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Before you buy that Wild Caught reptile, read this!

Mountain Horned Dragon
(Acanthosaura species)

So, you don't want to learn everything you can about your MHD yet. This sheet was to help you to get your new MHD established and to help you to identify your new MHDs needs and basic care quickly.

    First things first;
    FORGET EVERYTHING THE PET STORE TOLD YOU!

  1. MHDs CANNOT BE KEPT IN A 10 OR 20 GALLON TANK!
    • MHDS NEED A TALL ARBOREAL TANK OR ENCLOSURE

  2. IF YOU USE A 100w HEAT LAMP ON A 10 OR 20 GALLON TANK YOU WILL COOK YOUR MHD!
    • MHDs DO NOT NEED A HEAT LAMP!

  3. YOUR DRAGON IS WILD CAUGHT (WC)!
    • PET STORES WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, NOT NECESSARILY WHAT IS TRUTH.

  4. THE EMPLOYEES AT THE PET STORE DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF YOU MHD
    • THEY ARE ONLY GUESSING, THAT IS ALL ANYONE CAN DO WITH A WC REPTILE!

  5. YOUR MHD PROBABLY HAS NOT BEEN SEEN BY A VET
    • A FECAL EXAM SHOULD BE DONE BY A VET TO CHECK FOR PARASITES.

  6. YOUR MHD DOES NOT NEED A HEAT ROCK, THEY DO NOT BASK!
    • REMEMBER, THEY LIVE IN TREES.

  7. YOUR MHD DOES NOT NEED A HIDE
    • IT WILL NOT USE IT UNLESS IT IS VERY ILL OR IS DYING!
    • REMEMBER, THEY LIVE IN TREES NOT CAVES OR BURROWS.