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Savannah Monitor Help

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Dbld420, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    The compact UVB bulbs are not very effective at all, I personally would remove it. What is the bulb in the middle of the enclosure, you said it was 150w?
     
  2. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I took it out tho, and my ambient on the coldest side is staying at 75.
     
  3. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    How much ventilation should I have. I have 2 two inch circles in the top left and right corners across from eachother. Is that enough? Or should I have more?
     
  4. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    I would close them off, if you do want a small vent, have it low down close to the substrate level, that way you won`t lose very much heat and humidity (placing them high up you will).
     
  5. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Honestly u helped me start this journey. And I hope ull be here when it ends... Dro would have met an early demise. But... thanks
     
  6. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Just an updare. He' doing much better. I' installing a ramp up the side and around the corner to utilize the upper space. Those tiles are 12x12 so he' definitey much bigger. His back feet are getting some claws back. And he has one full claw on the front so far. 20180105_095251.jpg
     
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  7. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    The insides finished 151525731955135696794.jpg
     
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  8. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    The enclosure is looking much better! I will say be careful not to overfeed, he only needs as much energy as he uses , can you give a rundown on the diet and feeding frequency?
     
  9. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    I feed him 10 earthworms and 5 shrimp every other day. And the day between I throw a bunch of dubia or crickets in for him to hunt down.
     
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  10. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    It sure helps when someone is willing to make changes like you have as well. Well done.
    So many people fail to realize that an enclosure has to be a life support system. Which so many Savs and other monitors never grow up in. and it eventually catches up to them.
     
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  11. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Hey. Is their anything u can use to clean my monitor? Soap or anything?
     
  12. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    What is wrong with the monitor that it needs cleaning?
     
  13. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    I gave him a bath, and he poop, and now he' got a smell to him... lol its pretty much gone tho.
     
  14. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Are Madagascar hissers ok to feed him?
     
  15. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    1526237644017-1872752834.jpg An update... he's getting big.. not fat, but long. I have noticed tho that he is much more active now. Climbing all over his cage. Getting everything muddy. I bought a harness to take him in the backyard, he likes that. Just runs around and explores, but will he always be super active in the enclosure? Or am I doing something wron?
     
  16. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Being active is a good sign, it's an indication of a healthy lizard.
     
  17. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    He' always climbing and pacing. He won' burrow tho... iv even tried to start a hole but he won' go... he only has one claw on the front. Could that be the reason?
     
  18. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Possibly. How deep is your substrate?
     
  19. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    It's 18inches in its shallowest. But the majority is 20-26
     
  20. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, if he has a few missing toes then yes, it may inhibit his digging somewhat. What are the substrate temps from the surface to the floor of the enclosure?
     

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