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Natural History

Natural History of Water Dragons

Water dragons have been kept as terrarium pets for over a century. They were originally exported from Australia, but when Australia discontinued this practice, the captive breeding of these creatures began to grow in popularity. In the wild, these Australian water dragons are generally found near permanent bodies of water surrounded by trees and forests, they can also be found in a variety of other habitats. The temperature in their natural habitat can often soar above 100°F.

Water dragons are generally colored a mix of gray, brown, and beige tones. These colors provide a type of camouflage and protection from predators. The belly of male water dragons often turns red once they reach a length of approximately 1 foot. Males also tend to have larger heads and crests, and they usually have more intense white and black colors on the sides of their head.


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