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Green 'n' Goblin by theperfectlestat Green 'n' Goblin by theperfectlestat
Ahahahaha. Clever name, eh? Yah, roll your eyes at me. I couldn't think of anything better. :paranoid:

Zayne was sitting on Maxie's computer monitor a week or so ago and I gave him a cricket and got the camera out. Snapped a few shots and didn't think anything of it until a little while ago when I was taking pics of the rats for my journal. I REALLY like how this one turned out. Focus could be a tiiiiny bit better but, damn, this photo makes me happy. :D

Zayne is..... *blinks* Apparently I just added an "e" to the end of his name. It was Zayn, but I keep adding it. I think I like it. Anyhow... Zayn is a Chinese Water Dragon, for the curious. Although he's awesome, I DO NOT recommend Water Dragons to the inexperienced. Several people have expressed a desire to buy one after seeing pics of Zayne, so here's my disclaimer.

Water Dragons need 75-95% humidity. This is VERY hard to maintain. They are very active and get pretty big, so even in the first few months of thier lives, they need a large cage. The temperatures need to be between 84-88F during the day (about 8 cooler at night) with a basking spot in the 90's. They can live 10-20 years. If you have the time and money for all that, and still want one, you need to do a lot of research on your own to make sure you're able to care for one. This is a pretty good site: [link]
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I-R-muso Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
thats a great shot, and an awesome water dragon.

big ups on the disclaimer. i get so mad when i see people with iguanas and water dragons that dont have the first clue about how to look after them.
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minimorbid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
wow good shot!!
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Zooreka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Used to have one of these myself....amazing pets! :)

Incidentally mine was a male and I had to part with him after 3 years.... A long story but it was an ex-girlfriend that made the choice for me. I gave him to a breeder who said he was the finest specimen he had ever seen..... He did have amazing colouring but I had special lighting.... I used to keep a spray bottle handy to give him a daily bath but never found too much of a problem in keeping either Viv temperature or humidity at the recommended norms.

This image looks as though it may be a femal given the light green colouring... but looks old enough to be on mice as well as Locusts.... Healthy looking though! :)
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
S/he was a lot of fun. I gave her away last year though, since my attention was turning more toward amphibians.
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InsomniacHibernation Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Wow, I see teeth. :0

Question: Do they bite you? I jsut wanted to know, since I'm planning on getting one whe I'm older.
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My dragon never bit, but it would be best to be careful. I did hand feed him a few times, but that's probably when you might get bit. Mine was never aggressive, but he loved his food. ;)
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the-other1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
he is cute, i have a bearded dragon :D
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SuperScoobyGirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Great picture, and thanks for adding that info about water dragons. I've been wanting to get one(because I'm getting into exotics), but didn't really know much. So that helped a great deal. ^_^
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yourlilmunchie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
he looks super.
i was going to get a chinese water dragon, but i decided to get two iguanas first. I love my one, he's such a doll, but my other one is a big jerk.

anyways, nice shot! :D
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dathwampeer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
ooo soo coool i have a lizard 2, mine is a lepord geko, not to excitin but i love to watch him eat, don't tell me what this is. is it a chinease water dragon, if not sorry i havent done much with lizards in a long while
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TheEnlightenedMind Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
cool shot--he looks so satisfied with his accomplishment---and at least the cricket got his 15min of fame....
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he was enjoying the camera. :D Don't think the cricket was enjoying it much though... :paranoid:
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evilmunchkinbeauty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Casey!!!!! that is sooo cute! but i wouldn't want to be the cricket :(

:hug:
long time no speak!!! <3
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither would I! Which is the only reason I've never tried feeding him by hand. Those teeth look pretty sharp. :O

:smooch:
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evilmunchkinbeauty Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
oo a smooch XD... your away from your comp :cries: i wanna talk to you!!! i'm bored :lonely:

:glomp:
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm on my lunch break, so I'll go poke you. :)
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evilmunchkinbeauty Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
:w00t: lovable pokes from my fav person :boogie:
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss:
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poisongurl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
woah :| so much detail! I like that this pic is close up :) but i feel sorry for the lil bug :( lol
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I like it too. I cropped a lot of extra black space off the edges so I wouldn't have to shrink it. The bug was already dead at this point, so it wasn't suffering any. :)
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Zomai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
As you said, more depth would make it better, but it's still pretty effing spiffy. :D 'Cause of the green. yeah. The green. ^_^
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the baby oil, man. :paranoid:
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Zomai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
...baby....oil...?
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
He's had a bit of trouble shedding (fucking pet stores... that place messed him up so bad. he's only just getting healthy) Best way to get a bad shed off is to soak him in warm water and baby oil. He has super-model soft skin now. :rofl:

I tried to think of a pervy reply, but my geekiness won out this time. :(
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Zomai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Like sweat shops, those pet stores are... =\

Wow... I was really expecting something pervy out of that. Way to smack me in the face, you nerd. ;p
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured I still had pervy points saved up for the comment about rats coming out...

When I got him, Zayne had a bad shed, two burns on his stomach, a respritory infection, an eye infection, and possibly a broken tail. The same place has had starving baby pythons in thier windows since then, most of which probably died. (starving to the point that their skin was all loose and baggy on them. *homocidal lesty* ) If I knew how to get them shut down, I'd do it.
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Zomai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I bet you if you called like... animal control or the SPCA equivalent, you could.
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't know anything about reptiles, so they don't do anything. It's pretty pathetic. The furry animals all are taken care of, so the authoties assume the reptiles are as well, since they can't tell the difference.
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Nevlothiel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
:giggle: Nice title :P Cool picture! Zayne is a nice colour.
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! *is such a comic book dork* :paranoid: That's his semi-freshly shed color. He turns brown before he sheds, then bright green after. :)
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Nevlothiel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Neat! Lizards are awesome ^_^ I don't think I'd be able to ever own one though. Especially after reading all the stuff in the description.
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theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Other lizards are easier to care for. Water Dragons are just particularly hard.
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