Ackie / gillens Monitor set ups

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by haydn, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. HerpNthusiast

    HerpNthusiast Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Melbourne
    they are a stunning animal to watch and keep other monitor species are just as full of character as my ackie i hope to get him a mate this year.

    13939301_1174750272585031_1670699742203108588_n.jpg
     
    Foozil likes this.
  2. RSP01

    RSP01 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Hi,

    About to get my first Ackie. What depth do you have for the substrate and what do you use? So many conflicting ideas from researching. Would like to know from some one who has kept them.
    Also My enclosure is 900 x 450 x 450. How long will that last until I would have to upgrade?
     
  3. pinefamily

    pinefamily Subscriber Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    1,975
    Location:
    Mid North SA
    That would be ok for 1 ackie, but more is better of course.
    I use washed playsand from Bunnings, roughly $7 a bag. You just need to tip it out into a tub to dry before putting it into the enclosure. Our guy digs around in it, and fills his water bowl with the sand too. Depth wise, at least 3 or 4 inches (10 cm) would be fine.
    And build yourself a tile stack. your ackie will love it. There are plenty of threads on the DIY section on how to do it.
     
    Richard Biffin likes this.

Share This Page