BEARDED DRAGON AND STAR AGAMA HOME
SIZE: 30" BY 13" BY 18" HEIGHT
LIGHTING: 100 WATT HEAT AND COMPACT 10 UVB (NO NIGHT HEAT)
TEMP ON ROCK: 96 F
TEMP BEHIND LOG: 78 F
TEMP ON TOP OF THE LOG ON LEDGE: 82 F
HUMIDITY RANGE: 20 to 28% (keeping water in here raises the humidity to the mid 40's range...therefore I put water in only every second day for a limited time ~ 4 hours
NO RUNNING WATER SOURCE :(
These 2 are balancing each other out. Both have spunk and the agama being a tad smaller, is being taught how to be polite to someone a little larger. There are none of the displays he was giving to his last room mate. Bent is showing a little displeasure at being sat upon in the above picture. He isn't wriggling to dislodge the Star. This is the extent of the stress he is showing. I am watching closely for developments but I believe they will be OK together. Their responses to food are comparable. They indulge in gluttony together. The Stars rarely take water, the beardies will usually drink their fill during bath times weekly, if indulged. But may lay in the water provided through the week for soaks when shedding.
This is the larger of the 2 Star Agamas. Residing with Bent, a fully grown Bearded Dragon at 5.5 inches. The Agamas are a year old now and Bent is 2.5 years of age. Both lizards have lived with "roommates" for their current life spans. Bent lived well with Mouse prior to living here. The Star is approximately 4 inches ~ maybe 4 .5 stretching. These 2 are also adjusting well ,though a little slower, to each other. A couple of contributing factors are that they are both diuranal, and they are living at ground level fairly close to a trafficked area. They are also close to the 148 gallon and looking to find a way over to it. The Agama is the more flighty of the two.
The log is hollow and inside is spagnum moss, also behind the stump and in the corner under the rock. The log has a rock ledge at the top. Cocoa bark for flooring. This does not have running water due to lack of space and ability to control the humidity. The substrate is very dry. I mist the rock and the plants in the morning, so that it dries quickly. Keeping desert and dry environments is difficult with all the water on the main floor.
I am currently looking to replace a 4ft tank that houses a water dragon for one with more height. When I do, these 2 will be moved to the 4 ft.
Strangely enough, the Star Agama has settled very well into this space. The small Beardie is having a tougher time and is glass surfing. So I have tried to block his view as the problem seems to be he wants to get to the large Hexagon and the 148 both of which he could see.