Hi all, i am currently looking into getting a black headed monitor (Varanus tristis tristis) and I have a couple questions
1. Would an wooden enclosure that measures 120cmx60x120 (length x width x height) be large enough to sustain a singular adult or pair?
2. Would an enclosure measuring...
Hi everyone, I know this is a very touchy subject from scrolling through old threads on the forums, and banter will probably start up during this thread. Anyways, what is everyone's opinions on hybridization between different species and subspecies? I know from looking through old threads that...
I know there's a few pics and info already on here, but just wanting to see some new pics of tristis and their localities. Does anyone keep any nice northern localities? Maybe even start a tristis thread?
This is a topic that I have relatively little experience in, and as a result I've been scouring many sources to satiate my curiosity. From what I have found there appears to be two schools of thought, "complete and constant exposure" to humans and their environment such as regular handling...
I'm thinking of getting another lizard in the future and I am looking for a good handling and somewhat affectionate, placid animal.
I've narrowed down my search a bit to these animals:
-black rock skink
We have the following for sale:
? NT Hatchling Frillnecks ? 6 hatchlings available. Feeding well on roaches and are colouring up well. Robust healthy animals that have been vet checked. $350 each.
? Hatchling Black Headed Monitors (Varanus tristis tristis) ? 4 hatchlings available...
Snake in the roof Perth suburbs Help! SOLVED
After hearing noises in the roof I went up for a look and was surprised to see 3 small fresh reptile droppings. I live next to Canning River in Thornlie. My question is would a young dugite live up there? Could it be a python in the burbs?? I am...
Hey everyone, for the last couple of years I was interested in monitors, one of the main things that stopped me from getting a monitor was their size. Right now and for at least the next couple of years I won't be able to take care of big reptiles. However, in a reptile expo...
I've had a look around the net and this site but can't seem to find a straight forward answer.
I had left some kitten kibble outside in the rain and forgot about it for about a week (got side tracked when cleaning out the cattery and just decided to leave the cat inside for the duration...
I think it is a racehorse anyways. Rescued this little fella off a cat at my inlaws house. Doesn't seem to be injured at all so he is free to go when it warms up today.
Is he fresh out the egg? Don't know how small hatchings are.
Just a thought, no need for details. No flaming allowed and all that but has anyone at any point in their reptile keeping hobby ever learned the hard way and suffered a loss or injury because of it? I'll admit when I was a teenager I made all kinds of mistakes. Some still bother me. I guess we...
Hi was wanting to know about these little guys. If anyone can let me know were to find info on them please.
I'm wanting to know housing, temps,food, handling, how many u should have eg a pair one on its own will be fine? How to sex? Do I need to have an up grade in my license to get them? ...
Black headed monitor (Varanus tristis) 6-10 week old hatchlings. Feeding well on woodies and growing well. Established line and will be the last available this year. Unsure of original locality however resemble the Alice Springs locale. 9 available. Unable to sex accurately at this age. See...
Hatchling Alice Springs locale Varanus tristis. Photos of hatchlings for sale and parents. $250 each, $460/2 then $220 each for 3 or more. Pick up Ryde area Sydney or air freight for $70. Interstate export licence is $30. Sold as unsexed. PM me for enquiries.
I've seen a few "herping 2012" around the joint so I decided to put this together over the last few weeks when I've had spare time. I don't post much anymore, but I do put stuff on flickr. I just fail to use it in posts. I do enjoy putting threads together- so humour me. The last year is now...
Hi All, I have limited knowledge in monitors (planning on changing that) and I was wondering if the below chap can please be identified? The photo is old I know, but I have been seeing more of these guys around and wouldn't mind knowing what they are and doing some reading up on them.
Varanus tristis is currently a very confusing species in terms of taxonomy and work needs to be done to establish further clarity with this stunning and diverse species. The species has a remarkably large distribution and a range extending from the most northern point of Australia (Cape York)...
Haven't posted for a fair while!
May as well do another quick one then go quiet for a few months!
I drove out east for a few days to visit a mate who was staying in the Northern Wheatbelt. It was also a chance for me to have another crack at Pseudechis butleri (needless to...
Scientific Name Varanus tristis tristis
Common Name Blackheaded Monitor
Quantity Available 1
Bred By ?
