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Varanus doreanus

Blue-tailed Monitor

Scientific Name: Varanus doreanus

Best substrate for a Blue-tailed Monitor Varanus doreanus ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Blue-tailed Monitor Bedding


Blue-tailed Monitor (Varanus doreanus) can be found throughout New Guinea, New Britain, the Bismarck Archipelago, Biak, Salawati, and Waigeo. The blue-tailed monitor is also found on mainland Australia on the tip of the Cape York Peninsula. It inhabits rainforest areas, dry streambeds, and riparian zones. In the wild, Blue-tailed Monitors are highly adaptable predators, feeding on a diverse diet that includes small mammals, birds, insects, fish, and even carrion. Their sharp teeth and powerful jaws allow them to efficiently capture and consume their prey. These monitors are also known for their intelligence and problem-solving abilities. They can quickly learn to associate their keeper with food and may even recognize their caretaker over time. Blue-tailed monitors are not typically aggressive towards humans but can become defensive if threatened or cornered, using their agility to flee or their strong tail to defend themselves.

In captivity, providing a spacious enclosure with plenty of climbing opportunities, hiding places, and a large water feature mimicking their natural habitat is essential for their well-being. They require a warm and humid environment to thrive, with basking spots under heat lamps and UVB lighting to support their metabolism and calcium absorption. Due to their active nature, Blue-tailed monitors need regular mental stimulation and enrichment activities, such as hiding food items or providing novel objects to investigate. With proper care and attention to their specific needs, these monitors can live for 10-15 years or more in captivity, making them a rewarding but demanding species to keep for dedicated reptile enthusiasts.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by blue-tailed monitor lovers, for blue-tailed monitor lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect blue-tailed monitor bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate blue-tailed monitor bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

Not Convinced?

Common Blue-tailed Monitor Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your blue-tailed monitor by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your blue-tailed monitor .

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your blue-tailed monitor .

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your blue-tailed monitor . It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your blue-tailed monitor .