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Chinese Water Dragon

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  • For ages 14 & up
  • Lives approximately 15 years
  • Solitary
  • Omnivore
  • Diurnal
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Chinese water dragons are healthiest and happiest living alone. They love water and do well with small water features in the habitat. Provide water in an easily accessible, deep water dish for full-body soaking and swimming and be sure to change water daily. Diurnal, they are active during the day and sleep at night. They eat both plant and animal matter and enjoy insects as well as fruits, vegetables and flowers. Chinese water dragons have muscular back legs that help them climb and swim, as well as jump or leap from object to object.

Pet Features at a Glance

  • For ages 14 & up
  • Lives approximately 15 years
  • Solitary
  • Omnivore
  • Diurnal

Things to remember

Handling
Wait 3-4 days for your pet to adjust to his new surroundings, then try holding him for short amounts of time. Take care to never handle him by the tail - it could break off.

Nutrition
Chinese water dragons eat live insects, like "gut loaded" (feed the insects a special supplement so they have extra nutrients) crickets, mealworms or waxworms.

Habitat
Use a 55-gallon or larger, glass or glass/screen terrarium with a screen top for ventilation.

Lighting
Use a daytime UVA/UVB fluorescent bulb for approximately 12 hours of light per day to help your pet process calcium.

Bedding
Line a juvenile's (less than 6" long) home with reptile carpet to prevent ingestion of bedding. For adults, (larger than 6" long) line the home with 2"- 3" of coconut fiber or bark bedding.Remove waste weekly and change bedding at least once a month.

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Chinese Water Dragon
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Chinese Water Dragon is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST LIZARD EVER My Chinese Water Dragon, Raptor, turned 1 year old last month and is already 2 feet long!! I'm going to have to build a cage for him, but nothing unexpected. Great lizard for EXPERIENCED owners and very great personality. He loves to hang out on my arm and runing around my room. I made a makeshift leash for him and now I take him out in public, people love him! All in all a great lizard, and friend.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Best Friend <3 My beautiful Sushi is turning 11 years old this August! I adopted her when she was 4 months old and we've been inseparable since. She started in a 40 gallon aquarium and then I got her a 6' long aquarium for her second Christmas. They are easy to care for once we figured out a routine. From being her mommy I've learned quite a few things the hard way: -Use terrarium carpet. I was told to use natural substrate and we had to rush her to the emergency vet because it got into her eyes and she almost lost her sight! -Make sure they have a good quality UVB bulb and are exposed at least 10 hours per day. -They traditionally do not like greens; however, give it to them. I have to put hers in a processor! If not they won't have a balanced diet. -Best way to keep humidity is to get a humidifier and attached a long plastic tube that sits on top of her metal screen habitat cover. She loves it! -Make sure the calcium supplement is phosphorus free! -Have their water container be large enough for them to submerge at least 50% of their body. I really hope these tips help! My water baby is so amazing! Hopefully she loves me as much as I love her! <3
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT A GREAT REPTILE Chinese water dragons are not very simple creatures and have some serious requirements. 60-80% humidity at all times, 6x5x3 custom enclosures as adults, and get mouth rot very easily. You can keep a baby in a 20-40 gallon for up to a year, but then you need to uograde drastically. A 55 gallon tank will NOT be enough for your CWD. Please make sure to do some realy thorough research on these animals before adding them to the family. They are extremely smart reptiles and can even recognize you or certain supplies. Mine run for me when i have the spray bottle out, they directly drink from the spray bottle and it's extremely cute. They love to explore and will calm down more as they age. Babies tend to be a little jumpy/runny and can get lost in a large, cluttered room, so be sure to dragon-proof your room before letting them explore. With proper care, these beauties can be very rewarding!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not just for those 14+ I bought my 8 year old son a Water Dragon for Christmas. He is absolutely in love with him. The dragon is very tolerant of him and everyone else. He has never offered to bite or shown any signs of aggression. I would only recommend buying one if you have a lot of extra money to spend, as they require a TON of extras. I have spent over $500 in (NEEDED) supplies. 1. You'll need a HUGE enclosure for it. They love to climb, so height is important. 2. Things to climb such as braches and vines. 3. Bedding (although they don't spend much time on the ground) some recommend reptile carpet, but others like coconut bark. I have been told about it getting in their eyes, but mine doesn't do anything but poo in it. Rest of the time he's in the vines. 4. Extra large water dishes/pools 5. Waterfalls or water feature although not necessary, they LOVE it. 6. Humidity controls (automatic is best unless you're home all day to constantly monitor levels) or spray bottle with hygrometer 7. FOOD! Lots of it! We've spent approx. $50 in various worms/crickets/calcium powder etc. in a month's time. Although once older I don't think he'll eat as much or as often. 8. LIGHTING! It will need a UVB bulb and we have UVA as well. 9. Heating. We use a ceramic heater at night as well as a heating pad. 10. Hygrometer/thermometer to measure temps and humidity 11. Food dish, rocks to climb on, hammock to sleep on (not necessary, but useful) They also have no idea what glass is and will constantly try to go through it, by either leaping into it, or rubbing their face on it. So you'll also be wise to buy some climbing background or put up paper so they don't try to go through it. All of this is stuff I wish I had known about, in detail before buying, although I read a lot about them, I never got a full list of stuff I'd need or the cost. So here it is for you and hope it helps you make a wise decision. With all this being said, they make great pets. Just know you'll be in for some immediate costs up front to have a happy healthy water dragon. I rated them at 3 stars for all the cost of keeping them. The Dragon itself gets 5 stars!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best lizard ever I just bought I water dragon three days ago, she is just under a year and her name is emerald. I would recommend this pet to anyone looking for a great pet with an amazing personality.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable and super sweet!!!!! Despite what people say about these dragons, they are super sweet cuddly little creatures and will be your best friend forever!!!!! They actually are similar to a beardie except a little jumpier. They have the same care requirements as a beardie so I won't tell you all that but mine is about five months old and he's super sweet and doesn't bite. Get one of these for a best cuddly friend!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lizard!!!! :) I got this water dragon and he is awesome!! He is very active and likes me a lot. He also like to climb and sit in his water dish they are great reptiles!!!!!!!!!:):)
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lizard ever I would recommend this pet because they are fun to watch, I got one for Christmas and his name is Leo, I am waiting for him to become an adult so I can have like a little Dino-dog
Date published: 2014-07-01
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How big do they get

