well, after months of deliberation and planning, my bf and i brought home a Chinese Water Dragon today. it's missing a tiny piece of its tail, which is healed quite nicely, and other than that, seems perfectly healthy, though i plan to take it to the vet pretty quick to have checked out just in case.
The little guy is about 3" snout to vent, and has beautiful blue-green stripes and cheeks. it seems pretty happy with its new home so far, though we are having a bit of trouble keeping the heat/humidity up quite enough... i may have to go buy another heating bulb to help out, and plan to cover part of the tank pretty quick to help witht he humidity. right now, humidity is at ~65, and temp (with lamp on) is at 78.
i'm using a 150 watt bulb now... any suggestions as to what wattage i should add to that to help with the temperatures? and what about nighttime temps - how do you keep the temperature up high enough - do you keep the heating bulb on all night if needed, or maybe one of the bulbs if i get another one? I want to make sure my new guy is as happy as possible with us, so any help is much appreciated, thanks!
hopefully bf will find his camera, and we'll get some pics up soon.