For ages i was under the impression that to keep a class 2 monitor, i would need 2 years experience with a class 1 monitor that in not really interested in,...so since i believe in providing forever homes that wasnt an option. however, last night i was reading the licensing rules and all it said was this,.... The Class 2 licence is only available to people who are over the age of 18 years who have had at least two years' experience in caring for Class 1 reptiles. Some of the species that can be kept under a class 2 licence include: its not saying i need to have kept something in the monitor group, just that i need class 1 animal experieince. (which i have plenty of) Does that mean i can or cant have a mangrove monitor without getting an ackie first?