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Discussion in 'Lizards' started by Hindower, Jul 7, 2019.

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  1. Hindower

    Hindower New Member

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    First is my favorite of my monitors, an 8 month old juvenile ornate with an amazing brain. His enclosure is barren right now, but I'm soon getting some large climbing logs at an expo for him.

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    Second is my baby Nile, my newest one and the most skittish, who's also getting logs to climb on. He hasn't successfully bitten nor whipped me yet, but needs some serious confidence lol. Maybe he'll get some when he's bigger...

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    Finally, my two baby Savannahs. Very cute, with the top one having an insane appetite while tolerating outside handling, and the bottom one having gone from a whipping, hissing, mouth-gaping demon to a more tolerant yet spunky lizard. You can't really tell from the picture, but the top one is considerably larger.

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    Just wanted to share some pics of them. Tell me what you guys think, whether just opinions on them, comments, or questions!
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    kazjimmy Active Member

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    How many mice you planning to breed?
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    Cowboy_Ken Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I had, in my younger years, a black throat monitor. His name was Sparky and he was loved by my entire family.
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    No live mice lol, don't have the heart to euthanize them. Going to spend few hundred on frozen feeders and insects at the expo though.
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    I used to breed mice. But at the end of the day. I became one of the free mice supplier to the local pet store.
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    I love using reptilinks as feeders....

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    Do the youngsters get along together? I assume they will be separated as they get older.
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    The ornate and nile each live by themselves, but the two savannahs are together at the moment. I think the savannahs are both female though from what little I know about sexing them since they're still so small. I'm planning on keeping them together unless they're males who may end up fighting or are a pair who would just stress each other out.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Nice. You need a dubia colony or two.

    I've seen some very aggressive niles. What made you choose that species?
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    Yup, I got a dubia colony running right now and I might also start a small hisser colony if I can find a good seller.

    From the beginning I knew I wanted monitor species that are often impulse buys, and I wanted to see if I was able to raise those with terrible reputations to adulthood, hopefully in a way that lets me pet them without my hand being torn off. There's just some weird allure to large, "aggressive" lizards, that makes me want to become a part time dragon tamer.
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    Yep I love monitors especially Nile, with me I handle mine from babes so yeah pretty tame.
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    Yeah the nile will get more confidence and chase you around the house LOL
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    Chubbs the tegu Well-Known Member

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    They are beautiful tho.. but id think id go for an asian water monitor before the nile. Kind of similar appearance wise but way better temperaments
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    Nice collection you got there though! Get ready to give up half of your house to them lol
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Very nice. But your crazy wanting have the aggressive ones lol
    Good luck with them and keep updates
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    Chubbs the tegu Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i had a green iguana for 17 years and he was an ahole 50% of the time lol i kept a stuffed dinosaur around for him to take his aggression out on.. hey it works
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    My dream lizard has always been a water monitor but my feelings on cleaning out a pool sized tub frequently keeps me on the other side of the fence
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