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Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor

Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.

Savannah Monitor

Savannah Monitor

This most commonly owned pet Monitor Lizard is known for its prehistoric looks and puppy dog-like personaility. However, that docile tempermant comes from consistent interaction and bonding with their pet parent(s). They are also a popular choice because they stay much smaller than other Monitor Lizards, reaching only 2.5 to 3 feet in total length, which makes them and the space they require much more managable.

Savannah Monitors can be kept in a 20-gallon or 40-gallon terrariums as juveniles, but they will eventually grow out of those and require larger housing. Their diet should be varied between a wide variety of insects and frozen/thawed rodents. Savannah Monitors love to soak in water and are also big drinkers, so be sure to provide a water bowl large enough for them to soak in. Remember that regular interaction with juveniles make for social and well-mannered adults.

Savannah Monitor

Available for sale in Petco stores.

Native To: Africa

Adult Size: 2.5-3'

Temperature: 80-90°F; basking up to 110°F

Care Level: Intermediate

Scientific Name: Varanus exanthemticus

Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)

Life Span: 10+ years

Eats: Crickets, mealworms, superworms and frozen/thawed rodents.



  • The Savannah Monitor's head can turn in all directions and it has a blue snake-like tongue.



SKU: 110973

Savannah Monitor
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