Monitor A, B, C's

Most of you know by now that our beloved Frank is a TV celebrity and stars in the Disney show “Jessie”.  But Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Kipling, isn’t the only monitor in town!  Here at Prehistoric Pets, we carry a wide variety of gorgeous and friendly Monitors for sale.  Want your own “Kipling” pride and joy?  Well here are a few selections we have available for you RIGHT HERE in the shop! 

The ARGUS Monitor, also commonly known as the Yellow Spotted Monitor, can reach anywhere from 3-5 feet in length depending on the gender.  Females averaging on the 3ft side whereas males tend to be bigger.  Because they spend majority of their time on the ground, they become avid diggers and will dig large burrows where they spend a sizable portion of their time!  They like to munch on fish, crabs, rodents, small birds and even other monitors!

Asian Water Monitors can thank our beloved "Frank" for their new claim to fame and popularity!  They are capable of growing up to 10 feet in length and maximum weight can be more than 55lbs!!  Water monitors can be defensive, using their tail, claws, and jaws when fighting or defending themselves. They are excellent swimmers, using  their tails to steer through water. As carnivores they have a wide range of foods and are known to eat fish, frogs, rodents, birds, crabs, and snakes.

Yellow Monitors shelter in burrows, crevives in river banks or termite mounds.  These monitors are not efficient climbers, and when their territory is flooded, they stay in the water building large fat reserves.  Their diet consists of frogs, toads, turtle eggs and lizards eggs.  These guys can live over ten years in captivity! Check em out!

This is a GORGEOUS Peach Throat Monitor!  Young lizards should be fed live insects — such as crickets, roaches, mealworms and waxworms — that have been fed a diet of fresh greens, and dusted with vitamin supplements. Larger young lizards may also be fed small rodents, fresh shrimp and fish strips, and bits of precooked sausage.  These guys can grow up to 3 feet long and bear a similar resemblance to the Mangrove monitor. 

Monitor crazy yet?!   JUST WAIT til you can check em out in person!!  All of them are sweethearts and are looking for a new home to strat off the new year!!  Bring one home today and start off 2012 with a big monitor BANG!!   BANG BANG!!!

Happy New Year Herpers!!  Have fun and stay SAFE!


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