Discussion in 'Substrates/Bedding/Flooring' started by isaiah, Jul 19, 2012.
What is the best substrate to use for a baby savannah monitor? Is 8 inches deep enough for a baby?
Not ideally. Mine went past 8" before he was 2 months old. Can you put up some pictures of the enclosure and some details about humidity and temps for us?
the cage is not done yet is eco earth and sand okay?
Eco earth will not hold a burrow. I use regular pure topsoil mixed with sand, about 70/30
What is he housed in now?
I don't have him yet, i'm going to get him when its done.
Kudos on that.
Eco-earth will also be more expensive than soil for the amount you will be needing.
Awesome. Bravo!! Soil will be cheaper for sure. You just go outside and get some buckets.
Should I use a 50/50 mix of sand and soil or 70/30?
Disregard the actual number. You aren't going to measure it out. Just mix it to a consistency that clumps well and doesn't just fall apart. Test a bit out by packing it in a bucket and set the bucket on it's side and dig out a little burrow. Does it hold?
Your sand and your soil may be different. You need to decipher the ratio right for you. I do find it needs to be heavier in the top soil.
Thank you all for your advice!
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