Monitor Populations in Captivity

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  1. Albino93

    Albino93 Very Well-Known Member

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    Ive only seen a couple of photos's of rosenbergs, some from WA and some from SA, i have to admit the ones from SA look alot better then those from WA, much more patterned imo. Does anybody have any photo's of ones from the east coast Sydney region?
     
  2. mrkos

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    Not sure about how many people keep brevicauda but I have a trio with five eggs incubating at present with more to come I intend to keep a small colony of these special lizards also have a pair of glauerti but I think I am a long way from successfully breeding them as I am finding them rather finicky to keep cheers
     
  3. Pilbarensis

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    Cool. Anyone got any info on V. eremius? I know there's someone up in QLD with one, I think there's a pair in SA and I heard that URS has one or two, anyone care to shed some light on this?
     
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    Jonno from ERD Very Well-Known Member

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    Like most "specialist" types of reptiles (elapids, monitors, pygopods, colubrids etc), it's generally only the common stuff that gets openly advertised for sale, as most of it is traded amongst friends and acquaintances. The only one out of that list that isn't in captivity in Australia is V.pilbarensis.
     
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  6. Albino93

    Albino93 Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks crocdoc.

    edit: forgot to mention, great photo's, were u close to them when u took the shots?, did they seem threatened at all by ur appearance?
     
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    Mrkos, im interested in whats issues you are having with the glauerti?
     
  8. Pilbarensis

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    Pretty awesome pictures Crocdoc, thanks for sharing. Are they what you'd regard as an "average looking" V. rosenbergi?
     
  9. mrkos

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    Nothing too serious mummabear they are doing ok I just have struggled to establish a good feeding routine with them like my other monitors in saying that one of them is a very good size 50g plus and the smaller one is 41g and seems to go on and off food it's hard to say because i work long hours and don't see them out and about until weekends they are an intriguing monitor to work with that's for sure
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Pilb I hear are about
     
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    Defenitely on the must have list this species would be awesom to keep. I would say whoever has them would not be saying too much
     
  12. Pilbarensis

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    Agreed, those pilbarensis are absolutely stunning, anyone have any idea of if there are any about what would there price be? (Not going to get any until I have more experience/space but would like to know). Also I think I heard that last season someone in NSW had a pair of V. baritji that produced around 20 hatchlings, anyone have any more information on what happened to these hatchlings?
     
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    Thanks, guys
    Yes, those are pretty normal for Sydney locale V. rosenbergi.
    Yes, I was pretty close to them (really close to some). They probably didn't feel threatened as I didn't enter their flight distance. V. rosenbergi has a different predator response than V. varius. Rather than bolt, they usually hold still and hope you haven't seen them, but even if they definitely know they've been seen they'll still usually hold still or move away really slowly before choosing to bolt. When they do bolt, they go a short distance before hitting the ground and going perfectly still. Unless their burrow is nearby, in which case they'll disappear down the hole.

    One of the reasons lace monitors are seen so much more frequently than heath monitors in the areas in which both occur is the simple fact that lace monitors will noisily go crashing through the bush and straight up a tree when you get too close, whereas most people will walk past two or three heath monitors without even knowing they are there.
     
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    All sp. Above are around, no one in there right mind would say where or who on a public forum. Just going to have to wait.
     
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    True, still I'm more asking about their population in captivity, not really who's keeping/breeding them (would be nice to know but for obvious reasons I agree with XKiller).

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    Also I'm well aware of the various red V. glauerti from Arnhem Land as well as the "normal" form but what about the more yellow individuals. Does anyone have any information regarding this V. glauerti form?
     
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    Thanks again crocdoc, i might have to come up to sydney and do some herping ;)

    How about V. keithhornei? are they in captivity?
     
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    Monitors_R_Us Suspended Banned

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    As for Pilb's i only know of one person who has a pair. He is yet to breed them
     
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    I think that Australia Zoo once had a V. keithhornei pair, I don't know if they're still around. Also thanks for the info Monitors_R_Us.
     
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    But as someone previously stated, many breeders do like to hide under the radar
     
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    True that, anyone got any news on V. eremius?
     

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