Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
These belonged to a former roommate and I enjoyed having them in our home and helping him to care for them.
They do need a fair bit of space, being larger lizards. It has to have lots of space to climb, since they are arboreal lizards. For me, this is a good thing. I had a good time helping to decorate and create an interesting enclosure for them, complete with waterfalls. It was an engaging and interesting feature of our living room. The sound of the waterfalls were very relaxing.
Water Dragons have some strange habits. They will climb up to bask on a branch and look very regal. Then they will decide it's time to move and quite literally throw themselves off the branch. I guess they could be jumping, but it really looks as if they hurl themselves off. They will then climb back up to the previous spot and repeat. The first time I saw this I was concerned, but they seemed no worse for wear and it was kind of funny.
They are easy to care for, once you have an enclosure set up for them. It can be a little costly to set up and does need a good deal of space, so it's something to keep in mind. While you don't need waterfalls, you do need water and humidity, and they help with both.