Why is my Chinese water dragon keeping his mouth open?

Why is my Chinese water dragon keeping his mouth open?

If your Chinese water dragon keeps its mouth open a lot in a basking area, it could mean that it’d hot and trying to cool down. Opening the mouth helps release excess heat faster. If your Chinese water dragon is not doing this for too long, then there’s no need to worry.

What’s the best way to handle a Chinese water dragon?

Give the dragon a few days to adjust before stressing it out by trying to handle it right away, and then, after it is less skittish at the sight of you, you may gradually begin to hold it for short periods of time during the day.

How tall does a Chinese water dragon get?

Caring for Chinese water dragons is not all that difficult but their needs are very specific (as are most reptile species’). They are arboreal lizards, meaning they climb and like to be up high. An ideal enclosure for one or more adult dragons would measure 6 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet deep and 4 to 6 feet long.

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.

What should I do if I see a dragon in my glass?

Also change the angle of your basking lights if they are causing reflections on the inside of the glass. IF the dragon can see it’s own reflection in the glass it might think another dragon is trying to invade it’s territory and it might be banging against the glass in an attempt to fight it’s own reflection.

How big does an enclosure need to be for a Chinese water dragon?

Housing the Chinese Water Dragon . Water dragons need large enclosures, and the minimum size for an adult dragon is 6 feet long, 2 or 3 feet deep, and 5 or 6 feet tall. An enclosure of this size will likely need to be custom made and is going to be costly.

What should you do if you see a Chinese water dragon?

Typically, they do enjoy being handled. Regular handling is essential to prevent them from becoming too aggressive. If the Chinese water dragon is scared or feels threatened, it may bite or whip its tail. They are pretty active in their environment and like to climb on rocks, up trees, on branches, or in plants.

Are there any morphs for Chinese water dragons?

A morph is a type of animal that’s bred to achieve appearances and markings that aren’t found in the wild. While some Chinese water dragons may display variations in color, like aqua, bright green, and even blue colors, there are no official morphs at this time.

How can I tell if my Chinese water dragon has mouth rot?

This behavior commonly causes rub sores that can lead to full mouth rot. Signs that your Chinese water dragon may have mouth rot are swelling around the mouth, open ulcers at the mouth or nose, and white curd-like secretions around the mouth. As soon as you notice any of these symptoms you should see your reptile vet immediately.