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 Argus housing question please help Krusty, shay, or anyone

I just picked up a young juvenile panoptes who is only about 16inchs long head to tail. I have it in my raise up ackie enclosure which is 4x2x2 with 10 inches of substrate. The clock is ticking, the argus is going to grow out of that enclosure very very fast and also I need that enclosure freed up for some reds that will be hatching out soon (eggs just hit 100 days) so my question is Should I even bother building a slightly larger enclosure like what my adult ackies live in which is 5x3x3 or just go straight to a 8ft x 4ft footprint? I’m just afraid jumping straight to a large enclosure may be bad for socializing. "Socializing" I know trolls it’s an argus but I still want to be able to grow a form of relationship with it, some trust and toleration. I plan to build it similar to how shay did his. Base lined with polyboard 2ft deep and a top section with windows. Thanks any feedback is appreciated.



05/07/17  04:31pm

 #2320646


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  Message To: Bmxking658   In reference to Message Id: 2320645


 Argus housing question please help Krusty, shay, or anyone

http://www.repticzone.com/forums/Monitors/messages/1272637.html

Here’s a link to the build shay did.



05/07/17  04:35pm

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  Message To: Bmxking658   In reference to Message Id: 2320646


 Argus housing question please help Krusty, shay, or anyone

Hi i would go straight to the 8×4 it’s really not as large as it sounds i had my argus in an 8x4x4(lwh) for a couple years and then had to upgrade to a 10x6x7 and it still wasn’t enough space for him! As far as socializing goes having a really large enclosure wasn’t too bad i would actually go in and sit around so he can scope me out and see that i wasn’t gonna do anything to him. Good luck with your argus they’re really great lizards!



06/02/17  12:31am

 #2320744


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  Message To: Norf   In reference to Message Id: 2320721


 Argus housing question please help Krusty, shay, or anyone

That’s only two feet larger either way, lol. Bigger the cage the better, but man this site still sucks .



06/11/17  03:58pm

 #2320745


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  Message To: Varanus Sapien   In reference to Message Id: 2320744


 Argus housing question please help Krusty, shay, or anyone

This site really was something a few years back. 10 feet was all i could do if anyone can go larger i would highly recommend that they do.



06/11/17  08:43pm

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  Message To: Bmxking658   In reference to Message Id: 2320645


 Argus housing question please help Krusty, shay, or anyone

Yes agree go straight to 8x4 asap, female will do nicely in there, maybe need to extend, male who knows what will happen, this lad is in a 14x11 and will be 5 years old in December. good luck! :)









07/03/17  02:35pm


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