Black Headed Monitor Outdoors

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by sp.michael, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Murph_BTK

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    ^^^ i believe so tho the previous owner was kinda unsure.. i just liked the look of her and the health of her so i bought her.. glad i did

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    Nice one.
    Probably my favorite tristis. Ive seen some incredible looking WA's

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    Just one point - make sure the monitor can't get its head through the welded mesh - if it can get its head through, it will be able to escape - they have an incredible ability to slim themselves down to squeeze through tiny gaps. As for eating other lizards, one story here already, but I had an adult tristis in an enclosure on my workbench at the Museum some years ago, went out for morning tea, came back to find the tristis had escaped its enclosure and climbed into a tank which had a newly acquired, exceptionally bright coloured gouldii hatchy, and only the tail was visible. To add insult to injury, the tristis regurged the goulds the next day :(!

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  4. Murph_BTK

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    Oh mate that sucks.. i have lost snakes in the past to cannibalism..

    As for the mesh i have tried and tested and all is good they can get their heads out but thats it.. the shoulders are too big.. just make sure i keep the weight on over winter time.. [​IMG]

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    Question... any one thinks its not a good idea to house shingle backs or blueys with my monitors, i would like some more movement in the enclosures.. but dont want them attacked or threatened and stressed out...

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    They would most likely be seen as a food source.
     
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    One thing I've found out with tristis is if it fits in the gob and it moves, it will at some stage end up in there.

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    Cheers guys i figured as much.. guess its a full enclosure to themselves

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