Godzilla [Varanus albiguloarus]

Agamas, geckos, lizards, monitors and skinks indigenous to South Africa.

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Godzilla [Varanus albiguloarus]

Postby Iggy » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:05 pm

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okay, so I know you're going to all say how unhealthy he is, we inherited this chap as is from a home where he was very loved and indulged...and yes, he's been on a diet!! But isn't he just the best natured big lizard around! Only hope that he will be around for awhile as we don't know how old he is...


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Postby Bushviper » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:12 pm

Be careful about putting an animal like that on a diet. Feed him the same amount of food as before but just lower the nutritional value. Make him work for his food too. Give him small jumpy food items that he has to run around and catch. That will give him good muscle tone again too.

Oh and please post bigger pics because I would love to see what he looks like.

By the way if you want to get rid of him then ........
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Postby Iggy » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:36 pm

sorry, dont know why they keep coming up so smalll :-? If I try just one size bigger it tells me that the file is too big...
yes, we are trying to get him to exercise as well, and NO CHANCE that we are looking for a new home for him :) but you will all be able to come and see him when (one day) we open the reptile park down this way... :D
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Postby Mongoose » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:24 pm

Woah that is pretty cool! All those that i have seen i wouldnt even consider doing that with!

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Postby arcadies » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:01 pm

lol fatty :D

stunning though, amazing how "tame" you can actually get them
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Postby froot » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:50 pm

His markings are stunning, especially for that size.
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Postby Bushbaby » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:32 pm

Geez!! That's the fattest lizard I have seen in my life!!! Very pretty though.
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Postby gary57 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:04 pm

What is it?? It looks like a rock monitor, mine was no where near that size.
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Postby Boadicea » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:14 pm

He's gorgeous! Wish I had a nice big tame monitor like that. Monitors are my favourite out of all the lizard types. Maybe its because of their forked tongues that remind me of my first and greatest love - snakes ;). Hope you have him for a long long time.
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Postby Iggy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:24 pm

Gary, he is indeed a rock monitor. :cool:
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Postby gary57 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:29 am

NO WAYS!!! That is the biggest rock monitor I have ever seen. I should never of let mine go, damn. What do you feed it, rats, chickens, small children??
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