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Small Blackthroat Monitor


  • Varanus albigularis ionidesi
  • Farm Bred
  • Approximately 14 – 19 Inches In Length
  • As Adults These Are Known To Grow Up To 6ft Plus
  • Feeding On Vitamin Dusted Crickets, Superworms, Chicken Gizzards/Hearts And Monitor Diet
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Black-throat monitors are Africa’s second longest and largest monitor lizards. They are the largest of the four rock monitor subspecies. Adult monitors can grow to be 7 feet long and weigh more than 60 pounds. Males are generally larger than females. They are enormous in size and, as a result, are unpopular among lizard keepers. It would need a lot of area to house them.

To fit the general hue of their habitat, they are often dark grayish-brown or tan with yellowish or white patterns. Every lizard has distinct markings with mottled patterns and colors. As the lizard ages, its markings may occasionally disappear, but they are still discernible. The lizard has larger markings on its back and smaller ones around its legs and side parts of the body. The patterns are arranged in bands toward the tail.

Small Blackthroat Monitor for sale are extremely well-defended thanks to their sharp claws, long, muscular tails that they utilize as whips, and serrated teeth. They have small legs and a forked tongue that they flick like a snake to detect scents in their environment.

These monitors must regularly interact with people, even in captivity, or they will develop aggressive behavior. Never approach an agitated black-throat monitor because its bite might cause significant harm.

You shouldn’t keep monitors with other animals. Because they are so big, they frequently do not get along with smaller animals. They might even attempt to consume them. These animals thrive best on their own.

Because they are obligate carnivores, they cannot digest plant matter and must obtain the majority or all of their nutrients from meat. Adults hunt whole creatures in the wild, including rodents, other reptiles, birds, and even insects. They will consume nearly everything because they are an opportunistic species. They hunt their own prey and consume carrion, or dead flesh.

They will happily consume cat and dog food, but owners shouldn’t make this their default diet choice because it lacks the nutrients they need to survive. Additionally, the high calorie content of processed and canned foods might lead to obesity. Potential owners should think carefully before adopting one of these huge monitor lizards because a lot of work goes into feeding and caring for them.


  • Varanus albigularis ionidesi
  • Farm Bred
  • Approximately 14 – 19 Inches In Length
  • As Adults These Are Known To Grow Up To 6ft Plus
  • Feeding On Vitamin Dusted Crickets, Super Worms, Chicken Gizzards/Hearts And Monitor Diet


  • Large Species Of Monitor That Tames Down Well And Makes A Great Pet
  • Naturally Occurring Out Of Tanzania In Central Africa
  • With Proper Care And Setup They Can Live 25+ Years In Captivity 



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