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RE: What species?

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Posted by: crocdoc2 at Sun Dec 16 17:52:59 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by crocdoc2 ]  
   

I'd never identify a species by behaviour alone, especially an animal that you've just purchased from a show earlier today. The monitor is in a state of shock from being moved around through several different unfamiliar environments from the wild, via the show, to your home, so how it behaves now is no reflection of how it will behave once settled in, no matter what species it is. Almost everyone that has ever bought a baby monitor from me has emailed or rang me shortly afterwards telling me that their monitor was different from all others in that it wasn't as frightened or nervous as I'd said it would be, but was boldly walking around its enclosure and didn't seem to mind being handled. A few days later those same people would contact me again asking why they haven't seen their monitor emerge from its hide for several days.

As for identification from appearance, the things to look for are:
The nostrils on Niles and ornates are 1/3 to 1/2 way between the tip of the snout and the eye, rather than closer to the tip of the snout as in most other monitors (there are a few that have nostrils further up, but I'm guessing yours is either a Nile or an ornate).
Niles have a bluish tongue, ornates have a pinkish tongue.


   

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