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Old 01-25-2019, 11:31 PM   #1
Abundance of Lace Monitors

Since my friend Don posted a Bell's for sale for a rather affordable price, and one member questioned the pricing I feel like this would be a proper response to his question.
There is no "abundance" of Lace monitors, let alone Bell's phase. Hence the price. Despite a few being offered here and there ( which have been flipped by less than scrupulous keepers ) myself, Don, and JME are THE only 3 people in the US currently breeding them, as well with hatchlings available right now.
As in you want one today all 3 of us could accommodate that request right now.
In reference to monitors are "all the same" I think your ignorance about this species is an all out example of how little you may think you know of varanus in general.
It's very hard to compare a Lace to say a Mangrove monitor, or a black throat.
Which my naive friend, you have collectively pigeonholed into the same class.
They ( Lace ) are very intelligent and require specialized care, much as any other species of varanus. In very different aspects. As well 250+ days of incubation for eggs really separates the men from the boys. Hence the price....and non abundance.
Old 01-26-2019, 02:41 PM   #2
The level of ignorance in some people is unreal. I applaud the 3 of you for the hard work and dedication you put into breeding and caring for such a magnificent species.
I can only hope to get on that level some day.

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:07 AM   #3
Roger that, thanks for the acknowledgement
Old 01-27-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
Let's be honest, the people complaining about the price are the people who want an attractive varanid to stoke their own ego and don't give a rat's behind about the natural history or care of the species. They would lose interest as soon as they realized they couldn't turn a quick profit. They're probably the same people who complain over a $100 leopard gecko. Don't let them bother you, anyone who has been in this hobby for a while knows the amount of work the Bell's keepers have been putting in, and we know the price, while steep in comparison to other species, is justified.
Old 02-27-2019, 12:54 AM   #5
The thread title got me excited... "What!? There's an abundance of Lace Monitors in the U.S.???!!" I'll own one some day, hoping for sooner rather than later.

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