Acquired: Pet store
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.