posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 07:23 PM
From the source provided above..."Savannahs will eat gut loaded insects such as crickets, roaches, and earthworms along with appropriately sized
rodents. Pinky mice, fuzzies, adult mice, and various sized rats are the usual fare in captivity. Calcium powder should be dusted onto insects and
young rodents that don't have good bone density. A low fat, high quality (grain-free) canned dog or monitor food can be fed only occasionally as too
much protein can lead to disease like gout."
"A basking temperature of 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit should be provided along with a temperature gradient down to 85 in the day and as low as 75 at
night. Ceramic heat emitters are best for achieving night time temperatures instead of lights.
UVB lighting is necessary for almost all lizards. A high percentage UVB output bulb (8-10%) should be on for a 10-12 hour cycle daily to mimic the
sun. These bulbs should be changed every 6 months, even if the light doesn't burn out, since the invisible UVB rays expire. Diseases such as
metabolic bone disease will occur without appropriate UVB rays."
It is extremely important to pay attention to all its' needs. An exotic pet is a big responsibility. These lizards have special requirements of heat,
light, large environment, proper foods etc.