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Reptiles

Water dragon

Conservation status

Least Concern

Life span

10 to 15 years

Height

About 3 feet

Length

Up to 1 m

Weight

0.5 - 1 kg

Native habitat

They reside in rainforests and swamps of a number of regions. Water dragons are native to Thailand, parts of China, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos.

Diet

Feed Water dragons a variety of gut-loaded insects such as crickets, king mealworms, silkworms, and waxworms, as well as grasshoppers, roaches, and earthworms

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Intellagama lesueurii

Water dragons are a species of Asian lizard that people commonly keep as pets. They’re also known as Chinese water dragons, green water dragons, Thai water dragons, and Asian water dragons.

 

Despite their dragon-like appearance, water dragons are harmless. These docile lizards make good pets, and can be quite friendly when handled frequently. Read on to learn about the water dragon.

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