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My Collection Post Leaving Venomous Hobby

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Najakeeper, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

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    Here is the 240cm terrarium, which was initially intended for the King Cobra but now houses the monitor lizard:

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    He really enjoys the cool end and the pool available. Should keep him happy for a couple years until his final half-room sized terrarium is built.

    And here is how the room looks like in total:

     
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  2. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Closest I will come to owning a real life dinosaur (unless I decide to buy a couple chickens :banghead:) :

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  3. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Yellow just ate and is doing great as well. Very skittish though, strikes the glass unprovoked, shows all the signs of a wild caught animal even though she is farm bred...

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  4. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Beautiful animals and beautiful pictures! Just remember, if you want to keep a dinosaur, ducks and turkeys are also great options.
     
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  5. I saw this thread last night, told myself 'no' and tried to move on. But now I am becoming obsessed with acquiring a monitor. Gorgeous beast. I only have a bearded dragon now. Your water monitor is simply breathtaking!
    I want.
     
  6. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    You can get a small Aussie monitor. Varanus pilbarensis are to die for. But even small monitors are a big responsibility and large ones should not be kept by most people.

    :) I will probably get an African Grey at some point.
     
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  7. African Grey parrots are amazing. I've had mine nearly 20 years -- quite the vocabulary and a real snuggler.
     
  8. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    My water cobras are getting fat for the upcoming breeding season. These are adults now, I raised them from tiny hatchlings and they are still very calm animals...

     
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  9. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    So the yellow male from Kofiau turned green within 15 days. Significant loss in monetary value but he still looks amazing:

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    Here is a video of him and the female:



    Also check out my son Nefes with Henry, the reverse zoo:

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  10. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Henry is getting big as expected:

     
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  11. sschind

    sschind Arachnoknight Old Timer


    farm bred pretty much equals wild caught IMO. beautiful snake though.
     
  12. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Love is in the air:

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  13. ratluvr76

    ratluvr76 Moderator Staff Member

    aaaaaa!!! snake porn!! heh..

    *keeping fingers for a nice clutch for you*. ;)
     
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  14. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Thanks! I hope it works out as this is a Kofiau pair and the male was yellow until very recently.
     
  15. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Went about 12 hrs non stop :) :

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  16. ratluvr76

    ratluvr76 Moderator Staff Member

    I know you keep them together for pairing purposes, but are you able to house them together on a permanent basis? If you had a large enough enclosure, could you keep groups of them together?
     
  17. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    They are in 80cm long terrariums so they stay by themselves. Technically, you can keep a few adults together in a large enough terrarium as long as you have only one male in there. Multiple males can fuel aggression.
     
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  18. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Weird weekend... A private zoo has seen my monitor lizard videos and got in touch with me to make me an offer to take Henry as a permanent display animal. They have a giant terrarium they want to fill and he would live an amazing life in there. I am quite upset about the idea of letting him go but he would live such a good life in there.

    I guess I will let him go...

    Here is the latest video I shot talking about this:



    Here is a photo of us yesterday, chilling together:

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  19. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoangel Active Member

    That's incredibly selfless of you. A decision 100% for the benefit of your stunning monitor.

    Is the zoo local to you? Would you be able to visit him often? I do hope the zoo will be giving you a free pass for life.

    When I realised my 2 retic girls needed more room I emailed some zoos (as to me that would be the ultimate for them) but sadly non would take them.
     
  20. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    The zoo is about 800kms from me unfortunately, in South of France. Yeah, they have offered lifetime visitation rights and I would do that once a year at least. This is quite hard on the entire family as we are super used to the little guy. Even my 9 month old wants to crawl to his cage sometimes :).