The stripe-tailed monitor is a miniature
monster. Specimens typically exhibit tan/grey background
colouration which helps them blend in with their surroundings.
They exhibit dark brown spots throughout their dorsal region
and have a longitudinally striped tail for which they get
their name. This moderately arboreal goanna reaches a maximum
size of 12 cm SVL with males being slightly larger than
Stripe-tailed monitors are hardy captives, but require many
tight hiding places in their enclosure to feel comfortable.
They feed primarily on small invertebrates, but may benefit
from the odd rodent or gecko snack. Caud's are truly exciting
to work with because of their tenacious nature and microscopic
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