I used to have a Savannah Monitor, unfortuantly mine got to aggressive to be handled, and would chase people around the enclosure so I gave him to a zoo, where he seemed nice and happy, but when I went back the following year he wasn't there. His name was Demetri.
Just remember to never feed with your hands, and its best to feed him in feeding box or something that way his enclosure isn't associated with food. Congrats on your new guy though! They are loads of fun!
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