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Quantuml33p   3240   Otto Glott  

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 V. auffenbergi help

I have kept reptiles for about 4.5 years now starting with ball pythons and Leopard Geckos, last year I got a V. Gouldii and he has done very well. So I thought I would get something I have wanted for a long time, Peacock monitors. I got a pair at a show about 4 months ago (Although I’m not entirely sure they aren’t Timors) and the male has done great he has grown considerably, the female however is not doing as well. Will not eat, at all. I’ve tried roaches and pinkie mice, she won’t even eat the cat food that the breeder I got her from fed them. She is losing weight and pretty much never leaves the pond. I’m not really sure what to do to help, and i don’t want to stress her more. The tank is sub optimal but I am in the process of building a 4x4x6. The temps for the basking spots are 130-135 not really sure about ambient humidity I do not have a hygrometer. and the ambient air temp is 75-80. The tank itself is about 4x1.5x1.

(repost from dwarf monitor forum, not sure how to delete posts)

07/03/15  10:18am


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  Message To: Quantuml33p   In reference to Message Id: 2314143

 V. auffenbergi help

This species isn’t bred in captivity so the "breeder" isn’t being straight with you. They’re WC animals. Are you raising them together? If so, try separating them. It sounds like stress may be part of the issue. Keep in mind that they might not be an actual pair.. Cat food is nasty stuff. Try crickets.

Pictures of your enclosure might help.

07/04/15  12:20am


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  Message To: 3240   In reference to Message Id: 2314149

 V. auffenbergi help

How did you get a V. gouldii? Did you mean V. panoptes horni once called V. gouldii horni?

10/13/15  11:18pm

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