The spiny neck monitor for sale are a small- to medium-sized monitor species with a body shape that resembles a miniature Komodo dragon. They have short legs, a low, rounded body and a long, spiny, tapering tail that can be twice the length of the abdomen (or belly). Their heads are pointed and covered in small, smooth scales. Their nostrils are situated at the sides of the nose, between the eyes and the tip of the snout.
The spiny neck monitor for sale back is dark brown with a pattern of yellow circles that contain red and brownish spots. Its head is brown, with yellow or cream colored spots and a deep brown stripe that extends through the eye and continues to the neck. Its underbelly is typically cream colored. The spiny neck monitor also has pale stripes that run lengthwise down its neck, which distinguish it from two similar-looking subspecies of lizards that live in the same area. Its spiny tail can be wielded like a club to fend off threats and guard the entrance to its burrow.
Adult spiny neck monitor for sale can be 24-30 inches (60-75 centimeters) long. Females are slightly smaller than males.
The spiny neck monitor for sale eat a variety of insects, spiders, grubs, snails, small lizards and mammals. They have also been observed overpowering and eating other monitor lizards and small snakes. They get most of the water they require from their food.
Reproduction and Development
The spiny neck monitor for sale become sexually mature when they are about 1 year old. In the wild, mating behavior usually coincides with the onset of spring in the late dry season (August to November). After breeding, females dig or tunnel into the soil and lay a clutch of five to 15 eggs in the earthen nest chamber they have excavated.
The eggs of the spiny neck monitor for sale are about 1 inch (25 millimeters) long and are incubated at around 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit by the hot, humid ambient conditions. They hatch after about 120 days. The 4-5 inch (10-12 centimeter) long hatchlings dig themselves out of the nest, and then seek cover from predators and look for invertebrates to eat.
These monitors are diurnal, meaning they are most active during the day.
These monitors typically live for about 10-15 years in human care.
- This Species Is Not Aggressive And Tames Down Well
- These Are Still Pretty Rare In The Hobby, Exciting Species To Work With
- Originating Out Of The Central Solomon Island Of Isabel
- Partially Arboreal Lizards That Typically Live In Mangrove Areas
- Make Sure To Include A Warm Humid Environment, With Sturdy Branches And A Large Water Dish