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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 1.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 08/15/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Monitors

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Dirtbikenave

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Savanna monitor

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Once they get sexually mature you can get them probed.

The males have large bulges at the base of the tail.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

8-14 inches of dirt from your backyard is great and can hold a burrow very well.

A water bowl that the monitor can fit in is needed so that the animal can soak in the water.

Lighting and UVB:

UVB is not necessary but can be used.

24/7 lighting of the heat lamp is what

Temperatures and Humidity:

The hot side needs to be in the mid 90’s.
The cool side needs to be in the mid 70’s.
The heat radiant needs to be in the mid 80’s.
The basking spot needs to be 120-130.

Also the humidity can range from 40% to 60% with 55% being the best.

Heating and Equipment:

A heat lamp is needed to get the basking spot.
Also a heat pad can be used to up the basking spot temperature.

Caging Provided:

I have mine in a 40 breeder but he is only 9 inches

They will need a cage that you can probably not find at a pet store so you will have to make your own when the time comes in about a 8 months to a year but at the time they will still need larger cages.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Mice should be the staple. Also insects should be fed to hatchlings. Also when they get larger they can be fed chicks every now and then.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

The calcium supplements should be applied to the insects.

Maintenance:

The water should be changed every day!!!!

Some Words on this Species:

This is an amazing animal that when properly cared for and loved will learn to trust you and you and your animal will grow a mutual bond.
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