Boyds....

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by Mr.James, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. Mr.James

    Mr.James Very Well-Known Member

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    Took a few pics today..
     

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    Great pics mr boyd, how old are they?
     
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    Mr.James Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Deejay

    1 week - 4yrs old.
     
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    The_Dreaded_Pets Well-Known Member

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    stunning dragons i cant wait untill i can get some oneday no room/money 1 of my fav dragons
     
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    They are just awsome, still around the top of my list on things to get, no chance on a swap for some netteds i guess mr boyd
     
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    thanks for sharing with us mate! these are the best!!!
    Can't wait to get some one day
     
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    Gorgoues! I've been meaning to get some Angle heads this year.
    Just need to see how I got for space haha.
     
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    Mr.James Very Well-Known Member

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    They are amazing dragons, like miniature dinosaurs!

    Bigi - sorry mate no chance, I'm trying to cut back on mouths to feed...lol but I do love netteds!
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    Are you breeding any Hypsilurus spinipes or just boydii?
     
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    Just the boydii
     
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    Grogshla Very Well-Known Member

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    What size enclosure would i need for an adult boyd?
    I know height is more important with this species??
     
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    Very spunky! The hatches r too cute I've got mine in an almost bare tank didn't know I could put that much in- will definitely have a play tomorrow : ) they look so big and healthy, I can't wait for mine to grow a bit so they are like yours ,any tricks for feeding?
     
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    no chance for me then, i was going to offer 6 for 2, thats definately too many mouths for you to feed, but reduces mine, hahaha
     
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    Depends on how much room you have, the bigger the better. For one or a pair of adults, 4ft High x 4ft long x 2ft deep.

    hahaha..Definitely! I've got more and more cricket crunchers popping out ever few weeks!

    You should be careful when first starting out breeding, when it comes to feeding hatchies the first two weeks are the most risky learning to catch there food, if using coco or palm peat. Compaction can occur. For this reason I find crickets the best source of food instead of tiny woodies. I have never had any kind of problems mine go straight from the incubator into a 2ft high x 2ft long x 2ft deep glass enclosure, with UV and heat, substrate, vines, fake plants and water bowl. Misted twice a day. They need lots of placed to hide on vines and plants. No tricks to feeding they all start feeding after a day or two out of the incubator.
     
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    Whats the go with these, ive never read into them much though i do know they come from areas of quite thick rainforest, so do they need u.v? Also what kind of temps do you keep them at? Just curious.
     
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    There is care information found on the Boyds Forest Dragon Information thread.

    They do require UV but not alot, temps are alot lower than other dragons (23-28degrees ambient temp), no basking spot required.
     
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    They are eating well but I'm putting them into little tubs to feed as the stupid little woodies go everywhere will have to get my hands on some crickets! No substrate, too worried about impaction but spraying 2-3 times a day as it's hot here up north and I'm home so I can spoil them : p they are mega cute, I've loved the experience can't wait till they colour up like they're parents
     
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    Yeah sorry mate, just noticed the thread straight above this one haha. I must admit they're a nice looking dragon.
     
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    pretty rad looking dragons. whats the prices for some of these
     
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    What sort of food variety do you offer them? A mate of mine keeps them in an outdoor enclosure here and we have been watching them picking large ants, earth worms as they come out during and after rain, he also throws in hawk moths, bush cockroaches and katydids, they are certainly not "specialists" when it comes to prey.
     
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