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PissedSavOwner wrote at 2013-01-22 17:34:16
Monitors don't require UV lighting?! That's misinformation at the best and an attempt to cause disease in someone's pet! Savannah monitors DO require UVB lighting, just like humans. Savannah monitors require UVB lighting to process calcium. Without UVB lighting they developed metabolic bone disease which weakens their bones, causes their joints to swell and can kill them.


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I WILL DISMISS ANY/ALL MEDICAL RELATED QUESTIONS. Please ask somebody else, I can not help you in this area. --My expertise is focused mostly on CHINESE WATER DRAGONS but I am also very experienced with many other reptiles including but not limited to: Chinese and Australian Water Dragons, Bearded Dragons, Leopard Geckos, Anoles, Iguanas, Skinks, Chameleons, Uromastyx, Monitors, Basilisks, Geckos and many more. I can answer questions about their enclosure, lighting, heating, feeding, bathing, supplements, minimum requirements, unique habits, and general care as well as identifying reptile species. I can also answer any question you may have about aquatic turtles. I have limited experience with snakes and amphibians although I can and will do my best to get you the information you need. I prefer not to answer questions about keeping wild caught animals unless they are ill or in danger.

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I have experience owning and researching many species of reptiles. I have been asked to write articles for numerous reptile based websites and I have my own website focused towards reptile care. http://reptilianyex.tripod.com I have reptile care articles published at www.petplacestation.com I currently own one male Chinese Water Dragon, two female Leopard Geckos, one male Green Anole, one male Tokay Gecko and two (male/female pair) Red Ear Slider Turtles.

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