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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 1.50    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 12/14/2008

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Monitors

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Jules Doucet

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Savannah and black throat monitor

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

peach throat, white throat, nile and asian water monitor........

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males will have bulges at the base of the tail however the females do to but the males have a hemipenes that points toward the outside of the lizard and the females have the same but go inwards.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use a paint tray for the water because they have there deep side and there shallow side if they just want to drink. For substrate I use a mixture of potting soil, play sand and pine shavings. it holds a great burrow.

Lighting and UVB:

I use a 150 watt flood light that gives off a lot of heat so they bask from the ground.

Temperatures and Humidity:

You should have the temperature around 130F and around 80 on the cool side.

Heating and Equipment:

You can use anything that can hold up to about 150 watts in the socket and don’t worry about them burning themselves all u have to do is keep it away from the ground.

Caging Provided:

When they are small you could use a 40 gallon tank and that would last you a while but as time goes on your gonna be needing a lot more cages because they grow fast. When they are full grown your gonna need about an 8x4 cage.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Fish, crickets, ground beef, ground turkey and mice.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

You can kill the mice and dust them with supplements with d3.

Maintenance:

Spot clean when sited and change water daily.

Some Words on this Species:

They are very interesting species and are lots of fun to take care of make sure u know what your getting into it is a long term commitment and if u do not handle them enough they get very aggressive so try to get one as a hatchling and not wild caught.
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