Document: Water Dragon Husbandry Guidelines

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This document is a guide to the captive care of the Australian Water Dragon, Physignathus lesueurii. It includes information and examples about how to keep the species in captivity such as; housing, diet, capture, restraint, health, breeding and transport.

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These husbandry guidelines were produced by the compiler at TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute, Richmond College, N.S.W. Australia as part assessment for completion of Certificate III in Captive Animals, Course number 1068, RUV30204. Since the husbandry guidelines are the result of student project work, care should be taken in the interpretation of information therein, - in effect, all care taken but no responsibility is assumed for any loss or damage that may result from the use of these guidelines. It is offered to the ASZK Husbandry Manuals Register for the benefit of animal welfare and care. Husbandry guidelines are utility documents and are ‘works in progress’, so enhancements to these guidelines are invited.

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