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Old 08-05-03, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Horny or Confused Waterdragons??

Hey all,

I posted this in the lizard forum but i haven't recieved an answer to the most important question. so i thought i woud try here...

i have a question for you. Today i saw my two lizards having a go at it. Now that in itself is not unusual right, but I am a little confused by thier behavior given the fact that they are two different species.

My male is an AWD and my female is a CWD. Are they just bored? confused? horny?

Has anyone heard of this happening? <b>I have read that the two species don't breed. Does that mean they don't shag? or that they do but no fertilization of the eggs occur?</b>

Can someone please clarify this for me. Should I do anything about it or should i just let them at it?

2 things to clarify:

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AWD = Australian Waterdragon
CWD = Chinese Waterdragon

Second:
It was definately breeding behavior I witnessed. The male had her by the crest of her neck and the where in the breeding position.

So thats all. thanks for your input in advance.

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Old 10-31-03, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just an opinion..... they may be close enough related to initiate copulating behaviour, but the sperm/eggs are most likely not compatible.

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The fertility level might not be high, but I am quite sure a few eggs out of the clutch will hatch.
Might give something that looks odd or even nice.
Let us know.
Just like king snakes and cornsnakes.
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hmm lol i know a great deal about chinese water dragons i have owned australians 2 but i find chinese to more of my liking lol this is a toughy to answer maybe snakefreak is right¿? i have never heard this happen in all the thousands of owners ive talked with.. well ill try to get some more info on this. have a question on a chinese water dragon www.freewebs.com/chinesewaterdragon
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I am pretty sure there will be a few fertile eggs. They are still water dragons. Same as with leopard and fat tails geckos, there have been a few cases of a cross betwen them. But the babies were not breeders, they were infertile.
You might never know, maybe none will be fertile, and maybe you will get a fertile one.
Just make sure you incubate them just in case.
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wouldnt there be a water dragon thats called something else well hmm maybe if those 2 mate it will make a flyingdragon¿ in my opinion there just a bunch of horny crazy lizards
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yeah.. horses and donkeys equals sterile mule or something like that.. so maybe.. the water dragons can do that.. it's late and i'm high on sugar though.. just a thought.
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