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In the wild, Monitors are quite aggressive.
They know their size and they use it to their advantage,
whether it be for intimidating prey or scaring off predators.
When a Monitor lizard is angry, it
will whip its tail around in an attempt to hit its target.
If you are hit by a swinging tail, it will most likely
cause bad bruising. A lot of force and the monitors
natural strength is utilized when swinging their tails.
Your monitor may also attempt to bite.
You must be extra careful around their mouths as a bite
from a monitor will most likely require a visit to the
hospital for stitches.
Monitors in captivity may still have their wild side
in them, but with proper care and handling, Monitors
can be trained. In some cases, Monitors
have been seen trained to the level of a dog, with some
even listening to commands. It is not uncommon for your
Monitor to get tamer with age as well.