Deciding On Next Lizard

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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Deabrua » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:23 am

Ackie monitors were a consideration at some point, but I decided against monitors in general. I will end up using the 20G as a midway into a two level tank that my current beardie has. She doesnt need/use the second level, so it'll eventually be closed off and used for either a second beardie or gecko. Thanks though :)
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby williamk34 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:30 am

Personally I would go with another beardie have to myself a male and a female if you get a male if you decide to breed later on you would already have the second dragon ready to go and they are profitable since they are very popular lol.
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Deabrua » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:36 am

Breeding is extremely pricey, one baby dragon was easily costing me $30/week. I couldnt imagine feeding a dozen. I would end up getting a second female.
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby williamk34 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:58 am

personally whenever I got my second dragon I decided to make colonies of my feeder insects occasionally I buy a couple hundred of each and throw them into the colonies just to give some new blood and I've only had to do that once every few monthsbesides that I haven't personally bought feeder insects in a while I will say the hardest ones I had to start where the crickets they kept dying but eventually I got them to breed and stay successful I have superworms dubia roaches crickets and mealworms I think I might start up a wax worm colony don't know what I'll do about the moths I will admit I'm not going to lie about it it did cost a pretty penny to get them started but after I got them started I haven't paid for any sort of feeders in a very long time outside of introducing new blood to the colonies
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Deabrua » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:10 am

If I had my own house, Id be more willing to breed them but alas... Anyways, my beardy went through about 500 crickets per week when she was a baby. She still goes through 200 per week. Not sure how she does with dubias because they havent been in stock locally and its only just starting to be warm enough to ship them.
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:11 am

I will not rest until someone on here gets a Uro so I can live vicariously through them.

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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Deabrua » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:22 am

Maybe in 5-10 years lol... Sorry I cant help but fat shame uros
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:26 am

RUDE!!!!!
THEY ONLY EAT SALADS!! :mrgreen:

No complaining about insect costs! What do you have to say about that! Huh? :lol:

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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Deabrua » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:38 am

Oh. Oh. Oh dang. Ima... Go do some research now.
PS Im still fat shaming full grown Uros

Update: Immediate nail in the coffin. The second half of the tank is not large enough for a full grown Uro (43" wide, 24" deep, 24" tall).
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:36 am

I had my uro in a 40g breeder and she did fine.
Some species get large though, such as the Egyptian. I had a Saharan Uro.

I had a big huge thread for her in the Uro section here, but dumb photobucket got money hungry and now all my pictures don't show up anymore. Wish I never used photobucket.

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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:19 am

Deabrua wrote:Not sure how she does with dubias because they havent been in stock locally and its only just starting to be warm enough to ship them.

??? :? ??? I've been getting dubias shipped all winter. Vendor puts a hotpack in the box & ships next day/ and they do fine. No losses at all--even in Jan/Feb in the Northeast.
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Re: Deciding On Next Lizard

Postby Deabrua » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:27 am

Claudiusx wrote:I had my uro in a 40g breeder and she did fine.
Some species get large though, such as the Egyptian. I had a Saharan Uro.

I had a big huge thread for her in the Uro section here, but dumb photobucket got money hungry and now all my pictures don't show up anymore. Wish I never used photobucket.

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The lower half of the tank has about 20% more floor space + 50% more height than a 40G breeder, but the extra height would also need to keep hanging light fixtures in mind. If I got one of the smaller species, I could certainly consider it.

MrSpectrum wrote:??? :? ??? I've been getting dubias shipped all winter. Vendor puts a hotpack in the box & ships next day/ and they do fine. No losses at all--even in Jan/Feb in the Northeast.


It seems every time I went to get insects it was sub zero or, if very lucky, single digits.
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