Common questions

How big do Timor monitors get?

How big do Timor monitors get?

20 inches long
Timor monitors grow up to 20 inches long, and the Ridge-tailed monitor grows up to 2 feet long.

How many gallons does a Timor monitor need?

At a minimum, adults need a 120-gallon tank and juveniles can be kept in smaller 40-gallon enclosures as it helps them to feel secure. Ackie monitors also like their cage to be hot! They need a basking spot in their enclosure with a surface temperature of 120 to 150°F.

How much do Timor monitors eat?

Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed crickets or roaches 4 times weekly, and dusted with calcium once weekly. Adults should be fed 3-4 times weekly.

How big do blue monitors get?

Adult male blue-spotted monitors may reach 3½ feet in total length, and female blue-spotted monitors are about 4 inches shorter than the male blue-spotted monitors, making V. macraei the largest known species of the V.

What is the smallest monitor lizard in the world?

Dampier Peninsula monitor
This is the Dampier Peninsula monitor (Varanus sparnus) – the smallest known species of monitor lizard in the world, weighing just over 16 grams and stretching to around 23cm from snout to tail in adulthood.

Can Ackie monitors eat chicken?

Ackies monitors have been known to eat a range of foods, including mice, crickets, hissing cockroaches, mealworms, canned food diets, snails, eggs (chicken, quail, and leopard gecko), and shrimp. You can also add mice to the diet, as long as they are weaned – also avoid feeding your monitors rodents in excess.

Do Savannah monitors eat fruit?

Fruits and vegetables are not strictly a required part of the Savannah Monitor’s diet, however, it has been shown that there are certain vegetables, and even fruits that can be beneficial to all reptiles, including our more carnivorous friends.

Are blue tree monitor good pets?

Blue Trees are intelligent, and can make great pets. However, they are not for everyone. Baby monitors usually do not bite, but excessive handling should be avoided until your lizard gets used to you. Your first impulse will be to hold your new monitor and pet it.

Can tree monitors swim?

Most of this length is made up of a semi-prehensile tail, which the Monitor uses to climb and stabilize itself in the trees. That being said, Monitors do like to swim in ponds and streams, so it will be a great benefit to your pet to have a large, shallow water bin on the ground.

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