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Posted by: FR at Wed Jun 5 20:45:39 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Hi again, I could tell you what your imagination could make work.

I can help you with what is needed to raise up and produce generations of monitors. Its very simple, unless you let all manner of prejudiced thoughts get in your way. In this case, prejudiced means ideas you think will work, that have no real benefit to what really works.

Like I said, monitors are all reptile and like most reptiles, they are indeed the canary of reptiles. That is, they will detect flaws sooner and let you know about it. Unfortunately, they let you know by being alive and from the outside, healthy one day and being dead the next.(kidney and/or liver failure)(reproductive complications)

They are so tuff, its difficult to tell if an individual has "problems". With snakes, something is wrong, they stop feeding. With monitors, they feed until a day or so PAST when they died. Or it just seems that way.

They are so strong and bullheaded, they just keep going, until its too late. They are strong as bulls, but sensitive to a couple things.

Dehydration, is murder to varanids

Stress is murder to varanids

Egg complications are murder to female varanids, virtually all adult female perish from this in captivity. Its just a matter of when. In most cases, its right off the bat.

These issues are easily addressed, but not the same as with other reptiles.


   

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