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 #2268509


Reptictale92
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 True or false?!?!?!

Will any type of monitor get full grown to near full grown size within the first year?? I had a Savannah monitor at 6-7 months was 3ft long but then I would also see some black throats that are 5 years old an only 3-4 ft long. Which is right which is wrong?



06/02/12  12:02am

 #2268523


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  Message To: Reptictale92   In reference to Message Id: 2268509


 True or false?!?!?!

It all depends. If your husbandry is correct and you have a healthy monitor from the start then it will be close to reaching its full size in a year - this is required in the wild as baby monitor are brilliant prey for birds, snakes etc. Full grown they are like a battle tank and the prey becomes the predator.

Bare in mind when you got you Sav, it was already a month old or so so it’s hard for you to say exactly.

Im currently raising 4 Ackies and some have grown more than others with the same husbandry and food amount - due to the small sample size I can’t say for sure but I feel it comes down to certain genetics. Also, think that some Savs will be freaks and reach 5 ft and others 3 ft. If you have a ’freak’ then yours is not fully grown...

Just some things to think about!
Daryl



06/02/12  05:42am

 #2268527


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  Message To: Daryl-   In reference to Message Id: 2268523


 True or false?!?!?!

Most species will be 2/3 of full adult size in a year if well-supported. They don’t all grow so fast, but some do in any species.



06/02/12  08:22am

 #2268536


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  Message To: Krusty   In reference to Message Id: 2268527


 True or false?!?!?!

Ah I didn’t know that daryl thank you. So when I had my ornate monitor at a year an a half she was only 5 ft, now I thought she was a slow grower.



06/02/12  11:07am

 #2268575


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  Message To: Reptictale92   In reference to Message Id: 2268536


 True or false?!?!?!

at a year & a half & 5 foot there’s room for more growth there! :)

i’ve seen 2 foot & over worth of growth in a year old b/t & nile, came to me at about a year old & both were about 18/20" & with-in a 6 months to a year they were 4 foot, 1st year of their life shows the most growth & if they remain stunted for a year you see slightly less/ slower growth in the second year compared to the 1st years growth.



06/02/12  05:34pm

 #2268594


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  Message To: Mdf   In reference to Message Id: 2268575


 True or false?!?!?!

That’s what I thought. My ornate monitor didn’t have a fast growth intill it hit about 2foot.



06/02/12  07:19pm

 #2268666


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  Message To: Reptictale92   In reference to Message Id: 2268594


 True or false?!?!?!

basically some monitors that have everything they need will reach 2/3 of their final size with-in a year, in some cases monitors that have been held back a year such as pet shop monitors, and as a result are still fairly small in size can catch up in the 2nd year if well supported in their new habitat.

that’s what i’m trying to say. ;)



06/03/12  02:21pm

 #2268673


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  Message To: Mdf   In reference to Message Id: 2268666


 True or false?!?!?!

Can a monitor have permanent stunting? is there an age where it stops growing? Or will it always be able to catch up if u fix your husbandry problems?



06/03/12  03:24pm

 #2268674


Reptictale92
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  Message To: Mdf   In reference to Message Id: 2268666


 True or false?!?!?!

Oh ok I see now. Well thank youfor clearing that for me.



06/03/12  03:25pm

 #2268805


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  Message To: Milkweed666   In reference to Message Id: 2268673


 True or false?!?!?!


held back to long eventually their going to suffer, what the result would be is out of my scope i’m afraid.



06/04/12  06:21pm


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