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I say get a bearded dragon, and don't get a pair....

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Posted by -ryan- on May 09, 2003 at 20:09:44:

In Reply to: What kind should I get ... ? posted by TheNakedCowboy1 on May 05, 2003 at 20:58:19:

Unless they are both females. If you get a male and a female, not only will they breed, but I think you have to keep them seperated for part of the year, or at least until the reach sexual maturity (about 1.5 years of age). If you want a pet, get just one, I went with a male for a couple of reasons. I heard they had more character (probably not true though, it really depends on the actual lizard). The males get longer (18"-22" usually), and I thought it would be cool to have a big guy to hang out with, but not too big. It's really all a matter of finding the right lizard though. When I was in the reptile shop, the guy brought me over to the cage, took him out and set him on my shoulder. He was quite content sitting on my shoulder and letting me walk around (I kept a hand on him though so he wouldn't fall), yet I could tell that he was still alert and everything. He seemed healthy (turned out he had parasites, but most of them do).

The only thing is, most of them are brown. I personally like the brown because it just looks natural to me (a little less natural with my green repti carpet though). They do have other colors too, but I just wanted a nice sweet lizard that I could take out for 20-30 minutes each day, and play around with until he gets tired. Well, not really play, but let him run around and climb around and stuff.


:Well, I am 15 years old and looking to buy a lizard for my room. I am very responsible for my age I guess because most other kids would not be doing research as to what I should get. I have been looking for like a month and still have no idea what to get. I want something a little like this ...
:- 1-2 feet or so long
:- Very tame yet not totally boring (as in it will still walk on me and stuff)
:- Colorful and interesting looking
:- Looking for one of the following colors: Green, Red, Orange, Yellow. Pretty much anything but brown
:- Not a skink (my stepmom doesn't want me to get one for some reason)

:Now I can take care of it and I have about 500$ to spend on a tank and everything. I plan on doing a tube-feeding type system where you drop the food in and they scurry out the hole in the tube and the lizard gets them. Is this optimal or is there a better way?

:I also plan on building my own tank. I am very experienced with this as I have built 3 100 Gallon Fish tanks in the past and never had a leak. Long story short: my dad works in a fish-store. What is the tank size I will need for the kind that you recomend?

:Also, I have heard about duos and trios of lizards (1.1 or a 1.2) and I think this could work, but if I got this I would want their combined length to be no longer than 3 feet. What is a good pair/trio for this?

:I know I have a lot of questions but I can't seem to find a lot of info on the net. Please help!

:Thanks A lot,

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