Varanus storri

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Varanus storri.

Common name:   Storr`s monitor.

Subgenus:            Odatria.

Described:            1966 Mertens.

Storri is one of the smaller species in the Odatria genus. They can normally reach a length of up to 30-40cm 


Cage.

Storri can be kept in a 100x50x60cm ( length X wide X high ) cage.

 As other monitors they are active during the day, and will use all the space avaible to them. So it is important to give them as much usable surface as possible. That can be achieved with fake rockwalls and cork tubes.

 I like to use a sandy soil for mystorri´s, but not types like beach sand that is very loose when dry and makes it harder fo the animals to move. A sand / gravel mix works well as long as the gravel size is not too big. A deep substrate i a good idea as it gives the female plenty of opportunities for a good nest site.


Light / heat.

 LED tubes are used as main light.

UV is provided by a single UV tube with a reflector.

 As basking light we use nornal halogen spot bulbs.


 The daytime temperature inside the cage is 28-32c.

Basking area should be around 45-50c.


Food.

Storri is mainly insectivore lixards, and our diet for them is made up by the following: crickets, wax worms, grasshoppers, superworms and red runners.


Other info.

 Storri´s can be kept as pairs all year round ( i personally dont keep storri as groups). They do have a bad reputation for being aggressive towards each other, but it is not something we have ever witnessed with any of our pairs.

Female.