Gila Monster Husbandry

Gila monster woodcut, 1879
Gila monsters make easy and undemanding captives.

Gila monsters are relatively simple to maintain in captivity if a few basic requirements are met. Many of these requirements are shared by many other easy to keep reptile species. Although Gila monsters are highly specialized creatures, many of their adaptations make them easy and undemanding captives.

In this section we'll cover the basics of how to keep Gila monsters in captivity.