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 New MHD need info

Hello everyone, so myself and my gf are getting a horned mountain dragon and we’d like to know any tips for taking care of them. Specifically what kind of medical issues can they suffer from.

Just so it’s there we are experienced with veiled chameleons but this is our first MHD



10/01/14  01:56pm

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  Message To: SerTheodoreFortiskew   In reference to Message Id: 2310092


 New MHD need info

MHD care and health problems to be concerned about:

Caging: least 4 feet high, 3 feet long and 1.5 deep for one dragon.
Humidity:70-80%...80% is more desired.
Water:large enough bowl to swim,and submerge itself but not drown.
Lights:Uvb is a must 12hrs on in the day and off at night....get a night bulb the red ones I use without problems.
Heat:basking bulbs...daytime 80s with a 89-90°F basking spot and night time 70-75°F.
Feeding:Variety of insects except wild caught and fireflies.

Note: if you have a hatchling it can stay in a 20gal or bigger tank until you build the custom cage or you can build it before you get him.


Health issues:
*Anorexia
*Gout
*MBD
*obesiety(if overfed)
*Salomenella(spred to humans,all reptiles have it)
*Mouth rot
*Tail/scale rot
*Missing toes/fingers(only from bad sheds)
*Parasite infections
*Tumors(any animal can get it)



10/01/14  07:14pm

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  Message To: SerTheodoreFortiskew   In reference to Message Id: 2310092


 New MHD need info

Oh and don’t forget to use calcuim supplements...sorry I forgot to include that



10/01/14  07:16pm


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