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Golden Tegu and Chinese water dragon

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Will Defee, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Will Defee

    Will Defee New Member

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    Hey, I wanted to know if anyone on this page could tell me if it would be safe to house 3 Chinese water dragons with a pair of gold Tegus in a large paludarium. I'm custom building the paludarium with a 400 gallon aquarium built into it, it will be an L shaped enclosure with the long side measuring ~ 9' long x 3' wide and the short side being ~ 4'6" long and 3' wide, the whole enclosure will be 7' tall with lots of branches and foliage. The aquarium will be 2 feet off of the ground and ~16" off the substrate to provide an extra cool area and it will have 2 feet above it for the water dragons to bask on branches placed over the tank which will include turtles in it, the tank will be 5' long.

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  2. Waters

    Waters New Member

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    While I don't know much about Tegu compatibility, I am not sure I would be comfortable mixing any two species together. Assuming they will even leave each other alone, their care would be slightly different, with the Water Dragons requiring more humidity than the Tegus.
  3. Guman

    Guman Active Member

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    I would not recommend it due to the difficulty of meeting all their needs in one system.
  4. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Also the chance of infecting each other with problems the other species can't handle.
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    Adramelec New Member 5 Year Member

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    as i known contains Turtlefeces microbes that could be lethal to other Reptiles.
    And i dont think that Tegus like other Reptiles as company.
  6. Merlot

    Merlot New Member

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    I would imagine that the size of Chinese water dragons would be still borderline prey size and even though they’re lizards a tegu would eat another lizard. I can see it being not safe where you come home and there s water dragon tail hanging out of your tegus mouth. Even in spite of how chill they are