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oz_reptiles Finishing off half an adult mouse. Cannot wait till he gets bigger, I love monitors! #sandgoanna #sandmonitor #monitor #monitorlizard #monitorsofinstagram #varanid #varanus #varanidkeeper #varanusgouldii #goanna #gouldii 1w

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oz_reptiles First of three pinkies. Love this guy! I cannot wait to get more monitors. I'm looking at moving on from my other reptiles, and specialising in small monitors. Exciting times ahead :) #varanid #varanus #varanidae #varanusgouldii #sandgoanna #sandmonitor #goanna #monitor #monitorlizard #monitorsofinstagram #aussiemonitors #australianmonitors 3w

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oz_reptiles I decided to put substrate back into my goannas enclosure. He seems to like it. I'll take a better photo when the lighting is better. #sandgoanna #sandmonitor #monitorlizard #aussiemonitors #varanid #varanus #varanusgouldii @gatortrainerpete 3w

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zoelawrence96 #sandmonitor (work in progress!) 4w

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oz_reptiles Today I cleaned out my sand monitors enclosure. I removed all the previous substrate and replaced it with astroturf. The reason I removed the substrate was because it was way too messy. It kept getting in the water bowl and in the glass sliding tracks, and also on the floor each time I got him out. Hopefully this will be easier to keep clean. I'm still learning. #sandgoanna #sandmonitor #monitorlizard #monitorsofinstagram #varanus #varanusgouldii #varanid #reptile #reptileenclosure #reptilesofaustralia #aussiemonitors #aussiereptiles 4w
  •   stephrummel I use it with my beardies. I rotate between two pieces. Sand got under one of the lizards eye and caused an infection/irritation, and bark was just annoying. This will be heaps easier to clean 4w
  •   gatortrainerpete In my opinion, monitors need to dig. A messy cage shows a healthy monitor, and it's much easier to use bio active soil than any other substrate 4w
  •   oz_reptiles Thanks @stephrummel :) 4w
  •   oz_reptiles Thanks for the advice @gatortrainerpete I just looked up bio active soil. I might have to give that a go 4w
  •   diamond_reptiles I use Sugar Cane Mulch. My lace enjoys digging in it. Soon i will be mixing it with standardch to make a nice compacted substrate that wont get everywhere. Nice blog btw. I'm aussie aswell. 4w
  •   oz_reptiles Thanks for the tips @diamond_reptiles I'll have to look into using that too. Your lacey is awesome by the way, well done! 4w
  •   diamond_reptiles @oz_reptiles I will be posting alot more pics on my instagram, and information for lizards etc. 4w

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  •   _neonpython Next reptile on the list, cant wait. 1mon
  •   oz_reptiles They are so awesome! @_neonpython 1mon
  •   _neonpython How big will your monitors end up being? Im in the market for a lacey. Love them 1mon
  •   oz_reptiles The sand monitor will get to about 1.6 metres and my ridge tails will get to around 80cm. Lacey's are awesome, I'd like to get one eventually. @_neonpython 1mon
  •   diamond_reptiles Laceys... Get some experience with medium sized lizards first. Laceys are very hard to tame 4w

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  •   jonoknudsen Is that a fake plant? Where'd you get it? 3w
  •   oz_reptiles It's a real plant @jonoknudsen it's a type of 'air plant'. They work great for reptile enclosures because they don't need to be planted in the ground. You'll find them at most plant shops/nurseries 3w
  •   jonoknudsen Ah ok looks great! 3w

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  •   dead_lift Big boy 2mon
  •   oz_reptiles Yeah yeah @dead_lift 2mon
  •   sam_raptors Where did you purchase it off mate ? I've been trying for ages to get a juvenile that isn't from a interstate pet shop 2mon
  •   oz_reptiles I'm in Melbourne @sam_raptors I got it from a local aquarium. If you don't want one from interstate I'm pretty sure there's a few reptile expos in NSW coming up. Not to sure tho, sorry mate! 2mon
  •   sam_raptors I am often in Melb to see my gf , what aquarium was it 2mon
  •   oz_reptiles Oh right cool, Mentone aquarium. They have a few juvenile sand monitors there, if you're able to get there you should check them out @sam_raptors 2mon
  •   sam_raptors Cheers brah !! 2mon

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azraiparish Simpson Desert trip '14 my Cousins, aunty and I with a goulds monitor (Sand Monitor) Varanus Gouldii.. 4mon

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