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Water Dragons

There are two types of water dragon, the Chinese water dragon and the Australian water dragon. The adult male Chinese Water Dragon can grow up to 3 feet in total length, while the Australian adult males can grow slightly longer. Water Dragons have a parietal eye, which is a light sensitive third eye located at the top of their heads. Water Dragons have a very mild temperament and biting is very rare, although they will whip their tails when annoyed or stressed.

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Female Water Dragons will generally live happily together, although it is recommended that if you want to keep more than one, that you get them at the same time. Alternatively, you can introduce a new dragon later, but it can take up to four months for them to become accustomed to each other and they will need to kept in a divided vivarium until then. It is also recommended that your two dragons be about the same size as each other to lessen stress and aggressive behaviour. Two males will not get on, and will fight to the death, so they should never be kept together.


The expected lifespan is 11 years but some can live up to 15 years old. Proper care and attention is needed at all times.


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