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Posted by: FR at Wed Jun 5 12:04:56 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Izi, the whole direction gets thrown off. One, your choice of niles, hmmmmmmm African, not middle eastern. But none of that is the point.

The point is, your missing whats important to all monitors. it does not matter what kind or where its from.

Heres the problem, in most cases, 90% or more, successful reptile experience with other types, such as geckos, beardeds, or snakes, is a hinderence. The reason is, its far easier to learn something then RELEARN something. From your statements, your going to have to relearn how to keep reptiles. Monitors will teach you what other reptiles REALLY are/need. But other reptiles, will not teach you what monitors are, or need.

What you need is a base education on monitors. You do understand, they are the LEAST successfully kept of all reptiles. Only a couple of species are produced in captivity, and even with those, failure is dominate. Most species like Savs or niles, there is nearly complete failure.

Let me think, hmmmmmmm that hurts, there are tens of thousands of both species in the country, and in the past ten years, you can count the successful reproductive events(minimum level of husbandry) on one or two hands. Then add, those events were mainly one female, one year. Not year after year, or generations.

In my case, I have taken aprox 18 species to six generations or more. With that in mind, both JME and I, are only attempting to get you to head in a direction where you "possibly" could be successful.

What I/we are saying, If you can take a neonate or some small species from hatchling to adult, in say, under 18 months, you will have an understanding of what's needed. Then you take that and expand it to a large cage or room and you and your monitors will be happy. Which is what we want.

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