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Gila Monsters!!!

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Najakeeper, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

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    Finally, I have managed to acquire the animals that I have wanted for a while... Gila Monsters (Heloderma suspectum)!

    I have kept these venomous lizards and their cousin species Mexican Beaded Lizards (Heloderma horridum) when I was in the States and I have been trying to get some since I moved to Europe. I have finally found a trio of babies for a very decent price and I got them :). Here they are:

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    And their home:

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    More pictures, video and info will follow...
     
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  2. Niffarious

    Niffarious Arachnoknight

    Gorgeous! I'm so jealous, you have no idea. Enjoy them!
     
  3. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    really nice animals there man, good luck with them!

    Later, Tom
     
  4. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Thanks guys. They are awesome and more active than I have anticipated. When you give them proper substrate and a decent size terrarium, they walk around and dig a lot. Very cool to watch.
     
  5. jarmst4

    jarmst4 Arachnoknight

    Very cool. Those are on my to do list after my kids get older.
     
  6. dactylus

    dactylus Arachnobaron Old Timer

  7. jarmst4

    jarmst4 Arachnoknight

    My buddy had some, got to hold one years ago. That was pretty intimidating.
     
  8. Trogdora

    Trogdora Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Such beautiful animals, and your setup is incredible. I hope to get some of these one day. :)
     
  9. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Kinda wanted those for a few decades now, just never took they jump. I know of two people around here that have some, and some beaded. They look great.
     
  10. Very pretty. Looking forward to a handling video. :wink:
     
  11. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Awesome lizards man! If anybody really wants them, look on faunaclassifieds, and be ready to spend around $1000 lol.
     
  12. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Lovely animals, I miss mine. Although they are somewhat handle able it is certainly not a good idea. When they get riled, that bite reflex is very very fast.
     
  13. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Thanks for the comments guys. I love these guys, they are very active and very well behaved. They have already eaten their first meal in my care.

    I have my Midwest Gloves that I have brought with me all the way from US so the only handling I will do, I will do with those.

    I got mine for a very decent price. 5 babies for 2200 USD, sold 2 of these for 1000 USD on the way to home to another friend :).
     
  14. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Congrats on the new acquisition. They're beautiful!
     
  15. Chicken Farmer

    Chicken Farmer Arachnosquire

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  16. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    That is a very good price. Now if you can make some babies, and keep the money rolling.
     
  17. RobynTRR

    RobynTRR Arachnosquire

    Terrific species, congrats!
     
  18. Congrats on the lizards man! they seem like they would be a fun and cool addition to have. honestly i have never thought about owning one. but idk now. haha.
     
  19. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Thanks for all the comments guys.

    Here are some individual pictures:

    #1 Kashli
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    #2 Chengel
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    #3 Bhenek
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    Yes, I have christened them with pseudo-Turkish names. :)
     
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  20. freedumbdclxvi

    freedumbdclxvi Arachnoprince

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    Lovely animals! These are why I want a venomous license. They are just so beautiful.