Exotic Pets - Savannah Monitor - as part of the series on pets and animals by GeoBeats.
This guy is a Savannah Monitor. He is native to Africa. These guys are very popular in the pet trade. These guys normally get about three and a half to almost four feet in length. This is a male. Their care is really simple. You want a cage big enough to accommodate their size. You also want to keep a basking spot of about 95 to 105 degrees for them.
You want a good size water bowl, a hiding spot. They are most terrestrial. They are not really big climbers. This guy eats things like mice. You can do insects, roaches, worms. In the wild, they do eat other things like lizards, small mammals. They have got a great temperament.