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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A roach colony is a cheap investment, easy to maintain and they breed like sueet. Like many other monitor lizards, it seems that bosc monitors often appreciate a nice soak in their water bowl. Although not necessary, it is recommended to offer exposure to ReptiSun 2. Monitors in captivity can become bored.

5 Tips For Keeping The Savannah Monitor

This could prevent montor from dug out foundations and falling branches from above. The heat from the basking site must not permeate the montor enclosure. Even better try making it exercise for its food. Cooked or boiled eggs, fish pieces, earth worms, roaches, giant or super meal worms, and other insects should be added to the diet.

There are many methods for taming a bosc. Juveniles should be fed mice twice a week. There are also larger monitors avilable but these are for the experienced monitor owner. Savannah monitors have a broader rounder snout with forked tongues that are deeply grooved.

The absolute minimum required to provide a bocs home include the following five topics. They love having people to look at outside their enclosures and mine enjoys looking at the cats!


Many different feeding routines and diets have been used with varying levels of success the best suited to this set-up will be explained below.

There has been much debate lately about the proper temperatures to keep a monitor. How to ventilate, heat and light the terrarium should be your next concern.

The minimum size should be 6ft x 3 x 2 but the larger the better. Some monitors get extremely large and you must remember all the dangers that go with keeping one of these impressive animals. Humidity can be maintained with large water bowls or bins, misting systems, foggers, humidifiers in large enclosures, and spraying the enclosure times a day.

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It can cause digestive or shedding problems. Not all reptiles enjoy the outdoors but it can be nice for them if they enjoy it. Eventually your monitor will stop showign interest in crickets but try to feed for exercise and entertainment.

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Bosc monitors are large, powerful lizards capable of digging and climbing. I favor keeping young savannah monitors in terraria measuring about 36 inches long, 24 inches wide and 15 to 20 inches tall. A terrarium needs a basking spot heated to the high monltor of what the monitor can tolerate. Ambient temperatures can easily be maintained utilizing under tank heaters, heat cable only on the outside of the enclosureheat tape, heat bulbs, ceramic heat emitters, and heat emitting panels.


Savannah Monitor Care

Even if the visible light appears bright, the UV portion invisible to our eyes drops away over a period of months. Crickets, dubia roaches, giant meal worms, and earth worms should make up the bulk monjtor the diet. However, the vast majority of keepers do not provide the correct housing for their captive lizards and the resulting health issues are often blamed on the rodent diet, when in fact improper husbandry that brought on the failure in the animal’s health.

They should be fed daily.

Remember – you bosc may look like he’s hungry but this species is a reday eater and will happily eat whatever it can until it can no longer eat any more. If you are concerned, lower the amount you feed or consult your reptile vet. All heat sources should ideally be kept on a thermostat that allows for proper gradients while offering piece of mind to owners as well.

Normal household humidities are perfectly acceptable for bosc monitors, with no additional spraying generally being required. Savannah Monitors are very intelligent animals, they require stimulation, mobitor inside four walls with nothing to do is comparable to solitary confinement in prison, They NEED space, they NEED dirt to dig burrows in.