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Varanus macraei

Blue Tree Monitor

Scientific Name: Varanus macraei

Best substrate for Blue Tree Monitor Varanus macraei Reptichip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Blue Tree Monitor Bedding


Blue Tree Monitors, scientifically known as *Varanus macraei*, are a striking species of monitor lizard native to the island of Batanta in Indonesia. They are renowned for their vivid blue and black coloration, which makes them one of the most visually stunning lizards in the world. This unique coloration not only serves as camouflage in their forested habitat but also as a display during social interactions. Blue Tree Monitors are highly arboreal, spending most of their time in the trees where their long, prehensile tails and sharp claws allow them to navigate effortlessly through the canopy. Their tails, which can be as long as their bodies, provide balance and grip, making them adept climbers.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Blue Tree Monitors is their complex social behavior and intelligence. Unlike many reptile species that are solitary, these monitors can often be observed in small groups, exhibiting a range of social interactions. They are known for their problem-solving abilities and have been seen using tools and exhibiting behaviors that suggest a high level of cognitive function. In the wild, their diet consists mainly of insects, small mammals, birds, and eggs, which they hunt with agility and precision. In captivity, they require a varied diet and an enriched environment to stimulate their natural behaviors. Their striking appearance, combined with their intelligence and unique social behaviors, makes Blue Tree Monitors a fascinating subject for both herpetologists and reptile enthusiasts.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by blue tree monitor lovers, for blue tree 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 blue tree monitor bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate blue tree monitor bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Blue Tree Monitor Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your blue tree 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 blue tree 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 blue tree monitor.

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