Varanus mitchelli (Mitchell's Water Monitor)
The Mitchell’s water monitor ( varanus mitchelli ) is a small to medium monitor that can reach a total length of around 70cm. Distribution of these monitors stretches across the top half of Australia from the very border of Queensland across the northern territory and into the Kimberly.
Stunning in appearence they often have strong orange colours through their patterning and yellow throats.
They take refuge in hollows and under loose bark around a water source. In captivity these monitors are still quit uncommon and require an experienced keeper. If you wish to keep them you will need to provide a water source allowing them to fully submerge themselves, many hollow logs and a basking spot.
The ideal temperature setting for this species would be a gradient temperature of 28’c – 35’c and a basking temperature of 40’c – 70’c.
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