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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 1.43    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 12/20/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Dwarf Monitors

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

A Reece

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

Green/emerald tree monitor

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

yellow tree monitor

Sexing and Characteristics:

Can be difficult check for pores the male will have more.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Large filtered pool, I also use a water fall. Orchid bark will help with the humidity. You may need to use a aquarium heater, to heat the pool to around 25oc.

Lighting and UVB:

UVA and UVB are needed for proper bone growth and general well being.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Humidity up to 90%, use a water fall, sprayer, or humidifier for this.
Basking temperature of 35c and ambient temperature of 26-29 c.
Night time temperature of 23-25c.

Heating and Equipment:

I use the new "power sun" lamps, they give of heat and UVB, these are great lamps and are ideal for monitors and most other day active lizards.
water pump, for water fall. Donít bother with heat mats, because they will not heat the ambient temperature more than a few degrees above your room temperature.

Caging Provided:

Provide a tall cage with plenty of branches. I use a custom made cage, which is 5 feet long 6 feet height and 2.5 feet width, for a pair.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Large insects, crickets, locusts, cockroaches. some may learn to take pre-killed mice or chicks. These monitors eat a lot.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

You may want to give a supplement, but i donít because i provided proper lighting and most importantly, a varied diet.

Maintenance:

Monitors are messy animals so you will need to spot clean every day. mist spray the enclosure every day with distilled water.

Some Words on this Species:

A great lizard for the large tropical vivarium. many people say these monitors are aggressive, but i would say they are average, donít get me wrong they do not enjoy being handled, but they are not as snappy as some other lizards. Buying a captive bred monitor is a better option than a wild caught, a captive bred will feed better than a stressed wild caught one.
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