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Care Sheet for Frilled Dragons

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 03/25/2008

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Frilled Dragons

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Chezequerz

Years Experience:

N/A

Species:

New Guinea Frilled Dragons

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Australian Frilled Dragons

Sexing and Characteristics:

The males have a bright orange belly and a proportionately larger frill as well as being larger than the females.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Many people use news paper for these lizards and it does make good substrate, I personally keep mine on wood chips due to the daily toilet needs spot cleaning is more appropriate with this manner. Just about any substrate will be appropriate if you can avoid your lizard suffering impaction.

Lighting and UVB:

UV lighting needs to be 10.0

I use an exo Terra desert bulb these lizards require a 12 hour photo period. Some people use basking lamps but I personally do not use them.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Humidity should be 50% but these lizards are quite hardy where humidity is concerned. Hot spot is at about 95 degrees Fahrenheit in my tank, cool side should be at 80 degrees Fahrenheit and at night times I keep mine at 75.

Heating and Equipment:

For heating since your tank will be tall you need two heating elements in an ideal world one at the top of the tank and and one at the bottom. My set up is a Micro climate Advance Heating System at the top. And a heat pad on the bottom for belly heat the pad may seem use full but since installing it my frilled has been healthier and he uses it in the mornings after chasing the crickets and locusts I put in for him.

Caging Provided:

My tank is a 4 foot tall, 2 foot wide and 3 foot long vivarium that i had made by reptile specialists based here in the UK there are vents installed at the back these are use full

I would not recommend anybody going below this size for a single frilled lizard and obviously the more lizards the more space you will have to add.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

Many frill’s eat a variety of food items both animal and plant these include:
meal worms (to be fed sparingly)
wax worms (same as above)
crickets
super worms
locusts

Several types of vegetable and fruit are also food items but they may not be accepted.

They need to be fed daily throughout there lives

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dusting crickets and gut loading them is an essential, gut loading worms is also a possibility as is boosting locusts with controlled diets.

Maintenance:

Daily:
- Water changes
- Spot cleaning

Monthly:
- Cleaning out

6 monthly:
- Change the UV bulb

Some Words on this Species:

Mine is flighty and untamed but many people have them very tame. Even when not so tame they are rewarding animals and worth the time and effort they take but they are not a beginner lizard.
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