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Varanus varius

Lace Monitor

Scientific Name: Varanus varius

Best Substrate for a Lace Monitor ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Lace Monitor Bedding


Lace Monitors, scientifically known as Varanus varius, are one of Australia's largest and most impressive lizards, capable of reaching lengths of over 6.5 feet. They are known for their striking appearance, with dark, sleek bodies adorned with white or yellow banding, giving them a distinctive and ornate look. Lace Monitors are highly arboreal, spending a significant amount of time in trees where they search for food, bask in the sun, and escape from predators. Their sharp claws and strong limbs make them adept climbers, and their long tails provide balance and can be used defensively to ward off threats.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Lace Monitors is their varied diet and hunting strategies. These opportunistic predators feed on a wide range of prey, including insects, small mammals, birds, eggs, and carrion. They have a keen sense of smell, which they use to locate food, often raiding bird nests for eggs and chicks. Lace Monitors have also been known to scavenge from human settlements, displaying a remarkable ability to adapt to different environments. During the breeding season, females lay their eggs in termite mounds, taking advantage of the constant temperature and humidity provided by the termites' activity, which ensures optimal incubation conditions. This unique reproductive strategy highlights the Lace Monitor's adaptability and resourcefulness in the wild.

Why ReptiChip?


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

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

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Common Lace Monitor Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your lace 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 lace 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 lace monitor.

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