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User: yvonbug (see all of yvonbug's photos)
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Date: 03/09/06
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boris_26

Registered: 01/2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Photos Uplaoded: 71
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I'd love to see pics of the rest of the enclosure, it looks huge! Also, is that a large pond/tank to the right of the animal?? Rating: 5/5 
03-10-2006 03:36AM View boris_26's Profile View boris_26's Gallery  

Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
Comments Left: 0

Yes, thats a 3ft by 7ft swim tank for Rudy. My boss likes to make his pets as comfortable as he can. And thats why he has me working for him too. It's my pleasure to take care of their needs. And he just built a 8ft by 15ft room for his new water monitor.
03-10-2006 06:44AM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

LeprdGeckoGuy

Registered: 04/2004
Photos Uplaoded: 38
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While I compliment the large size of space that this animal is getting, having it live on tile and wooden planks is hardly "as comfortable as possible". In reality I have seen few set ups that seem humane to keeping such a large undomesticated animal. Generally only some zoos have setups that I would categorize as acceptable. That may seem harsh and irrational, but consider the size of the animal, in my opinion large monitors should be kept by either no one or a select few. While this set up is bigger than most, it is still entirely inadequate for such an animal. Rating: 2/5 
03-10-2006 11:32PM View LeprdGeckoGuy's Profile View LeprdGeckoGuy's Gallery  

lovemylizards

Registered: 09/2005
Location: texas
Photos Uplaoded: 85
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well they are definitly doing better than most people... so i wouldnt complain... although people probably shouldnt keep large animals, they do, and they do an aweful job of it... and you should be thankful that this monitor fell into the hands of his current owners and be thankful for people like this do this much for them... otherwise he would most likely be living in a bathtub or some other inadequate enclosure... im sure that lizard is much healthier and more comfortable that most monitors this size out there in the captive world... Rating: 5/5 
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Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
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Thats linoleum, not tile. And doesn't it look a little barren to you? It's not finished yet. And he's going to have an access tunnel to an outside area soon. You don't think he looks happy in the pic?
03-11-2006 04:51AM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

LeprdGeckoGuy

Registered: 04/2004
Photos Uplaoded: 38
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Haha, No I don't know if he looks "happy" as you monitors don't have such facial expressions. i can assure that he is not happy just as you would not be happy in a 15 foot room with no changing environment. This plan for a tunnel to an outside space is a really good one, and I'm not doubting that you have a way better cage than most other monitor keepers, but please, you can't defend linoleum flooring as suitable.
03-15-2006 09:32PM View LeprdGeckoGuy's Profile View LeprdGeckoGuy's Gallery  

Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
Comments Left: 0

I wasn't.
03-15-2006 11:16PM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

calleman

Registered: 03/2006
Location: Sweden enköping
Photos Uplaoded: 26
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i keep a Water monitor, a ornate monitor, and macaws;)

thats one healthy looking water, im sure he is really happy with what u give it..how old is he?? btw what locality is rudy? Regards /Carl
03-16-2006 07:59PM View calleman's Profile View calleman's Gallery  

Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
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Check out the photo I just posted. He always has clean water. His locality is the Sierra-Nevada foothills in California
03-16-2006 08:49PM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
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In response to Calleman, yes, he's a healthy hefty guy. I stupidly thought you were talking about his water in his tub! Silly me.
03-16-2006 08:56PM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

calleman

Registered: 03/2006
Location: Sweden enköping
Photos Uplaoded: 26
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i keep a Water monitor, a ornate monitor, and macaws;)

haha, probably my fault, im swedish so my engish is really terrible..*sorry* how old is he btw??? relly smart whith the draining in the pool;) i will build my new cage like that when my little guy get's bigger;) Regards /Carl
03-17-2006 07:26PM View calleman's Profile View calleman's Gallery  

Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
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My last name is derived from Thorbjornson. Half american half swede. I promise that my next comment will reveal his age. O.K.?
03-18-2006 07:27AM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

calleman

Registered: 03/2006
Location: Sweden enköping
Photos Uplaoded: 26
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i keep a Water monitor, a ornate monitor, and macaws;)

all right, so, reveal his age now.... im so curious:P Regards //Carl
03-18-2006 11:30PM View calleman's Profile View calleman's Gallery  

Yvonbug

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Calaveras County, California
Photos Uplaoded: 90
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O.K. He's 8 yrs old.
03-20-2006 01:03AM View Yvonbug's Profile View Yvonbug's Gallery  

calleman

Registered: 03/2006
Location: Sweden enköping
Photos Uplaoded: 26
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i keep a Water monitor, a ornate monitor, and macaws;)

haha, finally;) thanx...is he calm with you are near him?? regards /Carl
03-20-2006 02:52AM View calleman's Profile View calleman's Gallery  
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