The blue tree monitor for sale is a small, slender lizard with long legs and aprehensile tail that is twice the length of the body. Overall coloring is gray to black with cobalt blue spots over the head, body and tail with a grayish blue underside. Males are larger than females.
Length: 3 – 3.6 ft.
Weight: 150 – 250 g.
In the wild: Estimated at 10 years
In captivity: 10+ years
In the wild: Small mammals, insects, invertebrates and eggs
In captivity: Crickets and worms
Relatively little is known about the natural ecology and behavior of the blue tree monitor for sale. From the research completed so far, this species is diurnal (active in the daytime) and seems to be almost completely arboreal. Their sharp claws give them a secure hold on almost any rough surface, and the blue tree monitor for sale can climb with considerable ease. While moving amongst branches, they employ their prehensile tail as a grasping tool, in much the same way that chameleons use their tails. Unlike chameleons, though, the blue tree monitor may coil their tails on a plane horizontal to their bodies and rapidly uncoil the appendage for use as a defensive whip. Like most monitor lizards, the Blue Tree Monitor is a very nervous species that avoids potential predators by fleeing up trees and keeping the tree trunk between itself and the intruder, much as squirrels do here locally.
Reproduction and Breeding
In captive settings, courtship has been initiated by the female blue tree monitor for sale. When she is receptive to mating, she approaches the male and the two spend time basking on the same perch over a period of days. Mating usually occurs within the next few days. Females create a nest of moss, dirt, coconut fiber and leaf matter. The blue tree monitor for sale lays her eggs approximately one month after the first mating and buries them in
the nest. This ends her parental responsibility. Female Blue Tree Monitors have been known to lay between one and five clutches of eggs in a single year, which appears dependent on their food intake throughout the year.
The blue tree monitor for sale are intelligent, and can make great pets. However, they are not for everyone. Baby monitors usually do not bite, but excessive handling should be avoided until your lizard gets used to you. Your first impulse will be to hold your new blue tree monitor for sale and pet it. We strongly suggest you do not do this. It takes time to tame your lizard. The best way is to be patient and proceed slowly.
- Naturally Occurring Out Of Indonesia, Mainly The Island Of Batanta And Surrounding Areas
- Adults Will Grow To An Average Of 3.5 Feet In Length
- With Proper Care These Monitors Can Live Up To 15-20+ Years In Captivity
- This Species Can Be Shy But They Tame Down Well And Make Excellent Display Animals
- Living In The Tropical Forested Areas Of Indonesia These Monitors Thrive In Hot Humid Conditions With Plenty Of Things To Climb