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Goatsby’s Place, home of the Gila monster!

Join us in exploring the fascinating world of the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)

Natural History

Learn about the natural history of one of the world’s only venomous lizards.

Captive Care

Responsible captive care information based on over twenty years of living with amazing Gila monsters.

Captive Breeding

Breeding and captive propagation information available here based on personal success and info available.

Recent Posts

Gila monster YouTube video now up!

Kicking off the 2022 Gila monster breeding season seemed like a time to start our YouTube videos. We plan on documenting the entire breeding season, from warm up to hatching babies, to help expand the knowledge of breeding Gila monsters in captivity. Check it out here and let us know what you think!

2022 Gila monster season: Engage!

Our 2022 Gila monster breeding season is about to kick into high gear. Our group (or lounge of Gilas as it’s known) of adults will be coming out of brumation soon and the captive breeding season begins. But all’s not been quite as our monsters sleep here at Goatsby’s Place, quite to the contrary as … Continue reading 2022 Gila monster season: Engage!

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