Spencer’s monitor

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  1. Neil j

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    New member, I’m Getting a Spencer’s monitor. I’d love to post pics without a URL but I don’t know how. Anyway can’t wait.
     
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    Click upload a file and choose your picture. Can’t wait to see!!
     
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    Thanks stompsy and pine family. I should wait till I get him to take more photos. Yes his my first monitor.

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    I love their squished up little faces! Would love one of these guys..
     
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    You know you want one, Stompsy, lol. Are you allowed to have them in Victoria?
    Neil j, he/she is a good size. How old is it?
     
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    Pinefamily I haven’t actually asked the age yet. Perfect size to me nice full belly on him. Can’t wait to handle it. It was sold to them as a girl but the seller thinks it might be a boy. Rate of grow dominance ect compared to another one. I got a 180cm pvc cage for the little fella. Picked it up 300 bucks with heat dome che and thermostat.
     
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    Good pick up. Will it be big enough as a forever home for him?
    Spencers are great. Next to Mertens they have to be one of the most placid monitors. We got ours as a hatchling, and believe it or not, was a problem feeder at first. Making up for lost time now.
     
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    No he will out grow it eventually but watching some YouTube clips won’t be for awhile. Should be easier to get out of the cage for handling.
    I heard that about the mertens.
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    Got some jungles hatching. Just waiting for them to come out of egg to make a call on exactly what they are as I used to two males. Tiger x tiger then axanthic x tiger. Hoping to get some hets. Dare say I will.

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    Maybe one day. I’m quickly running out of space.
     
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    Lovely Spencers you have there. Man I gotta stop looking at pics of Monitors. Pine's sig hits the nail on the head. Haha.
     
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    yes spencers are legal here. didn't think having a potentially 6 foot monitor would be a good first choice honestly, it'll need a very large most likely outside enclosure once an adult...
     
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    I got a little harness for goanna. Does anybody else harness??

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    that's for dwarf rabbits lol..would most likely be uncomfortable too, in which even then the harness for an adult(if you even have a hand to use it after trying to equip it) would need to be for a very very large flemish giant, that harness would not fit a six month old, which is the minimum i'd even dare put a harness on. not worth it, just dumb for a large monitor imo, no matter how "placid" the species is.
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    unless you can get a 12 foot enclosure or lots of power outside this is a bad idea too, along with food, etc, you're looking at a very pricey animal all up.
     
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    Depending on what state you live in it may contravene wildlife regulations. I know here in Vic it was frowned upon by the licensing body.

    What you do in the privacy of your own home is your own business though.
     
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    no you're not,just kick the kids out into the caravan lol
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    nah just give it one of the bedrooms
     
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    They should be fine fending for themselves in the back shed, right? that's just what all kids did before the internet.
     
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    we survived
     
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    I had a pair outside in western Vic as adults, kept in a disused 5M diameter concrete water tank. Only supplemental heating over winter and a dry hide spot. They spent more time down 3M long tunnels than in their winter hides:). Aaha, wont load a bmp file, Soz:(
     
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    His not that big and the harness is adjustable and they do have a larger one. If he will tolerate me putting it on. Lol

    I’m happy to dive in the deep end with a spencer. You know I stuffed around with carpets and rough scales for so long before I could dare to get a green tree python. So I’m going straight for the spenc
     

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