Common Name: Ornate Monitor
Scientific Name: Varanus noliticus ornatus
Food: Crickets, mealworms and roaches for juveniles. Older monitors can be offered cooked eggs and ground turkey as well as the occasional rodent.
Native To: Eastern and Northern Africa
Maximum Length: 7 feet. Average is 5-6 feet
Life Span: Up to 20 years
Please Note: The weights and lengths of our animals may vary slightly
Similar to the Nile monitor with a couple subtle differences. Ornate monitors will have a pink tongue compared to the Niles blue-purplish tongue. Ornate's tend to get bulkier in size when compared to the more slender Nile. They are best suited for an advanced reptile keeper. They are known for being temperamental and require large living spaces.
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