Latin Name: Varanus niloticus
Sex: Currently Unknown
Nile monitors commonly reach about 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length and have an average life span of 15 years. Nile monitors can make great pets but are temperamental and need a lot of space due to their adult size. Their diet consists off insects such as crickets, cockroaches and locusts, that should regularly be dusted in calcium powder and defrosted prey item such as rats, mice and chicks as they become larger. Naturally, they would live around large bodies of water so will appreciate a large water bowl, to not only drink from but so they can get in and cool down as well as soaking in to help shedding skin. It will also help keep humidity levels to between 50-75%. Nile Monitors require a basking spot of 120 Fahrenheit (48 Celsius) and no less than 10% UVB, fed alongside calcium dusted insects, will prevent any bone deformities.
Available from the Farnborough store – 01252 371111