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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.

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Better together

With the discovery that hatchling Gila monsters over winter in their nest, I wanted to perform my own non-scientific social study of hatchling Gilas. Normally baby Gila monsters are reared on their own in solitary containers to facilitate easier feeding and maintenance, but this year I housed two siblings to see how they would be … Continue reading Better together

Great Gila article on Slate.com

I always look for all things Gila on the internet and come across this fun and well-written article on Slate.com of all places. Enjoy! Don’t Call It a Monster But be very cautious around the venomous, determined, lumbering Gila monster. https://slate.com/technology/2013/04/gila-monster-revolting-creature-the-large-venomous-lizard-of-the-u-s-southwest.html?fbclid=IwAR2U9cLhGrm-nB9LsJNj-73i_tngA3ICwdtyPPRf-d2qjPOwkviCt-z4sKQ Constance CaseyApril 26, 20138:00 AM We’re the ones with language, so we have the … Continue reading Great Gila article on Slate.com

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