Generally, white throat monitor for sale have shorter, blunter, more bulbous snouts than savannah monitors, and the top of their heads and necks are dark brown while their backs are a dark gray-brown. They typically have raised and almost conically shaped neck (nuchal) scales.
white throat monitor for sale normally show a pattern of five to six rows of pale-yellow, darkly bordered, blotchy spots on the dorsal surface. Limbs may also be spotted with some pale yellow, and the tail may have an alternating pattern of dark brown with off-white bands from where it attaches to the body all the way to the tip. Their bellies are dirty-yellow with some spotting, and they are usually much more colorful than the pale whitish or tannish belly of the savannah monitor. Juveniles can even show some degree of banding.
Color patterns vary depending upon where lizards are found. White-throats from more northern locations show color flecking; whereas individuals from areas close to the equator have large white or yellow eyelike spots arranged as pairs or tetrads along the dorsal side. In Namibia near the Etosha area, these lizards have miniscule flecking and appear very pale in general coloration.
BEHAVIOR of the white throat monitor
The white throat monitor for sale are essentially solitary individuals. They generally ignore each other until the mating season. These monitors are diurnal. Reproductive males and females will fully utilize their home range foraging during the wet season. Only the males roam their home ranges during mating season, whereas the females remain in one particular location of their home range. Throughout the remainder of the year when prey populations are low to nonexistent, both sexes limit their daily movements and remain basically sedentary so as to conserve energy. It should be noted that the White-throated Monitor will not attack humans unless provoked. When threatened, the white throated monitor for sale will assume an intimidating posture by arching its neck, puffing out its throat, and hissing loudly. It will then lash out with its tail and bite violently at anything within its reach. This monitor is a formidable opponent. As a last effort, it will allow itself to be attacked. When its foe leaves it for dead, this monitor is able to survive because it is able to rapidly recuperate. White-throated Monitors have been noted to fight to the death. The main competitor of the White-throated Monitor is the black-backed jackal, as both have similar diets. Predators of this monitor are ratels, birds of prey, and most large carnivores.
The white throated monitor for sale is a voracious feeder between the months of January to February, also known as the wet season. It will travel long distances in search of prey. During the dry season from July to December, it fasts losing approximately 4% of its body weight per month. Research has shown that this monitor has an adaptive relationship between its feeding habits and digestive responses similar to sit-and-wait foraging snakes. This adaptation serves to conserve energy during the long interval between meals. Its diet in the wild ranges from invertebrates, small reptiles, birds and eggs to occasionally small mammals and carrion. Land snails are the favorite prey. Studies have shown that it uses visual and chemical cues in distinguishing its prey. This monitor is a selective feeder. It seeks to obtain the highest caloric intake at the least energy expense of handling time despite the availability of other prey choices. The white throated monitor for sale does not chew its food, but instead swallows small prey or large pieces of prey whole by increasing the size of its mouth. This is accomplished by spreading the hyoid apparatus and dropping the lower jaw.