24 hrs a day of the best lamp. Unlike iguanas Water dragons eat whole animals which have alot of natural dietary D3, so metabolic bone disease is less common. I use phosphorus free calcium suppliments with D3, natural unfiltered sunlight, and I feed zoophobas, hissing roaches and crickets to the babies and switch them to pinkies and mice as soon as possible. Mice are very well balanced, so once you get your waterdragon eating them you only need calcium suppliments when your double clutching your females.


   

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