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Offline Bonem

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« on: June 07, 2016, 08:40:13 PM »
fairly new to keepiong reptiles - have pygmy dragons and green tree frogs - like monitors but not sure they suit beginners - want something you can see and fairly easy to keep - any suggestions....................thanks mal

Offline urodacus_au

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Re: wtb
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 11:07:20 AM »
Look into Ridge-tailed goannas, Varanus acanthurus. They've recently been dropped to category 3 and are probably the easiest goanna to keep on our list. Scott Ryan had some for sale on Facebook recently.


Offline Molerat52

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Re: wtb
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 01:03:09 PM »
The two ridgies ive had have been a breeze to keep. If you've kept beardies I would say care is much easier.
Some advice specific to ackies would be to keep the hotspot quite hot (~60 degrees). Keep an eye when they are shedding as they can quite easily loose digits when they are young due to retained shed.
Caudos (V. caudolineatus) have been pretty easy but they can be quite the mixed bag. I've seen some extremely healthy individuals in very average looking enclosure and some ropey looking specimen in conditions that were all "by the books". They can catch respiratory infection quite easily so I don't provide permanent water bowls to ensure humidity doesn't build up.

This is just what I have found with the ones I have kept. There is certainly exceptions to the rule. I know plenty of people that started with black headed monitors having never kept lizards before and their animals thrive.


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