THE BEST FRIENDS ARE COLD-BLOODED

Black-Throat Monitor

Size: Adults usually range from 4-5 feet

Lifespan: Adults usually range from 10-15 years

Enclosure: 40 gallon breeder aquariums are suitable for juveniles, once full grown, a 8’x4’x4’ (LxWxH) cage will need to be constructed, with a substrate of aspen, cypress, and coconut shavings or mulch

Temperature: A gradient of 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit on the cool side and 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit on the basking side and full-spectrum UV lighting per day is recommended

Humidity: The enclosure should be kept between 40-50%

Diet: Appropriately sized mice and rats, frozen/thawed rodents are preferred, but some monitors will exclusively eat live, feed every 5-7 days, you may also occasionally give your monitor an appropriately sized egg every 1-2 weeks