230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Nile Monitor

Nile monitors are popular with the large lizard lovers because of their swimming and tree-climbing abilities and sheer beauty. They can thrive in captivity but aren’t always the friendliest pets.

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Other Animal Facts


Central and southern Africa


Black or brown color with rows of yellow spots


Needs a basking spot of 120°F, and ambient temperatures in the 80s


Can be somewhat tamed with regular handling, but take care around children or other pets as they can be both strong and aggressive.


Eats feeder insets when young, and mice and rats as an adult.


Adults need a custom enclosure of about 12 feet as they like to climb, swim, and run.

Size & Lifespan

Adults are 6-9 feet in length. Can live 10-20 years.