Message To: Lizard In reference to Message Id: 134040
I think that given the proper care, housing, etc. they are great captives. But and that’s a big BUT they are 99.99999999% WC so they come in usually infested with parasites, so vet=$$$$ but parazap is a new product that kills parasites I hear that it works (I herd that from a large scale dragon breeder) he said he uses it whenever he gets suspicous. So savs have the ability to become great captives.
There a few CBB dwarf monitors out there that are great. I know that you are thinking "dwarfs can’t be cool" but Ackies are packed with personallity. They are 99.99999999% CBB so they are a great choice. On proexotics.com they talk about how many people want a large lizard and they said that after owning a large lizard and an Ackie they would rather take the Ackie.
So in conclusion yes savs can make great captives with more time, work, and $$$$ than an Ackies Monitor. Ackies Monitors are about as tame as you can get. And don’t think that a 20$ sav is so much cheaper than a 300$ Ackie because in a month with a sav you will probably have spent double the price of an ackie! So savs in the long run are way more expensive than Ackies are. Don’t think that Ackies are feed and neglect types of animals though because NO animal is like that. Ackies need a lot of interaction they love it, like BD!
Message To: Flip21 In reference to Message Id: 134046
Meds for parasites is not always a good idea. Unless the vet knows "Exactly" what he is looking at and knows how to treat it, meds have a habit of making things worse. Proper heat, humidity, whole food items and low to no stress ussually let the animal build a immune system that will take care of itself.
Message To: KAP10CAVY In reference to Message Id: 134213
Scott, you’re right, but disinfectants are not the same as medicines. Proper heat and humidity is often propitious for parasites too. So listen everybody: Take scott’s advice, but don’t forget to buy a disinfectant spray and sprinkle their terrarium regularly to avoid of parasites.