Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 23, 2016
The Yellow Monitor LIzard (Varanus flavescens) is a lovely monitor lizard that is rare and hardly known even today. They come from the flood plains of the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. These lizards are large and are semi aquatic. They do well on a diet of eggs, mice, chicken, raw meat, mince meat, and insects like crickets, roaches and silkworms. They are great to keep in captivity but if you want one you will have to keep them in large outdoor cages. They really do need the extra space and once you see how happy they are in a 4m x 2m x 2m cage you will be happy that you decided to invest in a great life for your lizards. They care breedable but it will take patience and a few years to really get it right. They are not easy to keep and not easy to breed. I would recommend this species only to the most advanced and more importantly the most dedicated keepers.