miniature monitor is full of attitude and personality. Their
colouration can range from brownish-gray to brilliant red
complimented by unique markings. Native to Australia it
inhabits inland areas off the northern coast. Storr's goannas
are primarily terrestrial preferring dry rocky scrubland
where they live in colonies. As adults, they can reach a
size of 30 cm TL, but average 16 cm SVL.
Storr's monitors thrive in captivity and have proven to
be one of the hardiest species I have worked with. They
are mainly insectivorous, but will accept pinkie mice on
occasion. Storr's monitors are notorious for displaying
intraspecific aggression that could lead to injury or even
death. Although it may be difficult to assemble a compatible
colony of V. storri for breeding, once this is accomplished
the rewards are well worth the effort.
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