Monitor pictures-Thread

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

  1. BredliFreak

    BredliFreak Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Any chance of enclosure pics?
     
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    Bredlifreak, Thanks for your reply to my last thread much appreciated....here are some photos showing the indoor enclosure l kept my Desert Sand Monitor - Varanus Gouldii Flavirufus in at night time.
     

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    Awesome enclosure! What are the dimensions?
     
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    The dimensions of this indoor enclosure a 6 foot square by 2 foot high and the walls can be extended to 3 foot high if need be, the enclosure is made from exterior plywood, the floor timber is 20mm thick it also has laminex glued to it for added protection, and the walls a 16mm thick without laminex glued to them, there also is a devider that can be inserted in the middle, so l can then have access to 2 enclosures that a 6 foot long - 3 foot wide - 2 or 3 foot high walls if need be, it also has 9 x caster wheels attached to the floor for easy movement and support.
     
  5. pinefamily

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    Great job with that enclosure, Dragon_77. Very impressive!
     
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    Very nice Dragon! You know guys, I'm trying to keep my wish list empty, but you aren't helping lol!
     
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    Herpo, We all are trying to keep your wish list full...yes we all are helping you that is why we keep on posting photos of our set-up and what we keep or have kept in the past...lol.

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    Pinefamily, Yes it sure is a great set-up l have here thank you, it was designed by me and built by a closefriend of mine, and it cost me close to $2800.00 for labour and material and electrical which is not cheap.
     
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    One more picture and then I think I should back out for now. Don't want to spam the thread.

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    Dragon_77, what a great enclosure! Just got a cheap cabinet myself and have enlisted my friend's dad to try and turn it into an enclosure.
     

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    [MENTION=41778]Dragon_77[/MENTION], that sounds expensive. What was the main cost?
     
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    Meh, keep them coming. Your little tristis is amazing :)

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    The night he moved in, still very defensive. I got that response the moment I sat down on my bed (his enclosure is in my bedroom for now, for his own peace and quiet)
     
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    That's a great shot, Smittiferous!
     
  12. Herpo

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    Smitti, that last pic belongs in a horror movie! Perfect jumpscare! And yes everyone keep em coming, make me more jealous!
     
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    The main cost of building my indoor enclosure was material, such as timber - laminex - aluminium - wheels - paint and light fittings & batton holders.

    This enclosure is made from the second best timber money can buy Exterior Plywood, which is made to last a very long time if put together properly by a qualified tradesmen.

    Herpo, here is a photo of a Lace Monitor that belongs in a horror movie.

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    Wow that is one scary gob!
     
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    It's like gazing into a wormhole! Oh, the bottomless black abyss! :p

    I had no such display from my Tristis first night home. But I did manage to get nailed! Then, next day, on the same finger, I got nailed by a feral kitten. The kitten bite looked messier, but it felt like a pinch compared to the monitor bite. Very powerful for such a small lizard. Sure has been a while since the last time I was bitten by a monitor.
     
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    He kinda looks like he's just posing for a selfie.


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    Chinese finger trap, go on guys! :D Gorgeous animals on here!
     
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    Chinese finger trap or remover?


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    You're right, a surgeons best friend. Well, you know, aside from the likely gangrene...
     
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    Absolutely correct when saying not helping with the wish list lol new to hobby we have three central dragons young daughter and I have hinted were building a reptile
    room I don't think that the wife has grasped what we mean or has she I am an extremist lol

    where looking at a pair of Sand Monitors would a 8ft long 3 foot high 2ft wide be big enough?
     
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