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Are There Komodo Dragons in California?

Are There Komodo Dragons in California?

California, famous for its diverse wildlife, is home to all sorts of animals, from grizzly bears to desert tortoises. But one critter you won’t stumble upon in the wild here is the Komodo dragon. These guys are the biggest lizards globally and hail from Indonesia, a pretty far-off place from the U.S. They mostly hang out on islands like Komodo and Flores and aren’t found anywhere in the Americas. Even… Read More »Are There Komodo Dragons in California?

Tegu with the flag of Florida

Are Tegus Legal in Florida?

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As of 2022, it is illegal to keep Tegu lizards a pet in Florida. Tegu have become an invasive species and there are strict restrictions on the transportation, owning, selling and breeding of these animals in the state.

Tegus in Canada

Are Tegus Legal in Canada?

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Good news for reptile enthusiasts in Canada: Tegu lizards are generally allowed pets. Unlike Monitor lizards which are banned in much of the country, Tegus are completely legal to own. This is because even though tegus are grow quite large as adults, they do not exceed the maximum size of 2 metres and unlike monitors, they are not venomous. All most common species of Tegus in the pet trade meet… Read More »Are Tegus Legal in Canada?

Quince Monitor / Yellow Monitor

Quince Monitor Care Sheet

The Quince Monitor aka Yellow Monitor (Varanus melinus), is a medium-sized species of monitor lizard native to Southeast Asia. Known for their vibrant coloration and active behavior, they are a popular choice among reptile enthusiasts. In the wild, Quince Monitors inhabit the tropical rainforests and swamps of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. They are semi-aquatic creatures and are often found near bodies of water. Quince Monitor Info Physical Characteristics… Read More »Quince Monitor Care Sheet