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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.78    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 08/28/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Monitors

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Bayou Beasts

Years Experience:

Over 20 Years

Species:

Timor Monitor

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Sexing monitors is very difficult. They can be probed or poped BUT only if you know what you are doing. One way to tell the difference between the sexes is the males will have a hemipenial buldge at the base of the tail and the female tail will appear to be sunken or flat. Another sure way to tell is to observe them when the deficate or urinate as they will evert, the hemipen will appear as a tube with sent glands on the end all most looks like a midevil weapon. The females will display a short tube only. I have with a friend and alot of supervision had luck with putting a monitor that we were uncertin about in anothers enclosure, as both males and females will sent mark and evert while doing so.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

We provide our Timors with natural soil which was dug and sifted from outside. The soil should be moist and deep enough to hold a burrow but not swampy. A water bowl big enough to submerge the entire body should be provided and cleaned on a daily basis.

Lighting and UVB:

Every bulb that lights up throws off some uv light. We donít use pet store brand bulbs but rather use GE outdoor floods and spots. From a distance of 6-8 inches these bulbs (45-50 watt) will create a basking surface temp of 130-165 degrees which will give your monitor a great spot to burn off a meal and a good place to soak up some heat. I have run lights on cycles as alot of keeps do but now I run my lighting 24 hours a day and the animals suffer no adverse effects from this practice.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The basking spot should be between 130-145 degrees with an ambient temp of between 75-80 degrees, if the size of the enclosure allows you should place a hiding spot on the cooler side of the enclosure.. I keep my humidity about 50 percent but as I stated the soil they spend their time on and under is always moist.

Heating and Equipment:

The only heating equipment we use is the lighting.

Caging Provided:

Our pair has an enclosure that is 36x24x18. they have a canopy on the enclosure where the lighting is hooked up which raises the roof of the enclosure another 10 inches. They have 9-10 inches of soil a hiding place big enough for the pair to retreat to and turn around under comfortably and a big enough water bowl to soak.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Ours are fed a varied diet of crickets, roaches, day old quail, and hopper mice. Crickets, and roaches are fed daily, and the mixture of mice and quail are provided every other day or evry third day.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

The only suppliments we use are Pro biotics, and Miner-All.

Maintenance:

Change water daily and remove any excrement on a daily basis.

Some Words on this Species:

This species is GREAT if you are looking for a small to medium monitor species that is easy to care for.
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