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GF's Savannah monitor set up.

185gl with stand.
48" UVB Florecent
1 60w day light
1 100w Basking light
Large Live oak branch
Some fake tree landscape
Large lava rock
Water dish to poop in
2 little water dishes to drink from
Hammock
Large half log
Medium Corner stair case (holds heat for hours wish it came in a bigger size)
She's always rearanging and ALWAYS HUNGRY and my GF thought I was always hungry

Say heloo to Molly




 

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I mean this constructively, as I keep and breed a variety of varanid lizards, but the enclosure is unsuitable for this species.

V. exanthematicus has a highly seasonal period of activity and utilizes deep, humid burrows. I would recommend a dirt/sand substrate mix of at least 18" for it to use.

The solid top as a good start as it may help keep some humidity in, but the high wattage bulbs utilized are not going to help with long term success/ survival.

I am trying to be helpful and constructive. Good luck!
 

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I agree with the above post 100%. He or She needs to be on moist sand, they need to be able to dig a hole and termoregulate.

And a screen top would be better. lightly mist and provide a soak dish.

And when he gets over 4 feet, expect the enclosure to get thrashed.
 

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Good evening,

I hope my tone was not too harsh and do apologize if it was. I realized I am trying to communicate a lot of information in a small post. I really desire to help and want to see you succeed and have fun! Please send me a message if I can help further. I'd love to chat more. Good luck!

I hope this helps sum up some of what I was talking about.







Varanids need deep, usable substrate for nesting, retreating, maintaining proper humidity....life.
 
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