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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Dyed woodchips I would also avoid as it can dye your reptiles’ skin.

This would be lethal if they meant the air temperature. The terrarium should have a conventional thermometer for checking air temperature, and serious keepers also obtain a laser temperature gun, which projects a thin beam of light onto a surface, such as soil or a rock, and displays the temperature on a screen.

This could prevent crushing from dug out foundations and falling branches from above. A lot of monitors are very good climbers and diggers. cae


Under carw conditions your monitor will be able to choose their preferred area; warming up under their heat lamp and then going off to explore the cooler areas shete their cage once they have reached their optimum temperature. Then continue to feed, packing food end to end down their esophagus. This is why a thermal gradient is important.


Large soaking basins or twice weekly soaks in a kid pool or large rubber maid offers enrichment and another way to exercise Savannahs. The Bearded Dragon Manual. Facts you should know.

Make sure that all enclosures are sturdy and escape proof. The bosc is commonly found in Western Africa – typically Ghana or Togo. Feed insects as often as you possibly can, mario worms and adults locusts are my juvenile boscs favourites.

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Dog food, Cat food, Canned anything! If your animal is hungry it will eat immediately, if it does; continue to put a couple of insect in every time caare finishes. Hailing from the arid regions of Northern and Eastern Africa, bosc monitors may be found across a wide range, including Ghana, Senegal and Ethiopia.

Avoid putting your Monitor in with any other animals. It is highly recommended to offer an enclosure that is roughly feet long, feet wide, and feet tall for adults. A soak in a large bin or tub twice a week will give monitors plenty of exercise and naturalistic enrichment.

There are a few simple things to look out for. Bosc monitors are large, powerful lizards capable of digging and climbing. On colder days, the thermostat can gently increase the power of the bulb to maintain a suitable environment, while on hotter days it will be automatically turned down to prevent overheating.

They require alot of time and attention but make a great pet when cared for properly. A roach colony is a cheap investment, easy to maintain and they breed like crazy.


Although not necessary, it is recommended to offer exposure to ReptiSun 2. There are various methods and recipes for feeding monitors and commercial diets are an easy option for most keepers. It is a common choice for the monitor owner and is sometimes a good first monitor. A sign of obesity often occurs in the tail first when it begins to look fatty. The heat from the basking site must not permeate the entire enclosure.

Page 1 sur 1. Breeding Breeding boscs in captivity is rare and not a subject I have much information about.

Many Monitors are not naturally friendly; they are in fact quite shy animals that get very scared when backed into a corner. Without the provision of UV light, such lizards are unable to effectively metabolize calcium, which can lead to weak bones, swollen joints, paralysis particularly of the rear end and sometimes even death.

That cute little lizard from the pet store will one day grow up to become caree ferocious beast that could snap your family cat’s neck and swallow it whole. This page is a guide to beginning to understand the basic need and requirements of these unique and specialized lizards.