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RE: Taming Mangroves

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Posted by: basinboa at Mon Nov 26 12:11:16 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by basinboa ]  
   

zippybomb,

Listen to those words (Crocdoc's).

You chose one of the hardest species to tame down. You'll need a lot of patience.

I have a pair of Varanus prasinus that came as adults for just about 2 years now. Only now they are starting to feel slightly more relaxed about my presence. They do occasionally eat from forceps and they often do their own thing while Im around (mostly the male). I don't think they will ever be handeable, thou.

You may have a young animal, which is good, but you have a more shy species. You'll need patience, lots of it.


If I were you, I'd stick to this Varanus indicus on a 100% approach and maybe one day you'll have a more tolerant monitor. Maybe.

Meanwhile, I'd get another species, a more easy going one, like V. glauerti or V. acanthurus. Or even V. flavirufus (or a panoptes X flavirufus cross) if you like the big guys. These are much more tractable species and they will surely help you controlling the urge to interact with the V. indicus.


   

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