: From what I understand there toxins come out of there molars(back teeth) I would probably handle one like I would a small monitor.. Maybe a pr. of gloves would do to keep you safe from a bite. (drseward.com) Zane
i am an experienced reptile keeper that would like to get into gilas and was wondering how dangerous they truly are. i know that they are venomous but are the front fanged or rear fanged. also do you need to where protection when handling or are the safe if they are cb and tame. also what are some good links or books where i can find current and accurate info on gilas. thanks in advance.