Housing: a wooden vivarium of at least 46" in length and 34'' in height. Heating: basking temperature of o F, cool end of 80 o F. Diet: insectivore, will eat various livefoods dusted in vitamins. Decoration: damp substrate to raise humidity, structures for climbing. A Chinese water dragon is best kept in a large wooden vivarium. This is because wood is an excellent insulator of heat and so a wooden vivarium will make it easier to control the crucial temperatures required inside the habitat.
This care sheet is showing the way we found works best for us from our many years of experience of caring for this species. They are very well adapted to living in trees and can climb "like monkeys. Young water dragons can be kept in something like an Exo terra 36" x 18" x 24" for about the first months of life. Note: You cannot keep them from growing by housing them in a small cage.
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With over 50 years collective experience in the reptile trade we have a wealth of knowledge on offer to help with any reptile related problems you may have. These care sheets are written by the staff at Reptiles Plus and are how we would suggest caring for and keeping each of the following animals. All heating should be positioned at same end of the tank, creating a hot basking end. The opposite end should have no heating, creating a cool end. Water dragons do not require a night time drop in temperature.