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    Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    I was wondering if you guys could post pics of your monitors enclosures so I can get a few ideas for a permanent cage for him to be full grown in






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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    I think the standard cage for an adult is a recommended 4 x 8 foot floor plan. No idea on how tall. And I have heard a dirt/sand mixture for digging, and also some floor tiled area so they can dry off. I know Mike will be able to help you. And I think Og is currently planning one too.
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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    I only have dwarf monitors so I can't really help you on that.
    The recommended size is 8 x 4 x 4.
    A deep substrate for digging and rehydration is strongly advised.
    Go with 3/4" plywood for construction, reinforced with 2 x 2's.
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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    Or you can go my route, lol. I'm planning to buy a 2 bedroom mobile home. Waffles will get his own room, with the area by the door surrounded by plywood so I can store his stuff and the breeder insects. I suppose I could list some of my ideas. Fist order of business would be ripping up he carpet and putting in linoleum(sp?). Then I would put up the plywood (with a door) Next I plan to ge some plastic sheeting to go over the floor and about 1 ft up the walls. For substrate I'll be putting in about 6 in of the sand/soil mix. For his hide, I'll likely buy a dog house. Maybe one of those plastic igloos, lol. I'll also make a lean-to/basking area with a thin piece of limestone (a friend of mine's family owns a quary) and some wood. He'll probably have a dog bowl for his food. His water dish/pool will be a small/medium koi pond. I was going to use a kiddie pool, but a pond can more easily be hooked up to a filter. I'm also going to have my dad help me reinforce the floor. I have been considering putting up a sort of "climbing area," except it won't really be climbing. I'm thinking of putting in some wooden ramps with carpeting along the walls so he can ge off the ground. Would he enjoy this?

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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    All sounds good exept the Koi pond idea IMO. They need clean fresh water to drink. Filtration does not remove bacteria and organisms. Savs love to poop in water.
    I have a plastic container for water that is about 2 1\2 feet X 1 1\2 feet. It's a little back breaking to have to lift it up out of the enclosure, clean and refill, and put it back. I was thinking about using a wide kitchen sink in my new enclosure that will have a drain to the outside. When it gets all poopy, I can just open a valve and let it drain away! I'm sure the grass will be green where it dumps at.
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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    Hmmm, I could put a drain in the bottom out of the trailer. My father has completely renovated his trailer several times, so it shouldn't be a problem. That's a really great idea Do you think, if I put a pleco in it, that he would eat it? I figure that would help keep it clean. Or snails.
    Any ideas about the ramps

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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    Plecos only eat algae, not poop. And he would probably become lunch anyway.
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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    I was more concerned about the algae, I can take care of the poop myself. Would he eat snails? I wouldn't mind replacing the snails if he eats them. That's if they're safe of course

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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    I'm really serious, You have to have clean water for them to drink. In the wild, rivers go on and on for miles and in that enviroment there is a natural cleansing of the water. You cannot duplicate what happens in a river or a large lake in a pool that will fit in your house! There is just too many variables.
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    Re: Cage Ideas for a Savannah Monitor

    Well, I could easily drain it at least once a week, or whenever he poops in it. With a thorough scrubbing every 2 weeks (or one)

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