Ornate Monitor Questions

Discussion in 'Monitors & Tegus' started by BlueRocket, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. BlueRocket

    BlueRocket Embryo

    Hi, I've recently received an Ornate Monitor hatchling and have some questions for any experts. So, first, how much do Ornate's usually sleep? Mine keeps it's sleeping to a majority of the day and night, I have RARELY seen it bask. It usually wedges itself between the hide I've provided the side of the enclosure which is a temporary plastic tub for the first week while I get my 60 gallon tank ready. I did a lot of research before buying the animal of course, but found nothing about their sleeping habits.

    Another question I have is, if there are any ways to sex a baby monitor as early as a few weeks/a month old? Any help will be appreciated, and I'll be glad to accept any taming, or housing tips and help. Thanks.
     

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