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Old 03-12-12, 09:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What is "bobs you uncle"?
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It translates into " there you go"
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I can't say I've ever heard that phrase before.
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I honestly didn't think you had.
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The substrate thing still baffles me... It is springtime now and I was able to give Olive more. It is up to about a foot and a half.. Now he seems unhappy he will not walk around much and hides in his little man cave... He comes out to bask but just lays there... The substate has only been added for 3 days and I'm hoping he just has to get used to it. My question is could it be possible that not all monitor lizards are going to behave the same way and need the same type of set up. So for one Person 2 feet of sub is needed but for another like myself just a waste of space.. Don't get me wrong I am going to leave it there for a while and see how it goes, but he seemed so much happier before...
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They prefer to hide in burrows.
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So you think that because I made a spot for him to hide... Out of wood and he loves it in there would make it so he does not feel he needs to make a burrow and is happy with his. Olive has been handled everyday since birth. The pet store I bought him from has volunteers that come in and handle the pets.. Olive does not feel any fear in my house, he walks up to my dogs and cats will climb over the dogs, walk up the couch if he hears my voice... I feel he does not feel the need to hide. I open up his door he comes right to me, if not I can put my hand in and pick him up he will not fight me or run. I never trained Olive he has always been 100 percent happy with people. So in conclussion I say maybe every Monitor is different and not everyone needs the same type of enclosure.

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Have you raised the top of the enclosure? He could be feeling a little cramped.
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I think every monitor needs the same standards for a cage, but i think some will utalize the offered soil more than others imho. and Barleybreathing, Bobs your uncle is a very old english term, not so much used on ower side of the water
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Wasnt there a song about it in Mary Poppins?
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So, im sure everyone has read minimum cage size for a sav is 6'x4'x4' to 8"x4'x4'. How does everyone feel about the 6 foot cage as an option? I feel bad im going to just have an 8' cage, i could not imagine a 6' for a 3.5' lizard? i think bare Min should be 8'
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not sure, i loved that show as a kid, i should remember if their was. I dont think so but i know **** van dike says it a few times in that show.
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I think every monitor needs the same standards for a cage, but i think some will utalize the offered soil more than others imho. and Barleybreathing, Bobs your uncle is a very old english term, not so much used on ower side of the water
I see. I actually had an uncle Bob. That's sort of freaky...


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So, im sure everyone has read minimum cage size for a sav is 6'x4'x4' to 8"x4'x4'. How does everyone feel about the 6 foot cage as an option? I feel bad im going to just have an 8' cage, i could not imagine a 6' for a 3.5' lizard? i think bare Min should be 8'
I completely agree. In fact, I've been telling people that the minimum enclosure SHOULD be three times the length of the animal in length, and twice the length of the animal in width.
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ya 3 would be real nice, lizards move too much to be in such small enclosures.
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Re: Monitor enclosure discussion thread

'Bob's your uncle' is still in very common usage in Australia. As Korbin said, it is used in the same way as 'there you go'. Essentially it means 'after that, everything will work out fine'. For example, if you were telling someone how to fix their car, you might say "adjust this bit here, tighten that bit there and then Bob's your uncle".

When I first arrived in Australia the language was absolutely loaded with idioms and colloquialisms, some holdovers from the English (such as 'Bob's your uncle') but most unique to Australia. For me it was almost like learning a new language. Many have been pretty much lost through urbanisation and globalisation, which is a shame as they really added colour to the language.
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