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  1. Stompsy

    Kimberley Rock Monitors

    Hi Guys, So, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to the politics of having certain species added to keepers lists, however I have fallen head over heals with Kimberley Rock Monitors but alas, they are not available to keep in Victoria. So, my question is.... what is the process to have any given...
  2. ronhalling

    Venomous ???????????

    I have just finished watching 72 Dangerous Animals Australia on Netflix which was pretty interesting viewing for a wet windy Friday night, but there was 1 particular segment that i found to be a little more interesting than the rest, in this segment the presenter was talking to Rick Shine and...
  3. Ekans

    What's your holy grail of reptiles?

    What's that one native snake, lizard, invertebrate etc that you want to someday own but your skill, its care is slightly intimidating or its rarity is holding you back? :)
  4. A

    God i wish i could have one of these! coolest reptile ever!
  5. A

    Get what you want!

    Constantly there is threads popping up with people asking whats the best reptile to get first.. In my opinion you should get what you want.. Do your research and be prepared with what the future may hold. If you want a GTP get one or if you want a Perentie get one lol maybe the Perentie comment...
  6. HerpNthusiast

    Best Lizard to Handle

    Hey guys i started a thread to look in depth into the care of a central netted dragon but thinking back i also would like to know what lizard is a good handler i will most likely get a netted i know they are a mostly look but don't touch animal. Anyway below is the three lizards i've chosen to...
  7. Nero Egernia

    Display Licence

    ***Slight Vent Warning*** Right, at the moment I think I may feel better if I were to be bashing my head on a brick wall or something. Iv'e visited a few reptile keepers in WA and I see oh, a pair of Lace Monitors, oh, and a Central Bearded Dragon, but wait, not one, three(!) and, oh a Northern...
  8. C

    Pygmy freshwater croc

    Hi guys, So I know that currently the pygmy freshwater crocs are restricted to the high escarments within the Northern territory, are half the size of regular freshwater crocs and that research involves mesauring and collecting tissue samples. What other information is there on these spectacular...
  9. Stuart

    2016 Calendar Orders

    Hi All, Not long until the Calendars will be available to buy, I am just getting the final pictures from winners and getting them all together. I will be getting the Calendars printed in lots rather than a single bulk amount which means they should be available for you sooner as well as not...
  10. Cunninghamskinks

    Thinking of getting another monitor what species

    Hey Guys what monitor should i get next. i have a ackie and im looking to get another.... advice needed>>>>
  11. Stuart

    2016 Calendar Photo Competition

    The Photo Competition to get your photo featured in the 2016 Aussie Pythons and Snakes calendar is now open. It is a simple competition where you can upload up to 3 photos to our Gallery for consideration by a chosen few as well as some independent persons (to avoid favoritism) who will pick the...
  12. C


    Perentie, definite sub-adult male, about 2yo & approx. 1300 TL. Extremely regretful sale. He is in perfect condition & has been brumating since mid-April. Prefer to sell him to a South Australian buyer but will consider someone interstate. Phone 0433564505. Permit # F45538 - - - Updated - - -...
  13. G

    Large monitors and housing outdoors

    Hi all, I have a few queries for all the larger Monitor owners out there in regards to housing. I currently own 2 Spencer's Monitors which I am planning an enclosure for. I was planning to have a 3.5 by 2.5 metre enclosure built inside my reptile room out of retaining wall sleepers at the...
  14. R

    best pet reptile for kids ?

    hi , wondering what's the best pet reptile for kids I have eastern long neck turtle and two levis levis geckos but my two kids don't touch or play with them . they ask me when they can get there own reptile they r 5 and 3 years old but they r good with pets they know they don't touch...
  15. BrownHash

    Western Australian Herps

    I've been going through a few of my photos from the last year or two and decided I need to sort them out and post them. Here are a few to get started... and I'll upload a few more over the next day or two. Enjoy... ...and a shot of Coral Bay to finish off Mike
  16. RoryBreaker

    400+ species found in feral cats stomachs Some selected paragraphs from the article. "Virtually every reptile, small mammal and bird in Australia is vulnerable to cat predation so they're a really serious threat," he told the SA Late Afternoons program."I've found some amazing...
  17. I

