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October 10, 2008

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Sprokett, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sprokett
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Savanna Monitor Lizard
Home: Vermont, USA
 
   Sprokett is almost three feet long at about eight pounds. I adopted him newly hatched at six inches long when he fit in my hand! He eats a variety of foods from mice and rats to ground duck and boiled eggs. He's a spoiled baby, and still a baby. Sprokett, with good care, can live to be twenty years old! Savanna Monitors can grow to around four feet in length and are cousins to the Komodo Dragon. Monitors are one of the only lizard breeds to have forked tongues like snakes. Having a forked tongue helps him taste the air when searching for food. Sprokett loves to walk around on a harness in the grass outside when the weather is nice. He also loves to take warm baths in the tub!

    Sometimes Sprokett can have a bit of a temper, but most of the time he's pretty relaxed and just wants to bask, eat, sleep, and explore. Being as silly as he is, sometimes he will fall asleep in the weirdest positions such as face first into his food bowl or half standing propped up in the corner of his tank.

    More recently he has become quite the snuggler when I take him out for exercise, nuzzling his head into my hair and sleeping on my shoulder. Sprokett is a wonderful pet being a large lizard, and I look forward to the years to come as we grow old together.

Sprokett, the Pet of the Day

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