The Dog Trainer
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- Jan 9, 2010
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Yes, these are a dwarf species. They get about 24" counting tail, so pretty small for a monitor lizard.awesome Tom! I love monitor lizards (never had one) but they seem so smart for reptile. Keep us updated on these three. They look right at home already. Whats the enclosure like? these guys stay fairly small compared to other monitors right?
Beautiful set up. How old are these ones? they seem young. Love the coloring on them. The one in the upper right is really blended in.
The seller told me they are a few months old. Really looking forward to watching them thrive and grow. I certainly have enough food for them with all my roach colonies.Beautiful set up. How old are these ones? they seem young. Love the coloring on them. The one in the upper right is really blended in.
I saw the four in your original post/picture, but I then took this pic as a challenge. They blend in very well.
Roaches can certainly survive and breed in that environment, but I don't think the voracious little lizards will allow them to "live" long enough to breed.Very cool. i love the one popping his head out of the hole. Do you think that the roaches could live and breed in the enclosure? Then they would have food all the time.
This is my first group, and so far so good. Everything I've found says they do good in groups. Some sites say that if babies grow up together, the largest will develop into a dominant male, and the rest will stay female. Don't know if this is true or not. Time will tell.They’re super cute! Do a Ackies work well as groups? Would love to own a few eventually.
These are a dwarf monitor. As full grow adults, they are about the length of a blue tongue skink or bearded dragon, but more slender.OH NO WAY! they are cute looking, but no big lizards ever. I had a friend years ago that worked at the Cleveland Zoo and he had a water monito that he hand raised. Too each there own. No Matter What I know you will give them the best care they require!
I've seen those at a reptile show, but I know nothing about them. Price tags were $1500-3000 each for little ones when I saw them. I don't have a source for them, but they sure are cool looking.Hey Tom, A friend of mine is looking for captive bred Abronia. Wondering if you have any leads I can pass on. He lives in Massachusetts. Also, I saw that Backwater is selling them, but I don't know their reputation. Thanx
I've seen those at a reptile show, but I know nothing about them. Price tags were $1500-3000 each for little ones when I saw them. I don't have a source for them, but they sure are cool looking.
I wouldn't buy anything from Backwater. Tell your friend to come here and check out the vendor reviews on them.
Oh that is great if they've come down in price. That's usually a sign that they are breeding well and getting more plentiful in captivity.Yeah, they don't appear to be common in the trade, but the price tag I've been seeing online is around the $300-400 range. Thanx for the input. How are your Ackies doing?
Oh that is great if they've come down in price. That's usually a sign that they are breeding well and getting more plentiful in captivity.
Akies are doing great. Eating like little piggies and growing slowly but steadily.