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  1. Driake

    Driake Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody, Am looking into getting a monitor.

    Was wanting a smaller Species, That still looks awesome. (pics would be good)
    Anyone have suggestions :D :D :D

    Cheerz Brett.
     
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    Hi Brett,
    Have you considered some of smaller terrestrial species; such as;
    V.storr's, V acanthurus, etc
    Or maybe some of the smaller arboreal species; such as;
    V tristis, V scalaris or V gillians?
    My suggestion is that you look through some books on monitors;
    do some research; and see what you like the look of .
    Those i've listed are bred in reasonable numbers these days;
    and either would IMO; be suitable as a introduction to keeping monitors.
     

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    i think out of the small ones u have a choice of 3 or four in nsw on basic licence,but anyways,i find them all awsome,similar in husbandry requirements,so which do u prefer,i think as a first ridge tails or gillens pygmy mulgas are a great first choice
     
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    your to fast for me indicus,love the spotted tree,very nice collection u have
     
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    indicus Very Well-Known Member

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    hehe...sorry Richard;
    I agree mate; the spotted's are quite nice ;)
     
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    Sorry for hi-jacking your thread but i just have a quick question, would you be able to build a pen outside for some monitor's down the bathurst region or would it be to cold for them ?,
    cheers.
     
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    Thanks for the info indicus and richardsc.
    Ive had a look into the V scalaris and think thats the one for me, Your spotted looks really nice indicus. :D
    Does anyone know anyone that breeds V scalaris?
    Also any tips and info would be great :D
    Cheers Brett.
     
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    mmm I know Troy Martin does, but not sure if he has any available yet..

    can find him at The Reptile Shop in Narellan
     
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    and hodges,in your area lacies would be your best bet,not small though
     
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    Do you have your class 2 licence for monitors becaus i beleive in NSW the only options you have on class1 are V.Acanthurus, V.Gilleni, V.Gouldii, V.Tristis
     
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    Correct mate.
     
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    Driake Well-Known Member

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    Well thats a buzz kill lol, looks like ill have to wait until next year when i turn 18 :( lol.
     
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    how big do the scalaris get though? i haven't seen that many around. but i haven't really been paying attention
     
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    pugsly Suspended Banned

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    The size in the photo inny posted is an adult.
     
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    scalaris around 60cms
     
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    Hey everyone, ive done some more invetigating and decided to go with a Varanus acanthurus.

    Does anyone know anyone that breeds them?

    Any pics, and tips on keeping these would be muchly appreciated.

    Cheers Brett.
     
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    wait i say go big get a prenti or a komodo then you can scare the nabours
     
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    Lol certainly would make a good "guard dog"
     
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    BUMP

    Anyone know anyone that breeds or has any Varanus Acanthurus?
    Please PM me.

    Thanks Brett...
     
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    hit up Aslan
    herd he's trying to breed this season ;)

    Cheers
    Camo...
     
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