Boyd's Forest Dragon

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  1. neven

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    iluvsmyreptiles Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful animals!
    I have never kept one, but a mate has a few eggs in the incubator right now, so when they hatch and I get one I shall let you know ;) Can't wait!
     
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    i was told the next issue of reptiles australia will have them in there
     
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    iluvmyreptiles do you no how much they are worth??
    yeh let me now how they are when you get them cos how awsome do they look... i love there purple kinda colouring...
    ta nev
     
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    They are the BEST!
    I think they usually go for about $600 as hatchies, over $1000 as adults.
    Good luck finding them though, not many around, although they ARE there.
    Not hard to keep, just very diferent requirements to a beardie. No basking spot, PBT of about 30C, will only eat live food usually, but some will eat fruit I believe. Altogether awesome animals though, 1st on my list when I get my class 2.
     
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    My friend will be selling his for around the $350 mark. They are a more expensive dragon.
     
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    WOW i was thinkin oh yeh bout 200 max :(
    dammit im to pov... lol... wats PBT magpie?
    and do you need a different license for them than the beardies??
    nev
     
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    I've heard they dont bask to thermoregulate, could someone please tell me how they regulate their temp? very fascinating animal. also heard they've become endangered dus to climate change.very nice looking animal, reminds me of iguanas.
     
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    They are class 2 Neven.
    ...and on a lot of ppls wish lists.
     
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    yeh magpie said that... but in melbourne terms is that under a basic license? cos we only have basic and advance licenses...
    ta nev
     
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    can't help you there, I'm not in Victoria.
     
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    Have a look in the species list that came with ya licence Nev, it will tell you which licence you need for them,
     
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    A member on this site keeps them. Adam (ad) might be able to help out with how to keep them healthy in captivity.
     
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    we cant keep em in vic neven :(

    i may cry now :cry:
     
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    Boyds forest dragon (Hypsilurus boydii) is one of two species in this family that acures in Australia the other is the southern angle headed dragon (Hypsilurus spinipes) Boyds being the northern species, both really great animals
     
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    i heard from a reliable source that the boyds in the next issue of reptiles australia will actually be photos of his animals
     
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    that would be cool because my spinipes artical is going in the one after
     
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    excellent if this is true what i hear and i have no reason to doubt it because i trust the person that told me this magazine should have some excellent articles in the next few issues
     
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    I'll be sure to get the next issue ;)
     
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