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My little man Kinabo, (pictures)

Discussion in 'Monitor Lizard Discussion' started by Dana C, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Dana C

    Dana C Member

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    [attachment=4422][attachment=4423][attachment=4424][attachment=4425][attachment=4426]
    I had a few older pictures to show the size difference but can't find them....tomorrow I will post more.
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    I should add that the yellowish picture makes Kinabo look much smaller than he is. I took it with a medium telephoto without a flash. He was about 2+ or a little more past my foot, (size 13).
    While he looks a little menacing, he is a really nice guy....even warm!

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    darkerhalf1324 New Member

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    Beautiful, I love black throats. Out of curiosity what are you housing him in?
  3. Dana C

    Dana C Member

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    A couple of pictures were taken in a smaller enclosure which he spent the night in while I worked on the lighting in his normal enclosure. It is an 8x4x4 monster. It is constructed out of 3/8th plywood, sealed with Dry Lok. I use peat moss and a little dirt for substrate, 8-10" deep. It has glass doors that lift up and has no screening at all. The doors don't seal the enclosure so air exchange comes from the cracks between the doors and the frame.
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    great looking albig Dana. Yea with monitors you have to have very minimal vents to keep your temps and humidity up. No screens, vents, etc as they will just dehydrate them. I am actually closing some vents up on a cage I kept a red tail in a while back ago for an Ackie duo or trio I am getting in the future. By the time I am done the only "vent" so to say will be the seem between the plexi-glass and wood where the hinge meets. Other than that it is sealed.
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    dragonmetalhead Active Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    He's a gorgeous monitor. What is it you're feeding him in the photos?
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    frost Active Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    8 to 10 inches of substrate? wow he must love to burrow. love the colors on him tho.
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    hello Kinabo!

    very cute monitor lizards. Regards from MJ, Jelly, Gogon, Miut and me hehehehe
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    Nice! i love black throats.
    I'd be too chicken to feed him right next to my feet though, lol.
  9. Dana C

    Dana C Member

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    The pictured food is ground chicken, beef heart, beef liver, chicken gizzards, ground egg shell, vitamins and scrambled egg. I feed whole prey items a couple of times a week as well but not every day.
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    In terms of feeding next to me, he is gentler than my Tegus. When I want him to finish his plate, I scoop up whatever is left onto a fork and he actually likes eating from a fork. He lets me wipe his mouth off as well. He hisses at me from time to time when I do something that he doesn't like but he is pretty docile the vast majority of the time. I touch his tail a lot and that has reduced the tail whipping to almost zero.
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    Some of the monitor people use around two feet of substrate, some less. I put a lot in because it compacts due to Kinabo's weight. I then stick a gardening hoe in and fluff it up a bit.
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    frost Active Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    ahh i havent really had many monitors,when i decide to get one ill prolly use that much.