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Postby Nasicornis » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:17 pm

Does anyone know if Crocodile Lizards (Shinisaurus crocoldilurus) are availalbe in SA and round about what could one expect to pay for them?
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Postby Nasicornis » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:19 pm

Ok, I am not referring to a mythological mysterious beast. There is actually such an animal in existance, promise.

Anyone ???
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Postby Urizen » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:38 pm

Hey, do you mean a crocodile monitor?

They seem very interesting, but mean as hell. I'm not sure many people keep them overseas, let alone here. If you are meaning a croc' monitor.
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Postby gaboon69 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:54 pm

I would not cough up more than 2.5 k each.
Then theres also the issue of how they came into Z.A.
Thats just me.

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Postby Urizen » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:56 pm

NM, I didn't bother to google the scientific name you gave, sorry ;/
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:14 am

I seriously doubt that they would be available in SA. I have only ever seen these occasionally on price lists and at shows and they were very expensive. The first captive bred ones outside China went for about R15 000 a good couple of years ago.

They are not that easy to keep and breed from what I was told. I have no idea what the going rate would be for them but I cannot think that they are cheap.
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Postby Nasicornis » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:17 am

Honestly, I didn't think they would be available or cheap for that matter. But one can dream.
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Postby Kristo » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:05 pm

And its exactly that kind of dream that fuels the addition of new species on our "available list"!

Must say though.....many of my dreams have come true...even though its taken a while!

I remember when even beardies seemed like a pipe dream!?!....
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