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RE: What is the tamest large monitor

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Posted by: DanaPC at Sun Mar 18 12:01:48 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DanaPC ]  
   

I can't speak for any species other than a Black Throat. I had heard or read all sorts of things both pro and con about how tame they could be, but mostly the "cons" came from people that have never owned one. I traded a Tegu for a yearling male a couple of weeks ago. He at first huffed puffed and hissed but let me stroke him and seemed to like it. Based upon advice on another forum, I raised his basking area to 135f and was told that he would not be the nice guy he was. He is still a nice guy despite what they said.
I give him a bath every couple of days as he is shedding. He wanders around the bathroom and eventually climbs into my lap. I stroke his head, neck and cheeks. He closes his eyes and goes to sleep. He responds to my voice as well. When I pass his cage, I stop, open it up and give him a scratch on the head or cheeks several times a day. He still gets hissy on occasion but has never threatened. He still tail whips once in a while when he doesn't like what I am doing but the whips are now sort of half assed and not serious at all.
Can you tell I love my boy, Nyeusi Kinabo, (a Swahili name)


   

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