Red Ackie Monitors are beautiful and intelligent lizards. These lizards are very active and curious. They can become very tame with continued handling and by creating positive interactions (feeding, hand walking).
Ackies Monitors are found widely throughout most of Australia. They are found in arid dry regions or scrubland environments throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory, and parts of Queensland. Living near rocky outcroppings, they will retreat into crevices and puff up their bodies to wedge themselves between the rocks when frightened. They live in humid burrows, which are dug deep to escape the midday heat and control their hydration and temperature levels.