    V. glebopalma?

    Any available or any known breeders out there?...a long shot, I know, but, "if you don't ask":). Cheers, Richard. PS: there's an adult male on display at Croc Cove in Darwin for anyone visiting. Stunning little monitor, remind me of a Perentie in miniature.
  18. RoryBreaker

    Hatchling Perenties

    A good friend of mine is currently hatching some Perentie Monitors. His first one popped out after 211 days of incubation. I went around to visit him today to check them out. Didn't take the camera but grabbed a few pictures via the mobile phone. I think they look pretty neat. This guy is the...
  19. M

    Legal trading of wild caught reptiles

    which states are you allowed to catch wild animals?
  20. R

    Illawara Reptile Show

    Hey all, Just wondering who was going to show up to the Illawara show. This is my first expo so i was wondering how big this one was and if i might find a diamond pair? Looking forward to seeing you there. I'll be the 13 year old oohing and aahing at everything i see. :D.
  21. diamond_reptiles

    Think you want a lacey?

    You think you want a Lacey? Firstly I just want to say that I have kept alot of Lizards (Blue Tongues, Bearded Dragons, Gidgees, Ridge Tail Monitors, Spencer Monitors, Water Dragons, Garden Lizards, Water Monitor plus more) These are not a first time pet. They take ALOT more work then any other...
  22. Pineapplekitten

    High red Silkbacks and leatherbacks

    Common Name bearded dragons Age hatchlings Size small Quantity Available 9 Bred By jinjajoe and me General Description Hypo silkback/leatherback clutch for sale. 1 hypo silkback and 2 high red silkbacks poss het translucent 3 hypo leatherbacks, 3 reduced scale bearded dragons for...
  23. PythonLegs

    Should big monitors be on a standard license

    Should big monitors be available on a standard licence? Discuss.
  24. J

    Reptile Competitions

    Hello! I've recently become interested in showing my snakes at reptile shows ect, but i have no idea where to start? What is involved? What are snakes judged on? What breeds are best for showing? Any information to help get me started would be greatly appreciated! Cheers
  25. ReptilianHybrid

    Spencers Monitor Basking Temp

    Hi just want to see what temp people keep their Spencer's Monitor at. I've been told 4 different basking temps from 4 different shops ranging from 36.0c to 70c and every store keeps and one breeds monitors. One even has a Perentie basking in 36c. I've seen two posts on here recommending 70c as...
  26. ReptilianHybrid

    Spencers monitor Respritory infection care

    Hi just looking for some advice iv got a spencers monitor hes friendly happy and eats every 2 to 3 days but had a bit of discharge from his nose last few days, itook him to the reptile vet she said he had a upper respritory infection, seemed a bit inexperienced opening his mouth with a pen to...
  27. saximus

    My Lacey "Training" Experience

    I just thought I’d share my limited experience with training my little Lacey. I thought it might help as a bit of a guide for those who are interested and hopefully to get some tips from the pros on what I might be doing wrong and/or where to go from here. He is just over a year old now and no...
  28. mcloughlin2

    Keeping a Varanus acanthurus in outdoor enclosure with supplemental heating (Sydney)

    A similar thread to another posted but I didn't want to hijack the other one. Has anyone kept ackies outside in Western Sydney year round with supplemental heating? I'm not talking a pit, more an enclosure similar to a rabbit hutch off the ground. So excessive moisture isn't an issue and no...
  29. Delicateskink

    My first pet monitor :-)

  30. T

    Geckos, Dragons and Skinks

    Hi everyone, Just wondering what Geckos, Dragons and Skinks are easy to breed? Only pairs and trios that can live in a 120cm x 60cm x 60cm or smaller. Thanks, Tyler
  31. Timmy-Morelia

    which permit is needed

    what permit is needed for a perentie in QLD;)
  32. L

    Walking A Monitor Lizard

    Hi Just wondering how easy it is to walk a monitor (like a dog)
  33. S

    Lovely Snakes

    Some snakes..... Not Sure why I breed them now.. but I still do. Heres some Lovely pics... Lovley girl: Central: Caramel scrub Cool spotted: This is a lovely Lizard that I did not breed.
  34. montysrainbow

