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Posted by dragonsbynature on May 07, 2003 at 23:13:08:
In Reply to: Breeding on Carpet? posted by TheNakedCowboy1 on May 07, 2003 at 22:58:00:
There is no magic number that you can say "it's gonna cost this or that." The actual cost will varry on a lot of things. The biggest expenses you will encounter are providing proper care for the hatchlings once they arrive. Here's a list of some things at a minimum you will need to get:
2. Vermiculite and boxes to place the eggs in.
3. Cages for all the hatchlings.
4. Food for all the hatchlings.
5. Proper UVB lighting for all hatchings in addition to calcium and vitamin supplementation.
Lets say you have 20 babies per clutch and 3 cluttches a year. that's 60 babies to provide food for. lets say the hatchlings eat 50 crix a day (some will eat more some less).. if you have one clutch of 20 dragons, that's 1000 crix a day for one clutch or 30,000 crix for 4 weeks for one clutch of 20 hatchlings. It adds up. Time is also a big factor, someone will have to be around to feed them 2 or 3 times a day in addition to daily cleaning and misting often. Hatchlings are not as easy to care for as adults.
It's a lot of fun to breed dragons but it's not the easiest hobby to take up.
:How much does it cost to breed a BD pair? I'm talkin everything included from mating to having them all sold