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Monitor Lizards

How to Care* for Your Argus Monitor

How to Care* for Your Argus Monitor

Description Argus Monitors (Varanus panoptes horni) are huge (3.5 -5’; males are larger than females), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to Indonesia, New Guinea and other nearby islands.  Other subspecies of V. panoptes are found in Australia but are not available...

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What Can My Savannah Monitor Eat?

What Can My Savannah Monitor Eat?

Savannah Monitors are a large reptile native to the Central African savannah. Due to their size and because their habitat must be sizable they are not one of the more common reptiles to be found as pets. They're friendly and...

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How to Care for Your Savannah Monitor

How to Care for Your Savannah Monitor

(photo credit Wildlife Facts) Description Savannah Monitors (Varanus exanthematicus) are very large (2.5-3.5 feet), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to the coastal savannah grasslands of Central Africa. Their habitat is generally considered to range from arid to humid, and they divide...

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How to Care for Your Nile Monitor

How to Care for Your Nile Monitor

Description Nile Monitors (Varanus niloticus) are huge (3.5 feet and up to 9 feet), diurnal, semi-aquatic, arboreal reptiles native to the Eastern and Northern Africa. They usually live near water, specifically the Nile River, from which they get their common...

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