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Facts and Fiction about Savannah Monitor Lizards Print E-mail

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Five Facts about Savannah Monitors

1. It is estimated that 90% of savannah montor lizards do not survive their first year of captivity.

2. The USA is by far the biggest importer of savannah monitors

3. Savannah monitor lizards are one of the commonest dumped/unwanted lizard pets according to animal rescue centers

4. It is estimated that less than 0.003% of the savannah monitors exported into the USA reproduced in captivity

5. Savannah monitor lizards are all wild caught, either as babies, eggs or as gravid adult females

 

Five Myths about Savannah Monitors

1. Wild savannah monitors are highly opportunistic scavengers a bit like vultures

2. Savannah monitors come from dry places

3. Savannah monitors are undemanding in captivity

4. Savannah monitors are hardy and easy to keep

5. Savannah monitors are ideal for beginners

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