REPTILES A third egg is also waiting to hatch
The keeping of emerald monitor lizards is subject to strict regulations. Drawing. — ElvisCZ/Pixabay
A couple of emerald monitor lizards gave birth at; two little ones, on Friday 18 and Monday, November 21, in a pet store in Beauvais (Oise). The birth of one of the little ones was also filmed in a video shared on Facebook. This is a “very rare” event,” the manager of the establishment at Courrier Picard.
The man who has a passion for reptiles had been raising two specimens for four years with a view to their reproduction. A laborious task for this type of animal. “The incubation lasts 190 days. The couple must agree and be compatible, and it is also necessary to succeed in trigger the mating period,” he explained.
However, tention is highly regulated. Monitor lizards must be microchipped and registered. IFAP (Identification of Protected Wildlife) in order to be traceable.
The sex of newborns can only be known after one year, the breeder must still wait to baptize them. Their parents have also laid a third egg which has yet to hatch.