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RE: Yellow Monitor Care

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Posted by: FR at Sun Sep 9 09:17:34 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

If your going with that type cage, then argus monitors are what you want.

I hope you understand that you can hear everything or anything on the internet.

FYI, argus are about the same size as Melinus, maybe a tad smaller.

Yes, there are some monster male argus in the 5 foot range. I have seen melinus over that size, 5 1/2 feet.

THe actual problem is, most melinus die off before they reach full size, so you DON'T see a lot of mature individuals. Those that have supported a male melinus have seen them grow very large. I know when I saw my first large male, I was shocked. The same went for argus too. A large male is so very impressive.

The reality is, neither NORMALLY get that large, and when they do its males.

Females of both are normally in the three foot area. And males are NORMALLY in the four foot area. Again, of both species. So your exsisting cage is the same for both, too small.

Both species are broad in their use of habitat, Argus, use trees, ground, water, They are very versitle. That goes for melinus as well. THe only difference is, argus do everything in front of you and with you, to a point of you running around the room with a big male right on your tail wanting more food. Their feeding response may only be second to a mako shark, naw, the shark is second to argus.

Back to learning. I can guarantee that if you purchase one neonate of each, the melinus would get traded in for being totally boring, compared to an argus. I can easily say that because, all monitors are totally boring compared to argus.

The bad part is, argus are a bit to exciting for me. That is when you keep colonies. I perfer gouldi and flavis, they are great fun, but not tooooooo much fun. There is such a thing as tooo much fun. That would be an argus.

If you really are interested, get one of each. Cheers


   

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