What to put in my new Viv?

Discussion in 'Other Reptiles And Pets' started by clarkrw3, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. clarkrw3

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    So I recently put together a 18x18x24 naturalistic viv for some of my crested geckos. I had so much fun doing it and it turned out so great that I wanted to try another one. It just so happens that at the Pomona show I won a really nice 24x18x36 exo terra. My only problem is what should I put in it? Thoughts I have had was to just do another really big Crestie viv, a nice Chewie tanks, or a tank for some Uroplatus geckos. I am just not sure that Uroplatus do well in glass, and not sure requirements on chewie's and if I could put a breeding trio or more together in something this large.

    So what's your vote? What should I get? ....build my viv:D
     
  2. coldbloodedAL

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    GTP? Or a nice big Dart frog viv? Even the Uroplatus sound like a good idea!

    EDIT: Whats a Chewie?! lol
     
  3. okiroo

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    you cant go wrong with PYGMYS! :D:D


    lol mabey waxy monkey tree frogs, tiger ones. they are really cute you could probally put a few in and it would be something diffrent than the usual jungle we all build....or pygmys :D
     
  4. SonTigerPantherCham

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    Ummm, I think it should come to my house along with your sprayer and light dome
    :eek::D:eek::D:p
     
  5. clarkrw3

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    I was wondering where that went...I figured that I must have set it down somewhere in the show. I am glad to know you have it :D:D:D
     
  6. Hoj

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    nice win clark, id say pygmy's as im really only a cham guy
     
  7. Tiger Rye

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    You should get U. Phants. I had 2.2 group in a glass terrarium and they did great. They were my favorite geckos I've ever owned. Watching them hunt and how they would sleep was always entertaining.

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    Here's one of my boys


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  8. clarkrw3

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    He looks great!!

    GTP is out....animals have to have 4 legs to come in our house ;)
    I thought about Pygmies but they don't really need the height do they? This thing is three feet tall.
    By chewie I mean Rhacodactylus chahoua they are cute geckos related to cresties.
    It would be one LARGE dart frog viv....actually I think it probably is over kill for any species of frog.

    ....maybe a smaller species of cham. What are some good species that work well in a glass viv?
     
  9. Miss Lily

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    Congrats on your win Rob! Such a good excuse to add more scaleys t the household! :D I love Chewies and cresties, but have you maybe considered a Leachianus? They look like huge Chewies but I don't know anything abut their care though. I had heard that Exo Terra make 3ft tall glass vivs, but as yet I have never come across a supplier in the UK. It must be quite heavy and come in a huge box, lol! I won a voucher in a UK comp over a year ago and I used it to buy a 45 x 45 x 60 Exo and it's been sat in the shed ever since until one of my cresties gets big enough. However, the lock on Monty's viv has broken and I can't open the door so I may have to upgrade him to that until summer when he can have his screen viv set up.
     
  10. SonTigerPantherCham

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    Rob, I either want to pay you for your items or send them to you. I can put them in a box and ship them.
    I didn't even notice they were in the car til Monday :)
     
  11. Olimpia

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    CARPETS! What about a carpet chameleon? They're beeeautiful, and smaller, so they would probably do fantastic in something like that.

    Or what about day geckos? You can either do a trio of the larger geckos (giant day or stanging's) or a larger colony of the much smaller ones (like peacock or william's). They are also beautiful and they're active during the day.
     
  12. ChameleonRave

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    You can have a free cuban tree frog to put in it! ;D It's WC from Florida. :p
     
  13. clarkrw3

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    a Leachi was one of my first thoughts...but a little research, I found they can have a pretty bad odor:( And I would like to have a pair and from what I understand they can be picky as to who there mate is and will often fight if it's not to their liking. But as they say....this calls for more research.;)


    Thanks Anne! But I am not sure it's worth your trouble...it would be a bulky box for a couple of small things. I am just glad I am not going crazy and that I know where I set it down:rolleyes: If it's stuff you will use I would say just keep it...and help Suzi pick me out the best female;);) I am really not worried about it at all!

    Carpets sound very interesting!! I had thought about a smaller cham species but just wasn't sure about keeping them in a glass enclosure. I will have to pm a couple people and find out about them...I have been trying to get Dooley1 to do a care blog about them.
    Maybe even a Bradypodion or Kinyongia species...:confused:
     
  14. Olimpia

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    I know Dooley and Dez are both breeding Carpets and have some available either right now in the coming month or two. I am SO tempted but I don't think I should have anything else for the time being. You can ask both of them how they do in glass, they should be more than able/happy to answer your questions.
     
  15. JackP308

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    Id go with some cool geckos, carpets are nice too I have some as well. If it were mine Id have some day geckos or U. henkeli or sikorae since you were considering Uroplatus maybe.
     
  16. lindseymeder16

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    I think a U.Henkeli would be neat. Or any kind of leaf gecko!
     
  17. melric

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    I vote some sort of Cham species. IMO lots of different types can live in an exo-terra if done properly. I have three of my chams in exo-terra's. No problems as of yet. 2 panthers and a veiled.
     
  18. madden

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    Or dart frogs!
     

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  19. coldbloodedAL

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    The bradys and kinyongia would be great candidates! Maybe showjet has something, he had a couple in the classifieds a while back?
     

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