Black Throat Monitors!

Black Throats are in at the Ark!


Temperatures: 80-85 with a basking spot capable of reaching 100+
Night time temps can drop as low as 72 and as high as 80.
Habitat: Enclosure should allow for climbing and digging spots, moist (not wet) substrate and a water bowl big enough for them to get into should they like.
Food: babies can eat feeder insects like crickets, roaches and superworms. They can also eat small feeder rodents (spot between the eyes like most reptiles for size of feeders). You can give them pieces of the rodent as well… as long as the pieces are bite sized. Some companies make a Monitor Diet similar to a pate canned cat food. These are also decent food. As adults, they will eat whole prey items.
Size: They can max out at abotu 7′ (2m). Your enclosure should accommodate for that size.

These guys are CARNIVORES. They have to have meat to survive. You cannot feed them salads all day and expect them to live. If you’re not comfortable feeding meat to these, then they’re not the pet for you.

Any further questions can be taken to our home base @ 2730 Brookdale Dr

Or call us at (281) 361-7387

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2 Responses to Black Throat Monitors!

  1. Duey says:

    Please make sure every day your monitor has a UVB LIGHT on them…most lizards do not make it to adult because they never get uvb light….a rule of thumb is, if water can not go through it..neither will uvb…so uvb light does not go through doors, or windows…calcium is second in line to make sure your little friends get. Once a week is ok..they sell a powder at some pet stores..wet your baby mice, that your lizards and monitors should be eating…they are called pinkies….small enough for the smallest baby lizards….dunk mouse in water then sprinkle the calcium on the pinkies or even large rats. Larger black throat monitors are not for indoor pets. If you live year around where it’s hot..a outside garage, or a special shead not steel, will do…concrete bottom and sides that are a couple of feet tall of concrete also. A swimming area would be great with built in drain important,,, and a couple feet of dirt, knowing, you will have to dig out the dirt, with your gas mask on a couple of times a put in fresh dirt…meet germs as low as possible……read read read…internet Internet Internet…..WE ARE THERE KEEPERS, AND ITS OUR DUTY TO MAKE SURE WE AND ARE PLANET ARE KEEPT, CLEAN, WELL, HEALTHY, LOVED AND “”””””CARED FOR”””””

    • Riki Miller says:

      If you’re feeding rodents, they won’t require calcium. The bones will supply them with the needed calcium.

      When they’re hatchlings, dusting and gut-loading feeder insects would be great.

      You do have to be careful of over loading your reptiles with vitamins. Just like in people.

      And, yes! We are their providers! Without us caring properly for them when in captivity, they won’t survive. A happy and healthy monitor means we keep our fingers too 😉

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