Bosc Monitor Care Sheet. The Bosc or Savannah Monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) is a large species of monitor lizard native to Africa. The Bosc Monitor. A proper Savannah Monitor diet would consist of Roaches, Crickets, Night Crawlers (Large earth worms) Mice, Rats, Snails, Garden slugs, Superworms and . Care Sheet – Bosc Monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) by john_gamesby in Types > Instruction manuals.

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UV is more important for animals with slightly poor diets. Breeding Breeding boscs in captivity is rare and not a subject I have much information about.

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Provide young monitors with small live trees, branches or other objects that offer climbing opportunities. Normal household humidities are perfectly acceptable for bosc monitors, with no additional spraying generally being required.

It is possible to raise a very tractable Savannah Monitor that will behave itself for you, but you must build trust gradually and never force yourself on the animal. What this means is the poor lizard is so terrifiedit is trying to pretend you are not there. How to ventilate, heat and light the terrarium should be your next concern. Find Us On facebook.

It should be dry in the vivarium, or slightly humid. After the initial four weeks handling may begin slowly. Logs are great for your bosc to climb and bask on, as are rocks but be sure to make sure they don’t exceed temperaturs of F as any higher will burn your reptile.


Avoid aquaria; they have ventilation only at the top. This means providing light in just one area of the enclosure, while also providing hides and artificial plants, where your bosc monitor can retire if desirable.

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It is a common choice for the monitor owner and is sometimes a good first monitor. Due cafe the excessive size it may be necessary to build your own vivarium as your monitor reaches maturity and process that can take just yearsor to order an over-sized vivarium from a specialist tank builder.

Reptiles have adapted to living with strong UV radiation from above. After all, if the seller were to inform the buyers that the “cheap” lizard they were about to purchase was going to need a cage the size of a room with shet a ton of dirt in the bottom, it was going to eat several thousand dollars worth of food and may never become “dog tame” they would not sell sheef many of them.

5 Tips For Keeping The Savannah Monitor

Robert Sprackland earned his Ph. The preferred substrate of many advanced keepers is a mixture of soil and sand. The best insects to use are locusts. If in doubt, ask the owner if he still has sbeet with the breeder and ask if you can have the details yourself. The key is in the burrowing capacity of monitors.

Dyed woodchips I would also avoid acre it can dye your reptiles’ skin. Note that both heat lamps and ceramic heaters can get very hot indeed.


Creativity is essential for excellent monitor keeping. As a result, a beautifully-landscaped carf may not stay so for very long. Handling and taming your bosc Bosc monitors are known to monitpr a first monitor, but shouldn’t be seen as an ideal first reptile.

Be certain that the compost you choose cre not have any nasty chemicals added to it, such as the artificial fertilizer granules found in some brands. Hailing from Eastern and Northern Africa, the bosc monitor is capable of growing up to five feet cm in length, though in reality most specimens top out at a more modest three to four feet in length cm. This is heartbreaking and tragic. Alternatively ceramic heaters may be used. Ask a respected dealer for information.

Pictures of her own bosc monitor will be added soon. In our struggling economy; that is not going to be a popular move, so they often nearly always distort the truth and will tell you whatever you want to hear, just so they can collect your money.

This can easily be monitored using a hygrometer. Never allow your vivarium to remain overly humid.