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