spiny tail monitor

Spiny tail monitors are one of our favourite lizards to keep, and a popular choice for the slightly more advanced keeper.

Originating from Australia the spiny tail monitor (varanus acanthurus) eats exclusively insects when in captivity, but in the wild they will eat smaller lizards and young marsupials.

Growing up to 70 cm they can live between 15 – 20 years and need to be fed daily. Here’s a video of some of our spiny tail monitors.

Spiny tail monitors are also known as “Ackies”. Here is a video of our spiny tail monitors / akies.

You can see a video of one of our spiny tail monitors here.

If you’ve got any questions on the spiny tail monitor in general or how to keep them feel free to drop into the shop which is located at 187 Old Chester Rd, Birkenhead CH42 3TB, give us a call now on 0151 645 6235 or use our contact form on our website.

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