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Spike

Chinese Water Dragon

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

1/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

2/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

1/5

Easy to Feed

3/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

1/5

I don't recommend as a family pet...

By

Massachusetts, United States

Posted Jul 04, 2015

My daughter received her Chinese Water Dragon when he was 7 months old. He passed away at 2 years old. He passed away after eating contaminated crickets (we think).

"Spike" was a brilliant green and he was calm, active, and very quick. He was easy to handle and feeding him was simple; Spike ate crickets with a vitamin supplement. His habitat was expensive; he required climbing branches, a heat lamp, and a pool.

Spike used his tail for balance and for leverage when climbing. He was a very active climber. His tail had green and brown stripes. His strong five-toed front claws were used to climb and grasp branches. His tail alone was a foot in length; unfortunately a rock landed on his tail and it broke off - this affected his balance.

Spike was a rather high-maintenance pet; he was fun to watch but did not have an inviting personality.

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