Your Reptile and Amphibian Resource and Information Site

Back to Chuckwallas Forum   Forums   Home   Members Area  

Chuckwallas Forum

Brandonman   Funky munky   Brandonman   Lizard boy 101   Funky munky   Morgs71   Johelian   Bkrdave36  
 Member  Message

 #1453505


Brandonman
View Profile





 Easy to care for?

basically, are chucks ok for someone who has never had a lizard, about how much would they cost to get, and how much would it cost to set up the tank etc?



09/22/07  10:45pm

 #1453682


Funky munky
View Profile



  Message To: Brandonman   In reference to Message Id: 1453505


 Easy to care for?

Well, basically the chuckwalla is a lizard that has high needs, so when you ask how much they cost I wouldnt know all mine are WC.

But as for the setup and costs, I think i can help, the chuckwalla needs a very large tank, usually 30 for a baby, and 100 for an adult which can cost anywere from 80-100 bucks just for the tank, as for substrate and decorations probably about 25-30 bucks.

as for the lighting and heating they need a basking spot of 100 F and UVB and maybe flourecent, usually for everything its about 50 bucks.

But If you are willing to provide the neccecary requirements then they can make awesome pets.

BUt if i were you I wouldnt get a chuck as my first Lizard, I would go for something like a bearded dragon, they are alot easier for beginners.

If their is anything else you need to know, dont hesitate to ask.



09/23/07  01:43am

 #1454076


Brandonman
View Profile



  Message To: Funky munky   In reference to Message Id: 1453682


 Easy to care for?

100 GALLON? Thatíd be fairly large. I think Iíll go with a crested gecko. Thanks for the info!



09/23/07  01:45pm

 #1454176


Lizard boy 101
View Profile



  Message To: Brandonman   In reference to Message Id: 1454076


 Easy to care for?

Quick ?...y such a large enclosure for an 18inch animal(just out of curiosity

Alex



09/23/07  02:54pm

 #1454236


Funky munky
View Profile



  Message To: Lizard boy 101   In reference to Message Id: 1454176


 Easy to care for?

My mistake, I meant 100 for a pair and 50 for one.

I keep mine in 100 just because hes a wild caught and he is used to alot of space, also so he can have room to roam around, and forage.

Cresteds are nice too.

sorry About that



09/23/07  03:34pm

 #1653692


Morgs71
View Profile



  Message To: Funky munky   In reference to Message Id: 1454236


 Easy to care for?

in inches(HxWxL) how big is a 50 gallon tnk?

thnks in advance
morgs



03/09/08  07:27am

 #1654281


Johelian
View Profile



  Message To: Morgs71   In reference to Message Id: 1653692


 Easy to care for?

A 50 gallon is 36 7/8 x 19 x 19 5/8, to be precise. I would personally recommend 48x24x24 for one or a pair, with bigger being far better. They are very active in my experience, more so than beardies etc. Mine are always hopping about on their logs and things.

I would suggest though that a hotter basking spot might be appreciated - these are true desert species, and love the heat! We have a basking spot of just over 125F and they frequently sit on the hottest part, soaking up the heat.



03/09/08  05:45pm

 #1668982


Bkrdave36
View Profile



  Message To: Johelian   In reference to Message Id: 1654281


 Easy to care for?

Chuckwallas usually come from the area in or near Phoenix Arizona into parts of Mexico. there is a park here in Phoenix where the Chuckwalla males have a bright red tail. Unfortunately, it is illegal to capture them. But if you can mimic the weather patterns of Phoenix, you should have a happy healthy Chuck.
As far as tank size, no matter what the animal, bigger is almost always better.



03/20/08  06:20pm


Back to Chuckwallas Forum   Forums   Home   Members Area