Monitors are generally large lizards that require custom made enclosures.
Bosc MonitorVaranus exanthematicus
Bosc monitors are a great starter Monitor Lizard, if given the regular attention it needs it can become a very tame lizard.
Asian Water MonitorVaranus salvator
The Asian Water Monitor occurs throughout much of southern Asia, from India in the west to the Philippines and the Indo-Australian islands in the east. They can grow up to 3 meters, but average out at 1.5 meters.
Freckled MonitorVaranus tristis orientalis
The freckled Monitor is samll to medium sized reaching an adult length of 50 to 60cm. They require a semi tropical enclosure with access to climbing.
Nile MonitorVaranus niloticus
The Nile Monitor is a hardy species to keep in captivity, but these can grow large. They can reach sizes of 7 feet, however tend to average out at 4.5 to 5.5 feet.
Ridge Tailed MonitorVaranus acanthurus
The Ridge Tailed Monitor reaches an adult size of 70cm. They are found throughout the arid regions of Northern Australia.
Rough Neck MonitorVaranus rudicollis
The Rough Neck Monitor is a large lizard reaching up to 1.5 meters long. Being a tree climber in rainforests of Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
White Throat MonitorVaranus albigularis
The White Throat monitor reaches an adult length of up to 2 meters, making this the second longest monitor in Africa.