    The vent thread.....feel free to whinge, sigh or brag!

    lol i LOVE the describe your words in 3 days thread but lets face it its hard to do with just 3 words! SO i thought i would start this one and have it a free for all lol a place for people to get things off their chest or share their excitment! whatever you like I will pop my head in later...
  35. V

    Virides are back! Exciting new product range - endless possibilities :D

    We have been away from APS for some time now while we consolidated our range of products. We trimmed the fat and simplified it down to what is really popular. We also revamped our website to be a lot fresher :) Check it out at - Virides | Stylish Enclosure Enhancements - Once you place an order...
  36. B

    Snake found - nsw

    Hi all, I have joined so I can put up this post. I have a rescued pet (quite sure of this) snake, which was found in the Southern Highlands area, NSW. Can't give out more details. If you lost one please contact me with details identifying where lost, species, size etc... Thanks Carla
  37. ReptileMad_98

    What is your favourite Australian reptile?

    Ill start off, either the olive python or the inland taipan :D.
  38. I

    Ideas/ Opinions?

    Finished the foundations for the outdoor Lacie cage:). I have two sections of 2.4M x 4.8M. I'm considering an aviary style enclosure but was after peoples opinions on glass panels and an open pit?
  39. W

    Lost perentie

    Hi has anyone lost there pet perentie was caught NSW , very tam .:D
  40. T

    Do you ever feed refused items to other Pythons in your collection?

    I'm talking about food that has just been offered, not something that has been left in another Python enclosure overnight. I never used to, but i do these days. Saves wasting food. Especially when it becomes quite expensive once you get into larger Rats or Rabbits. Are there any negatives to...
  41. brierleys_girl

    how on EARTH am I meant to measure the length of my snake?

    Title pretty much says it all. Really silly question, hoping I don't get a silly answer lol I've seen people like "yea he's x cm long and x yrs old" And I'm just like uhh... when my snake it out he's never once been straight enough for a measure! So... how do I do it? I've got sheds but aren't...
  42. I

    Dont let Lacies in your bedroom!!

    Sidney:1, Doona:0. She wasn't hard to find, just follow the feather trail, she looks guilty, too.
  43. C

    Differences in V.Gouldii

    I have always wondered what the differences are between V.Gouldii & V.Gouldii.Flavirufus. Is it locality or size or colour, something else? Is this species similar to the Tristis sp. where there are varying differences in localities?
  44. sniffmylizard

    Panoptes or Spenceri or ???

    I would like to get a large monitor but I am at the point where I would like some advice on these 2 and opinions. I am even open to other suggestions. I have smaller monitors but would like to add a larger one to my menagerie. Everything I read about Lacies says get some time up with other...
  45. GeckPhotographer

    A couple of recent herping photos part 2 of 2.

    So recently I've been doing a bit of herping here and there. My aim for herping this year was to get my list of species of Australian reptiles seen (and positively ID'd) to 200 species. Having completed this earlier this year (in a thread yet to be posted), I decided to head to Qld with some...
  46. C

    Monitor Hatchlings For Sale

    Anyone know who the breeder is who's selling the Perentie & Yellow Spotted Monitor hatchlings currently advertised on the Herp Trader classifieds? I was thinking maybe Peter Krauss as I know he breeds Panoptes, could it be anyone else?
  47. K

    Whats your Favorite species and why?

    Do you own one? and if no how come?.
  48. moloch05

    Lake Eyre Basin, Central Western Queensland, Nov 2012

    I recently had a week break from work so decided to visit a couple of my favourite areas in the eastern deserts. The first destination was the Lake Eyre Basin near Winton in central western Queensland. This is one of the relatively close places for me to herp but it was a 26 hour drive from my...
  49. Monitors_R_Us

    Large Monitor Breeders.

    Just out of of curiosity, how many breeders of the larger monitors have been successful this year etc, Lacies, Spencers, Goulds and Yellow Spotted's. It is that time of the year were all the hatchy's are starting to come up for sale, exciting.
  50. adelherper

    perentie :)

    picked up the perentie today quite stoked