Monitor Lizard Livestock
Help and advice on shopping for: Monitor Lizard Livestock
Care for a reptilian giant
Monitors are the kings of domestic reptile keeping, thanks to their large bodies and impressive appetite. Caring for a Monitor can be challenging as they tend to need a lot of space and a lot of food, but it is well worth it to say you have cared for one of the largest reptiles on the planet.
What are Monitors?
The reptiles known as Monitors aren’t just a single species, the term actually covers lots of reptile species including the Komodo Dragon. Monitors are generally large, long-clawed and possess a longer neck than other lizards. Most Monitors live close to the equator in Asia and Africa. Depending on the species, they may enjoy a high and dry heat or a more tropical high humidity. Some Monitors are also known to be arboreal, such as Emerald tree monitors, which means they come from forest environments and require vertically orientated enclosures.
Why should I buy a Monitor?
Monitors are a reptile keeping challenge and often take some skill to properly house. They need large enclosures, lots of food and a keeper with the patience to deal with their defensive and mischievous behaviour. However, if properly managed, Monitors can be incredibly rewarding, loyal and loving friends. Keeping a Monitor is often expensive to begin with due to the initial set-up costs, but if you’re serious about reptile keeping it’s an incredible challenge.
What are the main types of Monitor?
We often have a variety of Monitors up for adoption at Swell Superstore but the most popular is the Ackie Monitor. The Ackie Monitor is a small, desert-dwelling Monitor from Australia that is quite easily tamed and grows to a manageable 2ft length. It’s always best to check this page, to see which species we have up for adoption at any time.
What should I look for when purchasing a Monitor?
If you would like to give a home to a Monitor, you will need to visit our Swell Superstore. While you’re at the store, we’ll interview you and ask to see some pictures of the enclosure your Monitor will live in. We reserve the right to refuse the adoption of any Monitor to anyone we think is unprepared to house one. To help you get ready to home your Monitor, we have a wide range of helpful products including books, enclosures and more.