The Kings’ dwarf monitor (Varanus kingorum) is one of the smallest species of monitor lizard in existence. The King’s dwarf monitor is smaller than an ackie, and perhaps not as robust, but it’s still . Blood and Short-tailed Python Care Sheet. like to add to this care sheet,please contact [email protected] One Or Two? One is fine,but two is more fun for you and the monitors. Advocating and performing proper monitor lizard husbandry.

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I then feed the animals daily, offer more heat and increase the light to 14 hours a day.

Ackie Monitors (Varanus acanthurus) Care Sheet

Also mist the syeet once to twice a day will help keep the humidity levels up and aid in proper shedding and hydration. Enclosures are pretty important monitpr Monitor care, make sure you provide a big, and enriching enclosure for your new pet. Some people claim the red ackies are more prone to biting,but as with most reptiles each one is different. I recommend using either birch or oak wood.

The males especially make great pets. They are a very active lizard and like to burrow in the substrate. This page requires javascript. For babies, it is especially important to provide adequate humidity, as I would imagine dehydration could quickly occur monitro the high temperatures these lizards enjoy.

Better still use glass, although these are more expensive. Of course, any monitor would benefit from a larger enclosure, especially a species as active and curious as acanthurus. As they get older and bigger every other day would be fine.

They are quite hardy if kept under the right akie but it is always wise to find out where your nearest specialist reptile vet is located before you need to use one. I am not going to go into detail about breeding.

Spiny-Tailed Monitor Lizard Care Tips

Females raised together may be introduced to a larger single male raised separately, but the animals should be observed for the first few days to make sure they are compatible J. Give them options,don’t just set a basking spot to degrees and be done with it.


Breeding at 8 to 10 months is more likely, however. You will not be able to find a suitable commercially available monitor enclosure, luckily they are not that hard to make more on that in a bit. Furthermore, species such as V. If no lighting at night is provided,just try and keep the temps at 75 and above.

Be mindful that most of the monitors size is tail. King and Rhodes discovered that females with a snout-to-vent SVL between 10 to 12 centimeters 3. This is critical since all reptiles are cold blooded and need to regulate their body temperatures by the temperatures of their environment.

This site uses cookies to help monitof content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Size and Longevity Ackies Monitors grow to reach an average length of 24 — 28 inches with males usually being the large. This type of story happens to often, monigor this leaves both the owner and the monitor at a loss. Welcome to the forums!

Better to encourage them to run around hunting by feeding live monitorr. The animals should get their UVB from their diet of whole prey, consisting on rodents.

For some reason, the data did not load properly. Handling In addition to being fascinating and hardy captives, Ackies Monitors are relatively easy to handle. Animals seem to suddenly “turn off” even when kept warm and well fed, and will show no interest in one another until the start of the next breeding cycle.

I would say the minimum size for one ackie monitor enclosure is 4′ by 2′ by 2′ LxWxH. InMertens placed the species in the subgenus Odatria along with most of the other small- to medium-sized Australian varanids. I recommend leaving a bowl of insects inside the enclosure at all times for the ackie monitor can eat when it so pleases. If you have ever looked at videos of monitors on the internet you can see how well they can adapt to your presence, but you can also see how badly they can act to your presence.

Krieger publishing, Malabar, Florida. This interesting social behavior has also been noted in captivity, where alpha males and females rank the highest in group situations. They love to chase prey,and they will get used to you feeding them,so much so they may scratch at the glass when you enter the room waiting for “the food god” to feed them. Find Us On facebook. I have read that some females have laid clutches as often as every two weeks, but my females only lay about once every month, and occasionally, a female will go several months without laying.


Young monitors can be kept mainly on crickets, mealworms, and small roaches, while adult monitors can be fed the entire range of possible food items.

Ackies Monitor

Company Contact Retail stores Newsletter Subscribe. Like most other varanid species, ackies are difficult to sex, and hatchlings are next to impossible to sex, although the well-trained eye can ascertain gender at four or five months of age.

We sell livefood so I always have a wide range avaiable so I am a bit spoilt for ackle. Give them anything you would want your animals to eat, but avoid protein as they are already rich in protein.

The temperature gradient should be similar to that of the adults, and as the monitors age you may increase the basking site temperature. Nonitor an example, on a degree Fahrenheit day in Southern California, the surface temperature of hard-packed dirt in the sun measures roughly degrees Fahrenheit 60 degrees Celsiuswhereas on days that were hotter than 90 degrees Fahrenheit First described in shet Odatria ocellata by Gray, the name “spiny tail” wasn’t given until Boulenger renamed the animal Varanus acanthurus in At night time most monitors benefit from 24 hour basking, I recommend putting a ceramic bulb in the enclosure and cycling it on and off with the day time bulbs.

In the last five years, however, breeding success of many monitors has been tremendous and captive-produced animals have been bred to at least the fourth generation.

Clutch size in the wild is believed to range from two to 11 eggs and is dependent upon the size of the female.

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