Diet: They have a wide variety of diet.
Most if not all should be offered on a weekly basis.
They will accept but not restricted to: Chicken
Hearts, Feeder Gold Fish, Crickets, Snails, Meal/
King Worms, Shrimp. Always make sure to dust the
food items in multi-vitamines.
Adult size: As adults, they will reach upto
6 feet long.
Due to the fact that this specie of monitor gets
quite large, this species is not for a beginner.
They are one of the more aggressive species, though
can be tamed down in time. All of our monitors are
1- 1 1/2 feet long. They tend to grow quite fast
to two feet long, after which point it will take
many years for them to reach their full size. For
a start, it is recommended to provide a 20 Gallon
tank. They have to be offered a UVB and a Heat light.
Black Neck Monitor's digestive system is very strong
and will even digest bone.
Often when they are being moved in to a new home,
they loose much of their digestive fluid, thus will
regurgitate every time they are offered food. In
this case, they need electrolytes, which can be
found in Gatorade. Usually 10 CC at a time, 3 times
a day will help them restore their digestive fluids.