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Old 03-12-12, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Monitor enclosure discussion thread

All I ask is these simple guidelines...

This thread is for discussion of enclosures, Humidity, temps, burrows and substrate.

Any posts made about food will be removed from the thread.

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Wait, so we can't post anything unless it has an author? I'd like to post about my enclosure.
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Wait, so we can't post anything unless it has an author? I'd like to post about my enclosure.
Then that make you the author.

I meant no he said, she said heresay.
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quick question, should i put moss or grass all around cassies burrow?
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either will work, expect it to get dug up quick.
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but it will give her something to do my little girl :O shes 9 inches snout to vent, when i got her she was 4 snout to vent!
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wow.. we can talk circles about diet, but no one wants to talk enclosures... interesting.
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quick question, should i put moss or grass all around cassies burrow?
Grass would look awesome, it will get destroyed quick.
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I am in the process of starting my savs new cage atm, his cage now is falling apart, the wood got broken a few months back on the btm , now its taking water in. I drew it up and priced out my stuff, the cage will be 8'x4'x4', sitting on top of a frame made from 12""x4" wood to make the sand/soil box, making it 5 feet total height. later perhaps i will add a a double 12"x4" frame making it 24" deep for the soil, but not right now. I plan to light it with UV light< even know i dont think i needs it, but i figure better safe than sorry,Ill add a few heat lights at different heights so he can pick what temp he wants to bask at. the wood is all 3/4 plywood, ill stain and clear coat the hell out of it making it water proof before i assemble it, so even the joints will be 100% sealed, their will be an inside frame made from 2"x2", im picking up the double pane house window this weekend, 6'x 3" slider, white frame almost new for half the price at some demolition resale place i found Im going to make it so the roof can be pulled off, ill just make a sub frame to site on the roo and slide between the walls on the top of the cage, so it cant be bumped and slide off, that way its easy to just jump in the cage to clean it, instead of haveing to crawl in the front and clean it on my hand and knees like i have to do now lol. the things we do for are pets eh :P oh and ill make sure to use something eco freindly for clear coat, and most likly seal the joints after with aquarium glue or somthing like that. Any tips would be nice while the cage is still on paper? :P
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It all sounds really good except for the substrate depth. Savannah monitors need 18-24" of substrate, not 12".
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i know, but 12" is whats its getting for now, i will most likley have a few inches of soil past that as well. untill i move out, my hand is forced, folkes dont want that much weight in the cage, in their house. by the time yoshy needs the full 24" ill own my own house and get to do what ever i want with it.
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Why would you purposefully build a sub-standard enclosure? It wouldn't be difficult to double the amount of substrate. You wouldn't even have to increase the height.
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no, it very easy to add a section on, take 4 12" x 2" peices, screw them together, take 1/4" by 2" steal, drill 2 holes, 1 in each side and bobs you uncle, you got a 24"x2" sub frame, it will be the same as if i did it the first time, 12" in the widest you can buy 2" wood if im correct.
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His base will be two 12" inch sections joined by a steel rod to hold them in place.
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