Advert Description

Varanus brochyurus (yellows)
We have available babies Ackies/dwarf monitor species that are generally very inquisitive and friendly. They hatched on on 28/10/17

Being small they don't need the huge enclosures that the likes water monitors and Savannah monitors would need however they do require space and will use every single inch of a vivarium if given lots to climb on and areas to explore. 4x2x2 minimum.

Ackies grow to an average length of 24 – 28 inches with males usually being the larger.

Like most monitors can live a long time with average life spans of 15 to 20 years if properly housed and maintained.

4x2x2 or larger vivarium is recommended. It is best to give them height as well as a deep substrate to burrow

Since Ackies Monitors come from Australia they should be provided with a basking zone of around 120 degrees with the cooler side getting no lower than 75 degrees and no warmer than 85 degrees. This is critical since all reptiles are cold blooded and need to regulate their body temperatures by the temperatures of their environment. The best way to do this is by giving them as many areas of different temperatures as possible. Also since Ackies Monitors are basking lizards they needed UVB to make Vitamin D3 which helps with the absorption of Calcium, and if not given this it may lead to Metabolic Bone Disease(MBD)

They need lighting UVB that should be on for 12 hours a day.

A water bowl that is large enough it to soak in should be available, so that it has the option to do so if it wants.

Misting the cage once or twice a day will help keep the humidity levels up and aid in proper shedding and hydration

The bulk of their diet should be insects like Loctus, cocrouches, crickets but they will take pinkes and fuzzies as well as a little egg and occasionally ground turkey mince.
You are welcome to come and view our babies

Additional Information

Advert Type
Private Advert
ackie monitor
Current Age
3 months
CITES Article 10
No - this species does not require an Article 10 certificate