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hi I have been offered one in a trade but did not want to take in on without knowing a bit more about it, I have done the usual google search and found a few things but was just interested in some ones opinion on these lizards, I have kept black throats before will they need similar requirements just on a smaller scale?
Thanks Ed
 

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timors are pretty much the same a peacock monitors, i think you looked on that thread the other day.
 

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yea thanks for that, just is i was looking the timors up and it says that i will probably not see it much and have no hope in handling it, also it says to use soil is compost from a garden centre ok iv heard it can be used for something but cannot remember what lol
 

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yeah top soil is fine with a layer of bark chippings to keep the humidity up. ive never known anyone to have a tame one but theres always a first. they are more of a watching lizard than a handleable one. they also need a tall viv with plenty of branches and hides. :)
 

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Are they not a monitor you can interact with very much then? i like the look of them but if they are not handled will they be agressive?
 

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from what ive seen they are one to watch and not handle. being a monitor it'll scratch, tail whip and bite if it needs too.
 

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just check with the owner, it may be tamish, also how old is it? the younger it is the better it'd tame down.
 

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It is 12" long so not very old they say it is handable but i have not seen it yet, i will give it a chance and go and have a look fingers crossed:2thumb:
 

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Haven't kept them but researched a bit a few years ago. They are a bit reclusive. Gorgious little monitors. I think they are somewhat arborial. I have heard that a good vertical hide is beneficial. Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks yea every bit helps:2thumb: hopfully going to see it soon if it is young hopeing it might tame down if not could be a nice focal point to my rep room:no1:
 

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there is a male and female for sale at mo too so you could breed them.
 

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can you keep them in a viv together or do they need to be in seperate ones until breeding? i think i will keep reserching before i make a choice, i am swaying toward one but keeping an eye on an ackie:lol2:
 

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yeah they live well in groups of 1 male to 1-2+females.
 
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