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Old July 18th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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Meet Draco

This is our 3 year old Bearded Dragon.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 02:54 PM
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Beautiful!!! We are "dragon-sitting" right now for one of my students for the summer! Pudge & Ginger are pretty cute, and I love having them here! We almost bought a dragon last fall, but chose to get a veiled chameleon instead. Chip is his name!!
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1 house gecko - George (RIP)
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 03:59 PM
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My daughter wanted to get a chameleon too but I heard they are harder to care for and that they had to have an upright tank? We were thinking about it because I have an empty 30 gallon tank, I might get some fish instead. What type of lights does your lizard have, if you can send me a pic of your tank. Thanks
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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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Chip is in a 30 gallon tank, with lots of sticks and vines to climb on. We'd like to eventually get one of those mesh uprights but they are pricey, so in time we will!! He has a heat lamp and a UV light - thats it! We had a waterfall in there for him but it was crappy, so we bought him this water dish that bubbles & he loves it! I will take a picture of it tomorrow - hubby has the camera right now, then I will post it!!! We also have a large tree type plant that we put him on in the livingroom & he likes that a lot too! He isn't any more or less difficult to care for really - his lights are cheaper than the 3 a dragon needs, but he still eats crickets & worms, and needs it warm. He's pretty easy to care for actually! I will post that pic tomorrow!!!
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1 dog - Brick
2 cats - Spunky & Tux
1 very mean tiger barb (who killed all of our other fish)
3 leopard geckos - Dave, Jenn & Jane (gone back to their original owner)

GONE TO CRITTER HEAVEN:
1 house gecko - George (RIP)
2 giant african land snailS - Kaimah (RIP) & Kamau (RIP)
2 baby african land snails - Tiny & Pokey (RIP)
1 Veiled Chameleon - Chip (RIP)
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Old July 24th, 2005, 08:55 PM
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Ok, here it is! Apparently it's not good to have them in glass tanks either, but we have plants on either side of him so I don't think the reflection bothers him much. He's growing and healthy, that's what is important!!
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1 dog - Brick
2 cats - Spunky & Tux
1 very mean tiger barb (who killed all of our other fish)
3 leopard geckos - Dave, Jenn & Jane (gone back to their original owner)

GONE TO CRITTER HEAVEN:
1 house gecko - George (RIP)
2 giant african land snailS - Kaimah (RIP) & Kamau (RIP)
2 baby african land snails - Tiny & Pokey (RIP)
1 Veiled Chameleon - Chip (RIP)
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:52 PM
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Thats what I was thinking, yours looks healthy and you have had him for a while so why do they have to have special tanks. Sometimes I think the petstore just tell you that stuff so that you spend more money there. I'll have to get a book on them and read up, maybe I'll still let my daughter get one. Thanks for sending the pic. Draco is in a 90 gal tank. I was trying to see if I could get another lizard to put in with him, but was told as he is a male that they are territorial so not to do it, to put a female in during mating is ok but not all the time. Thats why we were thinking of something different for the other tank, I wanted a tortise but they cost about $500.
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