Varanus tristis orientalis (Freckled Tree Monitor)

The Freckled monitor ( varanus tristis orientalis ) is a smaller monitor lizard, mainly found along eastern Australia.

This monitor loves the confines of hollow logs and loosened tree bark, you will often see them gripping to the sides of trees basking and looking for prey.

In captivity a suitable enclosure would favour height over length and consist of many hollowed logs and branches. You will also need to provide an adequate basking spot and access to a water source.

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.

Please contact us if you require any further information on these animals, as at ironbark pets we want to help you make the right informed choice when taking home one of our animals.

The locality of our Varnus tristis orientalis is Almaden QLD

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