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Re: info on natural habitats of nile monitors, v. niloticus


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Posted by Herbert on December 24, 1999 at 08:13:48:

In Reply to: info on natural habitats of nile monitors, v. niloticus posted by Panik on January 01, 1999 at 12:59:07:


Nile monitor are a very aquatic species of monitor lizard. Much like the asian water monitor, the nile monitor's tail is adapted for swiming. They spend a large amount of their time in the wild swimming. catching fish, small birds, rodents and raiding crocodile nests are some of the ways this animal feeds.Nile monitors are the largest monitor lizards in their range. In the wild these animals DO NOT eat everyday and so that's why in captivity so many of them are overweight. feeding every other day as hatchlings and every three to four days as adults is adequate. I own a two foot nile monitor right now and he is growing rapidly. with proper nutrition and enough handling when small nile monitors can be quite hardy and will tolerate being handled when adults.




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