Savannah Monitor, The Best Pet Lizard?

The savannah monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) is one of the coolest animals on planet Earth, but does that make it a good pet? Clint examines the savannah monitor to determine if it is a good pet reptile for most reptiles keepers.


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2:06 Savannah Monitors get an overall score of 1.8 out of 5.

2:16 Score criteria: Handleability, Care, Hardiness, Availability, Upfront Costs.

2:31 Handleability: How well does a Savannah Monitor do with handling?

5:25 Care: What is involved with caring for Savannah Monitors?

9:30 Hardiness: How hardy are Savannah Monitors?

10:32 Availability: How easy is it to obtain a Savannah Monitor?

12:10 Upfront Costs: How much does it cost to get setup with a Savannah Monitor?

13:36 Conclusion: Savannah Monitors are great and deserve an overall score of 1.8.

15:15 Bloopers, out-takes, silliness.