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Varanus jobiensis

Peach-throated Monitor

Scientific Name: Varanus jobiensis

Best substrate for a Peach-throated Monitor Varanus jobiensis ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Peach Throat Monitor Bedding


Peach Throat Monitors (Varanus jobiensis), also known as the Jobi monitors, are fascinating reptiles native to the tropical forests and coastal regions of Papua New Guinea. These monitors are known for their striking appearance, characterized by a peach-colored throat and intricate patterning that provides excellent camouflage in their natural habitat. They are medium-sized monitors, typically reaching lengths of up to 3-4 feet (1-1.2 meters) from head to tail. Unlike some other monitor species, Peach Throat Monitors are semi-arboreal, meaning they spend significant time both on the ground and in trees, using their strong limbs and sharp claws to climb with ease.

In the wild, Peach Throat 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. Peach Throat 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, Peach Throat 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 peach throat monitor lovers, for peach throat 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 peach throat monitor bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate peach throat monitor bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Peach Throat Monitor Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your peach throat 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 peach throat 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 peach throat monitor.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your peach throat 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 peach throat monitor.