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Peach Throat Monitors (Varanus jobiensis)
March 16, 2008, 6:35 pm
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LOCATION:
On the Island of New Guinea.

CLOSE RELATIVES:
Blue tail monitor and the mangrove monitor. Each of the three use different parts of new guinea’s habitats.

HABITAT:
Preferences: dense forests; for they’re excellent climbers.

DIET:
Frogs, lizards, insects, any small animal they can overpower.

PHYSICAL APPEREANCE:
They can get up to 4 feet long in total length. They can live up to 15 years.

IN CAPTIVITY:
They take a while to tame and adjust in captivity, like most other lizards. The cage would need several hiding spots for security purposes. They should be maintained between 85 – 90 degrees with a basking spot of 95. At night temps shoudl be about 75. Bark or coconut bark is best, because it holds moisture well and duplicates the natural environment. Feed them mice, rats, fish, crickets, hardboiled eggs. Four or five times a week will ensure proper growth and health. Make sure to give them a calcium suppelement.

thanks to: reptileguru.com

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