Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by imported-varanus, Dec 17, 2017.
Anyone chasing Rosenbergs in the near future??
if they were legal here? hell yeah. But....They're not. So no.
Perhaps in the next year or so.
One day. When they (hopefully) become a bit more common among breeders. See how I go with the Yellow Spotted first.
I would be if they were on schedule in Victoria....
Hopefully I can get a couple before they change the Licence classes here in SA
That's going to be the big issue, isn't it? Why should we have to pay more to keep the reptiles we already have, just because the fauna unit/government "changed the goal posts"?
Wait what's happening with the Licence classes here? I mean I thought it was odd I could only renew for one year this time around so I figured something was happening. But what are the changes?
I've always thought that Reptiles/Animals that occur naturally in your State or Australia wide should not require a specialist licence but that's just me.
They are changing the species lists. Some more animals will move to exempt status, ie no permit required. Others, such as monitors gouldii and larger, will all be on specialist, if rumours are true. I can sort of see the reasoning behind it, to make it harder for inexperienced people to get a reptile that can potentially harm them. The cynic in me also sees a money grab by the government. Why should people who don't want a specialist permit suddenly have to fork out for one? It's not like SA is one of the cheaper permit systems, far from it. I can see a flood of monitors up for sale next year.
So what happens if you have a Monitor that wasn't on specialist list but now will be? You just have to fork out the extra money? Honestly the money part isn't really my worry it's just that I have no idea how hard it is to get an actual specialist licence? Like how much rigmaroll do you have to go through?
The guy I got my Yellow Spotted from got his specialist licence way back in the day and all he had to do was sign some papers and pay whatever it was (Cause' he knew he wanted Perentie's one day). Not all this BS you seemingly have to through these days.
Not sure how they will handle it. Surely it will be a case of just handing them out to pre-existing owners?
Did you get your panoptes from a guy out Roseworthy way?
Sorry to hijack your thread, Richard.
My first Rosenberg, wild caught in northern suburbs of Perth in 1950's
they had decent cameras back then? jeez.
That's a West Perth footy jumper, resistant to monitor claws
How old do you think it was when you caught it? I ask because it looks relatively calm in your hands and is an impressive feat if a wild adult monitor was able to be calmed to the point of not scratching and biting.
It was probably a metre long, I followed it and just managed to tail it as it went into a burrow, I had never handled one before but it was calm enough to carry home on my bike (I did not have a bag). It's a long time ago but I used to free handle Dugites and Tiger snakes around that time, worked on the rule that if you act in a non threatening way and handle them gently they are ok. I had larger Heaths after that and handled them without injury, this is before TV and not much info about reptiles other than myths that "if a goanna bit you it would never heal"
*thinks about handling tiger snakes using the same rules but realizes it's suicide most likely.*
Haha the old what you don't know can't hurt you tactic.