Ackie / gillens Monitor set ups

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  1. haydn

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    Could i please see what other keepers set ups look like and what the enlosures are made out of.

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    I think there is a thread on here with the enclosures, i am sure someone on here will link it :)
     
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    thanks mate, your the person that had a nasty bite on the arm?
     
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    hahaha yeah mate , my blacked monitor bit me , pretty good, i didn't clean it and ended up in hospital for 5 days and opened up and had it cleaned out , so if and when you are bit clean it out once cleaned clean it again too make sure!
     
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    damn! can ackies do that?
     
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    Technically any animal could do that- if you don’t clean out any bite wound properly you’re likely going to be very susceptible to infections.
    Particularly with monitors as they carry so much bacteria in their mouths.

    Always have an antibacterial in my reptile room just in case I ever get bitten. Wash out the wound with it- stings like a bitch but would rather that then an infection.
    I’ve also sprayed some open bites out with normal dilute f10 when I had misplaced the usual stuff. Worked the same
     
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    i don't see how it's so much of a surprise honestly. Even brevis can give some pretty nasty bites for their size, nor even taking into account not cleaning it well enough, etc.
     
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    Whats a minimum size enclosure for 2 or more ackies, as babies till there adults?
     
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    i'd say 4 feet tall at the minimum, 6-8? feet long? just judging by memory from reading about them, i'm pretty sure 6x2?x4 would do, yeah. they like to burrow anyways :)
     
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    would that be able to house 2 or more u think?
     
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    more? no. two? maybe...probably not though, but i'm not experienced with keeping monitors, just researching them a heap lol
     
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    never owned lizards and snakes before, so doing as much research as i can, get everything right before i even think of getting anything
     
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    To Kind, Vamps:)! I kept mine, both Ackies and Gillens in 1200mm x 800mm x 600mm glass vivs, the last measurement being height, not width, so more floor space than usual. Great species to keep, very hardy if you provide a suitable hot spot (50C-60C, and over). Heat'um and feed'um. Of course, you would have an ambient enclosure temp of 25C-30C, depending on weather forecasts for your area. Hope this helps;).


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    holy lord, thats an awesome enclosure, which ones the ackie and gillens enclosure or are they similier set ups/ cages? how many u have per enclosure. atm planing some enclosures in my head before i put to paper also working out the size the enclosure has to be because of the nsw CoP
     
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    Incredibly basic this is when i first got him as a hatchie now i've added a few rocks and branches he's going fine absolutely loves it.

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    how old is he
     
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    now a year old, looking to upgrade to a melamine style so i can get a breeding trio
     
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    i want a ridge tail
     

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