Monitors, Tegus, and Related Lizards: Everything about Selection, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, Breeding, and Behavior
Monitors originate in Asia, Africa, Australia, and Indonesia, and come in many varieties, including the world's largest and some of its smallest lizards. Here is advice on caging and care of its various kinds, including the Savanna Monitor, the White-Throated Monitor, Blue-Tailed, Ridge-Tailed, and many others. Also featured is a general introduction to this reptilian family, a checklist of monitors found around the world, a glossary, and a bibliography.
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