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Postby goblin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:42 am

Hi peeps

I will soon be getting my new Rock monitor once my import permit is cleared. He /She is 6 months old, is there any advice that you guys can give me as this will be my first Rocky finally after looking for a long time. I think im prepared but the more advice the better.

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Re: New Rockie

Postby J.C » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:23 pm

Goblin.

I kept them a few times before. They really simple to keep,but love their food like you won't believe. I gave mine a nice basking spot at 28-30 degrees with a normal water bowl,branches and rocks to climb on with natural sand for substrate. I fed mine a pinky every 2-3 days and would now and then give them eggs. They LOVED the eggs. Most of all,Love the rocky. With TLC and patients it will be 100's! Enjoy him/her.

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Re: New Rockie

Postby goblin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:35 am

Thanks J.C

I will surely be giving it alot of TLC. He is still a juvy but im making plans on doing an outdoor enclosure for when he grows up. Any ideas that i can follow? Ive got about 8mx6m space to do this.
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Re: New Rockie

Postby J.C » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:48 am

Bud. I do not think I've got photos of my old setups,I'll scan the PC and let you know! Have a awesome day.

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Re: New Rockie

Postby goblin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:14 am

Yay got my import permit in 2days now just waiting on it to arrive.
Sooper dooper excited!
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Re: New Rockie

Postby jka » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:34 am

That is very cool, congrats! Enjoy the little dude.
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Re: New Rockie

Postby J.C » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:06 pm

Goblin

Please post photos of the rocky as soon as it arrives,would be nice to see it! Love those creatures.

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Re: New Rockie

Postby goblin » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:08 am

Will do he will be arriving on Sunday, so getting him settled in next week is gonna be exciting :D
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Re: New Rockie

Postby goblin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:48 pm

Yay my Rocky has arrived!
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Re: New Rockie

Postby J.C » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:36 pm

Congratulations man. Enjoy the little creature!
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Re: New Rockie

Postby goblin » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:27 am

He seems to be adapting well just over night. He looks awsum. I got him from Deon from Apex Predators up in East london.
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Re: New Rockie

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:46 pm

Why are you keeping him on sand? Do you want him to die?
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Re: New Rockie

Postby herpcrazy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:01 pm

I agree with bushviper, sand looks great, but its just a matter of time before you get problems. My rockie is almost a year old now, very tame, and doing great on newspaper. Newspaper is easy to clean and safe, but not too pretty though. Small price to pay for the animals health though.

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Re: New Rockie

Postby J.C » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:04 pm

Aww to nice man,keep him on news paper for now. Bushviper,I kept mine on river sand and never had problems with that? I understand from the fine grain sand that he will get indigestion,will you give us more insight on this please? Would love to learn more on this.

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Re: New Rockie

Postby michael » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:16 pm

That rocky looks very familiar! You got a nice animal from a top class breeder. I would also suggest changing his substrate asap.
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