Information Regarding the Chinese Water Dragon
The Chinese water dragon is an aquatic species of lizard found in China and much of mainland Southeast Asia. It is commonly called the Chinese water dragon or the Asian water snake.
This species can grow to about two feet long (often longer). They have gray or brownish color fur and live primarily in fresh and brackish water. They are nocturnal, digging water holes in the evening.
The word dragon has been derived from the term data, which means “tribe” in Chinese. These lizards are part of the Bamboo Dragon Family, which also includes the Hornbills, Bat Dragons, and the Flying Squirrels.
They are not related to any other major flying reptile family. Their scientific name is Lysmata Debelius, which means “sea dragon”. The Chinese name for this species is Hualong Cao, which means “potato snake”.
The average length of an adult Chinese Water Dragon is about 4 feet long (although they can be much longer). They have sharp teeth, large feet, and large claws. Their tongue is about one-third the length of their entire bodies. Their tail is webbed and may be pink, gray, orange, blue, or brown in color.
Chinese Water Dragons are very territorial, so it is important to obtain your dragon as quickly as possible. They will fight to the death if left to fight on their own. They prefer to settle in a safe area of a lake or pond in a mountainous region where there is a variety of vegetation and trees.
They like cool, shady areas, so if you are purchasing yours at a pet shop keep in mind that they do best in an area with a cool climate. You should also make sure that your new pet does not get stressed out. Some common symptoms of stress include appetite loss, depression, excessive grooming of the body, decreased performance and personality, decreased sleeping and drinking habits, and more.
Chinese Water Dragons are typically captive-born. However, some are shipped to pet stores when they are only bred in captivity. In fact, some breeders purposely ship their captive dragons back to the wild so that they can then increase the number of dragons in their breeding lines.
The captive-born Chinese Water Dragons that are shipped to pet stores often do not reach their full reproductive potential. Because they are underdeveloped in comparison to their wild counterparts, they will not grow to the size of an adult Chinese Water Dragon. Many of these dragons will end up being euthanized because of their inability to produce baby dragons.
The Caspian Sea Dragon is another subspecies found in China. This species was imported to the United States in the late 1990s and has since become quite popular. They have a wide range of diets including fish, insects, snails, and other marine life.
There are many rumors as to the origins of the Caspian Sea Dragon. Most commonly these stories involve them being from Laos or Vietnam. These stories tend to focus on the ill effects of the dragon on Asian fishermen. While there has been a large variety of this species found in the past, it is unknown if the recent increases in tourism in China have contributed to their prevalence or their increase in popularity. No one is sure as to how this species became so popular in so little time.
Chinese Water Dragons have been making a name for themselves in shows, movies, and live shows all over the world. They are a terrific addition to any dragon collection. They are very interesting and different looking from other types of dragons.
Their distinct-looking horns and scales make them stand out among all other species. They can be great conversation pieces as well as providing excitement and entertainment for people who enjoy collecting dragon articles.