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what is the best kind of dragon/lizard to get
hi all, i was wondering what was the best kind of dragon/lizard was best to get and if anyone has any for sale. preferably small.
- 26-Apr-12, 05:36 PM #2Regular Member
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- mornington peninsula,vic
the one you have set your enclosure up to house properly
theres no easy answer,look into different species and there needs,theres lots of small agamids that do well in captivity,have u got a cage set up yet,what size is encloure,what temps have u set up in it,does it have uvb lighting and do you have a ready supply of insects ect it will need to be fed
Yep Komodo great for your first
- 26-Apr-12, 06:20 PM #5
what is your setup like first? size of the enclosure, heating, UV, substrate...do you want an adult, hatchie, juvie or sub adult?Bearded Dragon: 'Yoda'
Stimson Python: 'Keiko'
there were a few handy threads started in the lizard section comparing all different types. i found them really informative, maybe have a look at thoseSOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.
i don't have a cage yet but am just making some enquires
Get what you want so long as you do your homework properly on what you are getting & the proper housing & feeding requirements.
That way you have what YOU want & will enjoy.
IanDon't believe everthing you hear & read.
Sometimes experience & wisdom are better options.
- 27-Apr-12, 05:28 PM #9
i would recommend central netted dragons or pygmy bearded dragons! but like everyone has said, do a bit of research first as to what each species requirements are.1 Diamond Python (Heidi), 1 Darwin Carpet Python (Blaze), 3 Children's Pythons (Charlie, Eleanor & Boo Radley), 3 Black Soil Dragons (Icarus, Calypso & Rocket), 2 Central Netted Dragons (Triton & Sally), and 1 Corgidor (Bonnie).
- 27-Apr-12, 05:51 PM #10
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I would recommend a Komodo Dragon, nah just kidding.
I reckon a Beardie is great, preferably Central or Pygmy. Also Blue Tongues and Shinglebacks are popular as well.
As everyone has said before me, it depends on what you are interested in also what your budget is as some of the lizards can be expensive.
I chose a Central Beardie as a first pet, I have only had him 3 weeks but I do not regret it at all.5 x Jungles, 2 x Spotted's, 2 x Bredli's and 1 x Central Beardie
- 27-Apr-12, 06:22 PM #11
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- Vic, Australia
Beardie/Bluey/Cunningham/Shingleback are all great imoDon't Play With Snakes...
If you're looking for a small species and just do a bit of research into the husbandry requirements I'd recommend a painted dragon, they are small and beautiful looking lizards. Pygmy bearded dragons are another option probably cheaper but their colours aren't as striking. The best thing you can do is find some species you like, make a short list, and then look into if theres anything specific that you will need to ensure that particular species requires. Lizards do make excellent pets and I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy whatever species you do decide to keep.
If want a smaller dragon get a pygmy.
if you want a bigger one, that you can get in different colours get a central bearded dragon.
get your enclosure set up before getting a lizard, you can pick them up cheap on ebay. (tanks/enclosures that is)
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