Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Agamas, geckos, lizards, monitors and skinks indigenous to South Africa.

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Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby tameyourself » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:34 pm

Hi there, I just got a pair of these guys and decided to join this forum to find out more information. Does anybody here keep them?

Here are my new guys:
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby tameyourself » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:35 pm

And the female:
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby Lillypod » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:07 pm

I've only seen one in a petshop, a male. Never owned one, but they look pretty awesome.
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby LizardLover » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Beautiful cordylus. Are they captive bred or wild caught?
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby tameyourself » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:39 pm

I'm pretty sure that they are wild caught.
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:58 am

I think one of the trappers has gone to Gorongoza again and raped the wild. They are all over the place again.

They are easy to keep and breed well in captivity. They can be kept in a family group, and need some nice hiding places.

Good luck with them.
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby tameyourself » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:30 pm

Anybody have pics of their wild habitat?
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:10 pm

Beautiful lizards.

BTW, your female looks like she's gonna pop. I think you can expect a baby or two.

Congrats on the new additions. Enjoy them.
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Re: Smaug (Cordylus) mossambicus

Postby tameyourself » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:31 pm

westley wrote:Beautiful lizards.

BTW, your female looks like she's gonna pop. I think you can expect a baby or two.

Congrats on the new additions. Enjoy them.


Really, you think? I was hoping she was gravid, she seemed kind of fat to me too.
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