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 #1705308


Elpadregrande
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 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

So i have a spare 8x4x4 custom enclosure, what type of monitor would be perfect to have a pair in that enclosure?



04/16/08  10:29am

 #1706753


Mxracer
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  Message To: Elpadregrande   In reference to Message Id: 1705308


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

id say a trio of ackies . they would love to have that much space



04/17/08  03:20pm

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Angelo
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  Message To: Elpadregrande   In reference to Message Id: 1705308


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

why don’t you try a savannah monitor, they make great pets, are beautiful, and don’t put a hole in your wallet



05/05/08  09:26pm

 #1728363


Mxracer
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  Message To: Angelo   In reference to Message Id: 1726428


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

um buddy unless u have a sav dont say it and if u new any thing about monitors you would say ackies there the best to start out with



05/07/08  05:14pm

 #1729614


Angelo
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  Message To: Mxracer   In reference to Message Id: 1728363


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

i do have a savannah monitor, and i have seen the prices of ackies and they aren’t cheap



05/08/08  06:21pm

 #1731596


3240
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  Message To: Angelo   In reference to Message Id: 1729614


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

"Doesn’t put a hole in your wallet."

Let me guess, yours in young. Let us know if you still feel this way in about a year. Have you built an adult enlcosure, or paid an adult food bill yet?

An Ackie at $250 is a steal compared to a $35 sav. It’s amazes me that people are so naive as to only look at the purchase price of the actual lizard.



05/11/08  12:31am

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Angelo
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  Message To: 3240   In reference to Message Id: 1731596


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

i have built a 6’x4’x’3’ cage and it cost me around $120, and the food bill is not too much because i buy wholsale adult mice for about $0.25 each and they last me around 3 weeks, not to mention that i have 3 jobs that pays $8 hour together and i work 10-15 hours a day on the weekends and just about every day in the summer. that pays for my sav and 4 other lizards a dog a cat and 3 tortoises.



05/11/08  08:32pm

 #1736633


Willos111
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  Message To: Elpadregrande   In reference to Message Id: 1705308


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

Go with peachthroat monitors. there my favorite by far



05/15/08  07:39pm

 #1745235


Reptiman123
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  Message To: Willos111   In reference to Message Id: 1736633


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

I think a tegu could work but I might be confused by your question. If you want a monitor I’d say a trio of ackies too. I hope to convince my parents for a trio.



05/24/08  06:01pm

 #1824767


Morgs71
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  Message To: Reptiman123   In reference to Message Id: 1745235


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

in that sized cage u could fit more than a trio in there.



08/09/08  05:53am

 #1830896


Kriminaal
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  Message To: Morgs71   In reference to Message Id: 1824767


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

In the long run it usually doesn’t matter the inital cost of the animal. Since the initial cost is barely a dent in the overall upkeep of a monitor.
An eight ft cage is not suitable for an adult Sav.
It is as stated excellent for a trio of Ackies. They will be pure joy to see interacting in an enclosure of that size.
An adult Sav I’ve never had. But my trio of adult yellows eat about $40 worth of crickets a month. Plus the supers and supplemented mice.
There’s no way you’d feed even one adult Sav for that (properly)



08/14/08  03:27pm

 #1878430


Doug2
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  Message To: Kriminaal   In reference to Message Id: 1830896


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

what about 2 argus monitors



10/10/08  07:06pm

 #1879094


Mxracer
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  Message To: Doug2   In reference to Message Id: 1878430


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

are you reatarded yo that not even big anough for one argus



10/11/08  09:45pm

 #1889126


Mikef1
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  Message To: Mxracer   In reference to Message Id: 1879094


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

MXracer you are rude dude, you really need to tone it down....maybe have your mother look into more riddelline or something......you should learn to post with respect....to me you are more ignorant than the "sav tamers", and "muffdaddy’s" of this hobby...knock it off, learn some respect, and grow up a little



10/28/08  08:55am

 #1891567


Doug2
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  Message To: Mikef1   In reference to Message Id: 1889126


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

I looked up a care sheet on argus monitors and it said a pair could fit in that i should not have trusted the internet sorry for giving wrong info.



11/01/08  09:40pm

 #1891916


Doug2
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  Message To: Doug2   In reference to Message Id: 1891567


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

what do u mean the sav tamers and muffdadys?


And mxracer honestly calm down you could just say no an argus monitor can not fit in there.



11/02/08  02:11pm

 #1895616


Mxracer
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  Message To: Doug2   In reference to Message Id: 1891916


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

I’m sorry for calling you retarded and mike stfu i don’t need ridiline i just wish people would know stuff before they say it to some one else cause its false info. You can’t compare muff daddy to me i no my stuff i take proper care of my monitors and have more experience with monitors then you do.
-Terry



11/09/08  11:57am

 #1922367


Silverbinder
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  Message To: Mxracer   In reference to Message Id: 1895616


 What kind for a pair in an 8x4x4?

Ok ok choosing a monitor is like choosing a wife. They (hopefully) will be with you for 15 to 20 years! Do you want to commit to that long term? Secondly Varanids are not forgiving creatures. The world’s largest lizards belong to this group. They are often difficult to handle and large enough to do major damage should they feel like it.

In choosing a goanna, first look at temperment and ’tame-ability’. I was asked by a friend recently to advise him on purchasing a pair of monitors for long term family pets. I picked two species that have the POTENTIAL for being handled and taming down. I chose the Mangrove Monitor, Varanus indicus and the Timor or Blue Spot Monitor, V. timorensis. The former costs from $ 75- 100 for a jv and maxes at Five feet. The latter is much smaller 20-28 inches and more expensive $ 99-200 dollars for a jv.
They are also a bite on the nervous side but most can be tamed down.

Your cage size is minimal for the Timor and too small for the Mangrove.(8’ high x 12 feet long by 4 feet deep. Both will need large up to 1/2 the cage length in water bowls. They love to soak. They will also need lots of climbing accessories and basking limbs and some good hides where male and female can enter and turn around together. Check out the kingsnake classifieds for ads on monitors. For general information go to our own section and check out the care sheets there.

If I were to give you advice - do the research first!!!! Examine what you plan to do with these animals.

Pets or breeders. Each is different. Breeders do not make the best of pets sometimes.

Good Luck



12/29/08  01:57pm


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