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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: Pet lizard goes on diet to attract mate

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 11 2019   /  01:12 am

People are not the only ones who may be concerned about getting into shape to meet a potential partner, as it also seems to be the aim of lizards who hope to meet their mates.

The owner of a 1.9-meter lizard named Momon, who grabbed the attention of many during Car Free Day in Central Jakarta on Sunday, said he recently started rationing Momon’s daily food intake to only 1.5 kilograms of chicken every four days because he needed to lose weight to be able to mate with a female lizard.

“He eats 1.5 kg every four days because he is on a diet. He used to eat more than 2 kg of chicken; that’s why he got so long and big like this,” the owner, Dais, said Sunday as quoted by He said he put Momon on a diet because he wanted to mate him with a female of his species.

“I want to release him once he reproduces. I tried to mate him with some female lizards b...