Beginner lizards

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    What are some aboreal lizards/ moniters that a good for a beginner and also are akies and ridge tailed moniters the same?
     
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    whats the difference between the two?
     
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    Completely different species:
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    the ackies are biggerish, what level of licence can they be kept under?
     
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    What state do you live in?
     
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    Ok, the only monitors you can keep in NSW under an R1 licence are ackies, gillens, black tailed monitors, and sand monitors. Ackies and gillens would probably be best as a first monitor IMO. Be sure to do heaps of research and decide which one is right for you.
     
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    is it best to have aboreal enclosure for gillens or the ackies or the horazonal enclosures? is it true with the heat or basking temp difficult to to control in an aboreal set up?
     
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    I read somewhere that gillens don't need very tall enclosures and do well in terrestrial enclosures, but I may be wrong. Ackies do well in terrestrial enclosures. Its not that hard to make a basking spot for arboreal enclosures. But yeah do plenty of research, I'm no expert.
     
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    Ridge tailed monitors are not V. Storri, they are V. Acanthurus. They are the same as ackies.
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    They are R1 in NSW, though the system is currently undergoing reforms. They are only slightly larger than bearded dragons, though they burrow more.
     
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    :oops:OH YEAH I was thinking of spiny tailed monitors sorry @SpottedPythons
     
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    the ridged tailed monitors are on the R2 licence unless i have a outdated list
     
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    The storri (spiny tails) are but not the ackies (ridge tails) sorry about confusing you I completely got mixed up :p
     
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    yeah alittle confused lol but its all good.
     
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    Sorry about that lol. Here is the actual thingo :p
    Varanus storri = spiny tailed monitor - R2 licence, out of question
    Varanus gilleni = pygmy mulga monitor - R1 licence, a good option
    Varanus acanthurus = ridge tailed monitor - R1 licence, a good option
    Varanus tristis = black headed monitor - R1 licence
    Varanus gouldii = sand monitor/goanna - R1 licence
     
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    lol the scientific name is on the sheet but they named it as the spiny tail monitor
     
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    which one?
     
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    Varanus acanthurus
     
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    Spiny Tailed Monitors are Ackies also.
    Storrs Monitor is Varanus Storri.
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    Maybe @Smittiferous, @Stompsy or @Sheldoncooper can comment and clear the confusion Haydn.
     
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