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Savannah Monitors need Heat and Humidity Print E-mail

ImageTo promote the idea that savannah monitor lizards are easy to care for, the pet trade favours books that claim that savannah monitor lizards are from dry places and can be kept in a simple box enclosure with a water bowl. But in fact savannah monitor lizards require much higher levels of humidity that are best provided by a deep substrate that will hold moisture and allow the animals to dig.

 

 

ImageThe Savannah Monitor Lizard - The truth about Varanus exanthematicus

At last! A book to answer all your questions about savannah monitor lizards!

by Daniel Bennett and Ravi Thakoordyal

This is the first book written by people who have studied savannah monitors in the wild and bred them in captivity. As a result our book is very different from its competitors. The husbandry information is excellent and the insights into the animals' ecology and natural history are unique. In fact we believe that this will rapidly make all other books about savannah monitors obsolete!

We think it is the best guide to keeping monitor lizards in captivity ever published!


Published January 2003. ISBN 0-95266329-5. 84 pages, 64 illustrations, 13 in colour. 8.5 x 5.5. inches, softbound. Printed on high quality gloss paper.

Ebook available now, only $5

Available here!

 
 

 

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The Butaan Project
The Butaan Project - Background and History
butaan2.jpgThe butaan was first described to science in 1845 from a juvenile specimen collected by Hugh Cuming. It was labelled only "Philippines". It was named Varanus grayi.  No other specimens came to light for over 120 years. In the 1970s Walter Auffenberg found another specimen with a location in Luzon, established that its correct scientific name was Varanus olivaceus, and undertook a 22 month study of the species based in Bicol. His study revealed that butaan occupy a unique ecological niche and have a lifestyle quite unlike any other monitor lizard. Auffenberg used local hunters with dogs to catch the animals. Of 126 butaan caught during his study, 116 animals were killed.
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