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 #2318878


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 First month!!!

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One month growth. He grew like a weed!



06/23/16  02:49pm

 #2318888


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318878


 First month!!!

He is looking healthy and vibrant. One more week and Fiona is a year old, can’t wait until she/he is full grown.



06/24/16  01:05pm

 #2318895


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318878


 First month!!!

Gorgeous! Well-fed and alert!



06/24/16  04:48pm

 #2318905


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  Message To: PuppyLizard   In reference to Message Id: 2318895


 First month!!!

Thank you all.



06/24/16  10:45pm

 #2318926


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318905


 First month!!!

When i first got him he was around 5-7 inches. I just measured him today an he is as 14 inches. Not a bad growth. Just goes to show yall that under the right care, diet, and cage they will grow fast.


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06/27/16  11:01am

 #2318933


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318926


 First month!!!

That’s wonderful! What is his diet? And how much daily?



06/27/16  01:16pm

 #2318935


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  Message To: PuppyLizard   In reference to Message Id: 2318933


 First month!!!

He eats a mixture of silver sides, talipa, earthworms, hornworms, crickets, roaches. Everyday. He is eating on something.



06/27/16  06:52pm

 #2318936


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318935


 First month!!!

It shows! What a handsome creature!



06/27/16  07:43pm

 #2318938


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  Message To: PuppyLizard   In reference to Message Id: 2318936


 First month!!!

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06/27/16  10:00pm

 #2318939


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  Message To: Varanus Sapien   In reference to Message Id: 2318938


 First month!!!

A very beautiful argus monitor.



06/27/16  10:16pm

 #2318940


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318939


 First month!!!

I feed Fiona Silver Sides and raw chicken with Calcium and Vitamin powder. I will add mice or rats when I get employed and can afford the ridiculous shipping fee.

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06/27/16  10:27pm

 #2318944


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  Message To: Varanus Sapien   In reference to Message Id: 2318940


 First month!!!

Why the raw chicken? Should go with whole foods.



06/28/16  08:58am

 #2318945


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318944


 First month!!!

I wrote Silver Sides and raw chicken with calcium and mineral powder. Do you give whole tilapia?



06/28/16  10:30am

 #2318946


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  Message To: Varanus Sapien   In reference to Message Id: 2318945


 First month!!!

He isnt big enough yet, but she looks big enough to take a day old chick. When brutus gets around 2ft he wont be getting anything that isnt whole food.



06/28/16  11:24am

 #2318947


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318946


 First month!!!

If you came to see the monitor you wouldn’t say that, its head is too small for a chick and the lizard gets whole food with the raw chicken to fill the belly. Chicks are too big, watch MDF’S LennY the argus monitor on you tube and you will see how big the chicks are.



06/28/16  11:38am

 #2318949


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  Message To: Varanus Sapien   In reference to Message Id: 2318947


 First month!!!

Here is a short but concise article on diets. This study was done on yougn Komodos.
"Abstract
Nutrition and growth data were collected on six juvenile Komodo monitors (Varanus komodoensis) over 20 months. The animals were captive-bred from two separate clutches, laid 6 months apart. Three animals were fed a rodent diet, and the other three were fed a poultry-based diet. The animals were all weighed and measured weekly. Blood samples were collected monthly. Blood samples were analyzed for sodium (Na), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), 25-OH-D, and cholesterol. Significant differences (P<0.05) were observed in dry matter intake (DMI) (1.12 vs. 0.90 %BW) and gross energy intake (GEI) (182.3 vs. 143.0 kcal GE/d), between rodent and poultry-based diets, respectively. However, there were no differences in growth (average daily gain=6.13 vs. 6.33 g BW/d) between the two dietary treatments. Blood Na, K, Ca, P, Mg, and 25-OH-D concentrations were similar across treatments, while cholesterol levels were higher in the animals maintained on the rodent-based diet. Zoo Biol 23:239–252, 2004. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
References:
Jeffrey M. Lemm,*, Mark S. Edwards2, Tandora D. Grant1, Allison C. Alberts



06/28/16  12:03pm

 #2318972


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  Message To: Varanus Sapien   In reference to Message Id: 2318947


 First month!!!

You have a year old argus that can’t eat a chick?



06/29/16  06:15pm

 #2318974


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  Message To: 3240   In reference to Message Id: 2318972


 First month!!!

Exactly what i was thinking.



06/29/16  07:49pm

 #2318983


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  Message To: Reptictale10   In reference to Message Id: 2318974


 First month!!!

Your monitor is looking good reptictale.



06/30/16  05:23pm

 #2318986


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  Message To: 3240   In reference to Message Id: 2318983


 First month!!!

Thank you. Building his 6x4x4 as we speak. Too small to go into the 10×4×4 that i will have him in.



06/30/16  07:05pm


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