Do Chinese water dragons need a hide?
We don’t recommend screen enclosures for water dragons as it is very difficult to keep the humidity right. These will last you until your dragon is about 2.5′ long. (All body measurements include the tail.) Adult dragons need an enclosure of no less than 4′ wide 2′ deep and 6′ high.
What to do if your chinese water dragon has an infection?
To help your Chinese water dragon clear the infection, keep temperatures in the tank on the higher end. Review humidity levels and other living conditions. Also, take your dragon to the vet, as medication might be required. 6. Snout banging (snout damage/rostral rubbing) in Chinese water dragons
What are the signs of a Chinese water dragon?
Worming or antibiotics are quite harsh on the organism and can also wreck a healthy gut flora. Signs of internal parasites are weight loss, runny or smelly poop, pooping blood, bloating, lethargy, no appetite (or normal appetite but no weight gain). Even those Chinese water dragons that have lived in captivity can develop a higher parasitic load.
Do you know the sex of Your Water Dragon?
Know the sex of your water dragons before placing multiple individuals in an enclosure together. More than one male may result in battles. Stores that sell reptiles often carry Chinese water dragons, also known as the green water dragon or Asian water dragon.
Why do Chinese water dragons Bang on walls?
Most Chinese water dragons tend to bang their snout against the glass or even solid walls. That’s because they don’t seem to understand the concept of glass, or cannot see barriers. They can also run into the wall when scared, and hit it with their snout.
What should I know about a Chinese water dragon?
This page covers all of the most commonly asked questions that new Chinese water dragon owners ask- dragon not eating, lethargic, proper temps and lighting, common ailments, snout damage, arm waving, dragon holding it’s mouth open, staying under water – it’s all covered!
What causes a Chinese water dragon to not lay eggs?
Dystocia (egg binding) in Chinese water dragons Dystocia, or egg binding, is when a gravid female Chinese water dragon cannot lay all or some of her eggs. This can be caused by different reasons, including weak muscles or bones, lack of heat/UVB in the cage, calcium deficiency or lack of an egg laying site.
What to do if your chinese water dragon has mouth rot?
Weakened immune system can also lead to mouth rot. If your Chinese water dragon has mouth rot, start washing its mouth with diluted Betadine (1:100 – mild brown solution) or scrub and applying antibiotic ointment (without any painkiller) once a day until the infection has cleared.
What kind of diseases can a Chinese water dragon get?
Internal parasites or bacteria in Chinese water dragons Internal parasites in Chinese water dragons can lead to a chain of problems. They can lead to weight loss, damage to intestinal lining, stunted growth and even death. A big range of internal parasites and bacteria include nematodes, protozoans, tapeworms, salmonella and more.