Monitor pictures-Thread

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by Callopistes, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Frozenmouse

    Frozenmouse Very Well-Known Member

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    robo1 if that was directed at me i am sorry to say i dont have that set up anymore , the monitors were separated due to the difference in growth rate and i was worried about the smaller one ending up as lunch so i used 2 smaller enclosures. the one in the photo was home made from marine ply and 6mm polycarbonate 1.2m high x 2.4m wide and 1.2m deep and was on a 1.2m high stand so the roof was 2.4 high if that makes sense , it was in darwin so all i had for heat was a 60w red globe on a timer. i filled it with red sand from my back yard and it had varnished blood wood branches as furniture.
     
  2. Robo1

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    No problems, thanks for the info (makes perfect sense). Looks pretty neat from the photo. I've never kept spencers, but hopefully in the future, so was just looking for ideas.
     
  3. Frozenmouse

    Frozenmouse Very Well-Known Member

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    Just remember they get big i was a bit uninformed when i first got them a 3.5 foot spence can be a much bigger lizard that a 6 foot lacey.
     
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    That was one of the reasons I was keen to see the layout of a good sized spencers enclosure. There was a thread a little while ago where a comparison between total length and snout vent length was made with particular referance to the spencers monitor. I expect that it's still quite a way in the future before I even look at setting something up. Lots of research need too, but in the meantime I just keep an eye out for ideas.
     
  5. Frozenmouse

    Frozenmouse Very Well-Known Member

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    My experience is they need a cage with a big foot print 2mx3m per animal if you live in a cooler area they are going to become a big pain because you have to heat a huge enclosure if you live in the north and can do a pit then you are laughing.
    They also love to dig and are extremely powerfull they are a bit like the bulldog of the monitor world .
    Normal aviary wire probably wont contain them if they are determined
    In the wild i am sure they can take down very large prey equal to or bigger than their selves. If i drop a warm defrosted jumbo rat in to the larger one he will shake it that fast that bits fly off it .
    But all the cons aside i still love them.
     
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    cris, the panoptes one of sonia's animals? from west darwin? look like a brother of my youngest one, (a shy of 4 foot)
     
  7. SamNabz

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    monitordude, any chance you can show us your Perenties and their set up?

    I remember you saying you kept them in another monitor related thread.
     
  8. Curtin Goblin!
     

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    i must admit, i want a monitor just so i can call it jubjub haha.
     
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    Everything is a gymnasium when you're a Lacie... :)
     
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    JubJub was an iguana
     
  12. Always good to change a few furnishings around regularly with Lacies, keeps their interest up (and mine:))!
     

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    my ackies :)

    My ridgy's :) the 2nd and 7th are mine and my mates one and i just recently got a new one
    my ackie doesnt get alone with the one i recently got :(
    My 2 are named LittleFoot And Spike :)
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    Haha, I think it's the same for all monitors; they are such curious animals. I did the same thing yesterday for my V.acanthurus, obligatory picture added (I also added a bunch more to my album).
     

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    Woah what an amazing enclosure
     
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    DSCN1253.jpg DSCN1255.jpg Here is my new bloke, Kruger is 12 months old and is in a 3000x1000x800 high enclosure. I still have some work to do on the enclosure but am very happy with the new addition. Thanks to Allison, walpole_reptiles, Cheers, Rick View attachment 245791 View attachment 245792
     
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    That looks fantastic!
     
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    cpl more,flavies and bells
     
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    shh dont say it so loud , as my lace named jubb jubb will hear ya lol
    heres an old [ 3 months old ] pic of my lace , since taking the pics the grass has grown through the front uncovered section of the enclosure [ im happy with that as the bark was only to hide the mesh]
     

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  20. Frozenmouse

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    Some new arrivals thanks robo1

    some more

    I can only attach 1 photo per post , then it joins them together .
     

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