Baby Argus Monitor For Sale
The Argus Monitor For Sale is endemic to the Papuan island, both Indonesia and New Guinea, along the southern coastal and lowland interior ranges. It is often found in savannah grasslands, riparian habitats, woodlands, coastal regions and floodplains. It is a mostly terrestrial lizard that digs burrows. It will sometimes climb and may use tree hollows to some degree, but adult argus monitor lizard for sale are clumsy climbers compared to other argus monitors for sale species more adapted to arboreal lifestyles. It is a decent swimmer and will often hunt in shallow floodplains, ponds and waterways. An Argus monitor’s front limbs are very powerful and large for efficient digging. Capable of running at high speeds, an Argus will often lift its front legs off the ground while fleeing danger, using the tail as a balance much like a gigantic basilisk or frilled lizard. Another impressive trait is its ability to stand erect – to “tripod” up on its hind legs and tail – allowing it to survey the landscape from a higher vantage point. Captive argus monitor crack reddit for sale will often display this interesting behavior, and it’s fascinating to witness. Hatchling Argus monitors generally measure 10 to 12 inches in total length and are more brilliantly colored and patterned than the adults. They exhibit an off-white, yellow or yellow-green background coloration with a dark brown to black dorsum and yellow ocelli forming transverse bands. Reddish-brown and/or gray markings may appear dorsally. The tail is always ringed with dark brown transverse bands that extend to its tip. Some of the Australian V. p. panoptes and V. p. rubidus localities will have a pure yellow tail tip on the distal third while others do not, but all specimens of V. p. horni that I have observed always have banding to the tip of the tail. A proper temperature gradient is the key to successfully keeping many reptiles, including Argus monitors. An air-temperature gradient of 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit on the cool side of the cage with a gradual rise to 95 to 100 degrees on the warm side works well for them. There isn’t much Argus monitors will not eat. If they’re offered food that is animal or meat in origin, they’ll eat it. Juveniles will eat most any insect prey and frozen/thawed pink or fuzzy mice. Crickets are a great staple food item and readily available commercially. Gut-load feeder insects with nutritious vegetables and dust them with a good-quality calcium and mineral supplement a couple times per week. I like Sticky Tongue Farms’ Miner-All Indoor; the ingredients are sound, and the powder is fine and sticks to the insects without caking on them like flour on a chicken breast.