Asked by: Dustin Corbitt
males can grow up to 3ft and females 2ft
Answered by: Tammy654
Date published: 2018-07-16

Do you get a tropical tank are a dessert tank?

Asked by: 2ydyhgjgyg
tropical tank
Answered by: Tammy654
Date published: 2018-07-16

what is the best cage brand to get?

Asked by: batpig101
Building your own is best with all the safe products for a dragon. At least 4.5 feet tall so finding one to buy will be slim to none chances. At least what I've found out anyways.
Answered by: Kbyrd
Date published: 2018-04-18

Whats the smallest tank i can put my water dragon in

Asked by: Droopy45
Nothing less than 75 for juvienille. Adult will most likely need custom built viv.
Answered by: Kbyrd
Date published: 2018-04-18

How big of a tank will a water dragon lizard need and also a red eared slider&nbsp;

Asked by: Robeck22
55.gallons as stated above is too small. Finding an enclosure big enough for an adult will be hard so building one at least 4.5 ft tall 3 feet deep and 4 feet wide.
Answered by: Kbyrd
Date published: 2018-05-13

how big do they grow?

Asked by: batpig101
3 feet long
Answered by: Tuidhkigklfd
Date published: 2018-05-13

Do you have to have a license&nbsp; To have a Chinese water dragon

Asked by: Fame
no
Answered by: jackson666
Date published: 2018-05-13

what size tank is needed for the cwd

Asked by: jamesgreg
It depends on age. If it is a juvenile, it is possible to start out in a 40 gallon tank, but you will ultimately need to upgrade. Since CWDs can grow to around 3ft, it is important to give them a terrarium longer than the dragon itself. As an adult, I'd recommend AT LEAST a 4 foot long, 4 foot width, and 6 foot tall tank (The height needs to be tall since they are arboreal lizards, meaning they spend most of their time up high in tree branches and vines) Of course you could go bigger, but this is the bare minimum for a happy dragon! Hope this helps!
Answered by: DragonHeart1200
Date published: 2018-05-13
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