General Description Pretty monitor in great shape with all her toes etc, laid a clutch last season. Very rare to find female adults offered for sale
Following on from my thread on Aussie Snakes which can be seen here - http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/field-herping-reptile-studies-5373/aussie-snakes-190769/ - I thought I'd put up a thread on some of the monitor lizards that I have also encountered on my herping travels. I haven't seen a...
Got a slightly better camera(canon 50D) on monday so thought I'd share some wild herp pics I've taken since then, enjoy!
Green tree frog
Litoria caerulea by Kieran Palmer, on Flickr
Litoria caerulea by Kieran Palmer, on Flickr
Desert Tree Frog
Litoria rubella by Kieran Palmer, on Flickr...
Hello fellow enthusiast,
I am coming to the end of my uni degree (Animal Science) and have decided even if I can only find a job waiting tables (which I'm am damn good at) or labouring, that I will be in need of a reptile room.
A room solely dedicated to pythons. I currently have said room...
Scientific Name Varanus tristis tristis
Black Headed Monitor
Large adult male Black Headed Monitor currently housed with another male although this guy is the dominent one. Problem free...
Varanus Tristis tristis
Balck headed monitor
about a month old
I have three Tristis tristis hatchies for sale selling for $250 each or may swap for other monitors. Eating medium...
Scientific Name Varanus tristis & Varanus scalaris
Common Name Black-headed monitor & Spotted tree monitor
Quantity Available 1 of each
Location Beerwah, Sunshine coast
Willing to Freight?
0434 928 701
could someone help me make a list of the top 5 smallest monitors and there sizes.
a picture included would be great. number one being the smallest and 5 bigger.
1. varanus brevicauda
average total length - 20cm (just guessing here)
habitat - ground dwelling, desert,
Since arriving in Australia 4 months ago, I've had the chance to spend a lot of time herping in and around SE Queensland, and have been lucky enough to be shown some fantastic spots by a mate local to the area. Our time is coming to an end in this area, as we're heading north to Cairns for Xmas...
I have my eyes on an enclosure 4ft long x 100cm high. what's the largest adult monitor I could reasonably keep in this? Anything bigger than an ackie that anyone could suggest? I'm only looking to get one animal. Thanks!
My pair of black-headed monitors have already laid 2 clutches of fertile eggs this season no problems.Now when she was due to lay her 3rd about 1 month ago(going on her size etc) nothing is happening while she does not seem sick she still eats although she can only fit in about 2 woodies.She has...
Scientific Name Varanus tristis orientalis
Common Name Freckled monitor
Age 5 years old
Sex Presumed males, however not 100% sure.
Quantity Available 2
Price $600 each
General Description Absolutely stunning medium sized monitors that are rarely offered for sale...
im trying to get monitors soon, i have cbd's at the present time, ive been looking into upgrading my licence but the rule in nsw are rediculous
this caption is from there web page
'Advanced class native animal keeper licences are only available to persons who are over 18 years of age and...
i transported my coastal from sydney when i moved back out to the central west of nsw. She ate 3 medium rats befor she traveled down but since has not eaten a thing, last week she looked like she wanted to but didnt. I have her enclosed with her life long friend, (male coastal) and am currently...
Scientific Name Varanus tristis
Common Name Black-headed monitors
Age 6 weeks
Sex Unknown - too small to sex accurately at this stage
Quantity Available 5
Price $250 each
Bred By James Haberfield
General Description Strong patterns, feeding well on roaches...
hey guys another question which i cannot find any answers for what should i be doing as in heat wise for my stimmie the ppl at the pet store reckon i dont need heat mat or anything the light will do the work as long as i put in on for a bit everyday is this correct here are some pics!
Continuing on from http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/field-herping-reptile-studies-5373/nt-qld-herping-trip-western-155397/
After camping near the small border town of Camooweal, we left Queensland and entered the Northern Territory on the Barkley Tablelands, again targeting Speckled Browns...
what do you think are the coolest lizards able to be kept in Australia in these the categories.
1. Centralian knob-tailed gecko
2. blotched blue toungue
4.Mertens water monitor
Black headed monitor
i think its a male
roughly 45cm i could be abit bigger
Nice looking monitor. very active, feeding on...