Black Throat Monitor (Varanus albigularis ionidesi)


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  • We have rare Black Throat Monitors for sale at American Reptile Distributors!
  • The Black Throat Monitor is a heavy bodied species of monitor that is easy to tame and makes for a fabulous pet lizard! They are semi-arboreal but tend to climb much less as they age from juveniles into adults. These high-spirited guys make for a stunning display animal and are one of the most rare and coveted monitors on the planet. These guys require large heavy duty enclosures and a good amount of space to climb and bask. They can grow to be almost 60 pounds and are best suited for advanced reptile collectors.
  • Species: Varanus albigularis ionidesi
  • Origin: Captive Born
  • Size: Approximately 8-13 inches. Adults reaching up to 7 feet
  • Natural Range: Africa
  • Food: Vitamin dusted crickets.
  • Lifespan: Up to years in captivity with proper care

Some Monitors and Tegus are beginner reptiles and some are recommended for advanced reptile hobbyists.  Please do your research or ask us before making a purchase.


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