A new keeper's guide to the Pogona Rankini / Henrylawsoni Dragon

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 Post subject: Keeping a rankins couple, yay or nay.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:47 pm 
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I have one Rankin namen Ben!
Hallo,

Im trying to find out if it is possible to keep 1 male and 1 female together. With bearded dragons they recommend 1 male with 2 females. But I am told that that is not the case with the henrylawsoni.
Pardon my English, my autocorrect is killing me. Please help me out!
Regards.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping a rankins couple, yay or nay.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:11 am 
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Rankins: Mitzi (F).
Beardies: Luca (M), Mocha (M)
Blue Tongue Skinks: Teal (F), Cinnamon (?)
Giant Mexican Horned Lizards: Linus (M), Louis (M)
Uromastyx: Brian (M), Chloe (F), Kora (F), Kami (M), Melody (F), Murray (M), Omar (M)
Hi,

Rankins have something of a reputation for being social lizards and many people I know (especially breeders) will swear they are. My personal experience suggests there are no guarantees. If you look back through the posts on this board you will see many posts from folks whose animals did not get on well and I think it has something to do with the fact that, these days, it's hard to find a 'true' Rankins. Somewhere in their lineage you will find some Beardie and that does tend to change their temperament somewhat. For that reason the 2 female to 1 male ratio that works with Beardies is probably better for Rankins if you do not know the bloodline of the animal but, as always, your mileage may vary. At the very least I would put them in a cage that is large enough to divide equally if they don't get along, or have another cage in standby in case you need to separate them and always be on the lookout for signs of dominance, tail or toe nipping. Those are red flags.

Hope this helps,
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 Post subject: Re: Keeping a rankins couple, yay or nay.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:44 pm 
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I have one Rankin namen Ben!
Hi thanks a lot! I hoped to find some experts in this forum, and I did. I will try to get as much info as I can :)


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping a rankins couple, yay or nay.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:27 am 
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Hi
I have a male and female housed together and on the evening when I chill out they lie together and one has his front leg over the other as if they are hugging, proper cute.


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