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Varanus exanthematicus

Savannah Monitor

Scientific Name: Varanus exanthematicus

Best substrate for a Savannah Monitor Varanus exanthematicus ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Savannah Monitor Bedding


The Savannah Monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) is a striking lizard known for its robust build and distinctive markings. Native to the savannas and grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa, these monitors are among the largest lizard species on the continent, with adults reaching lengths of up to 3.5-4 feet. They exhibit a fascinating array of behaviors, including burrowing to escape extreme temperatures and predators. Savannah Monitors are opportunistic feeders, consuming a varied diet that includes insects, small mammals, birds, eggs, and occasionally vegetation. Their sharp claws and powerful jaws aid in digging and consuming prey.

In the wild, Savannah Monitors are solitary creatures, except during breeding season or when juveniles remain with their mothers for a period after hatching. They are proficient climbers and adept swimmers, using these skills to escape threats or explore their surroundings. In captivity, they require large enclosures with ample space to move and climb. Despite their intimidating appearance, many Savannah Monitors can become relatively tame with regular, gentle handling from an early age. However, they may display defensive behaviors if they feel threatened. Their keen sense of smell and excellent vision aid in hunting and navigating their environment, making them formidable predators in their natural habitat.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by savannah monitor lovers, for savannah monitor lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect savannah monitor bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate savannah monitor bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Savannah Monitor Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your savannah monitor by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your savannah monitor.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your savannah monitor.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your savannah monitor. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your savannah monitor.