Ackie Monitor Setup

An ackie monitor is a lizard that is native to Australia – in the wild they share habitats with kangaroos and other monitor lizards. The main ackie monitors that are kept as pets are the red ackie and the yellow ackie. They are smaller and friendlier than other monitor lizard types. They like their cage or tank to be hot! Here’s how to create a good ackie monitor setup…

The cage should be about 4 feet long, 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall. The bottom of the cage should be covered with newspaper or paper towels. Place a water bowl in one corner of the cage. If you want, you can line the sides of the cage with some rocks or logs to make it look more natural. Keep the temperature at 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit during hot months and 70-75 degrees during cold months. Be sure to keep your ackie monitor clean!

An ackie monitor needs lots of sunlight. Place the cage in a sunny area of your house, such as a living room or kitchen. This will allow your lizard to get plenty of sunlight and vitamin D. Make sure that the cage is safe from children and pets!

Your ackie monitor should receive about 12 hours of light per day, so make sure to turn on the light for at least 12 hours per day. The best time for lighting is when you are awake, so if you wake up at 7:30am then turn on the light at 7:30am. At night (from 7:30pm to 7:30am) make sure that your monitor gets no light at all – otherwise it may get confused and try to hunt at night.

Ackie monitor lizards enjoy climbing, so you may want to place a few branches or logs in the cage. Be sure to clean them regularly though!

Ackie monitors are very active during the day, so give it a lot of things to climb on and explore.

If you want, you can decorate the cage with some fake plants or trees. Just make sure they are non-toxic!

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