Katavi's new enclosure

Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:46 pm

Hi everybody
I ve just finished building the new enclosure for my monitore lizard ...
She was starting to get quite big for her old one.
Here are the picture ...
Any comments, advices, questions are welcome.

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And by the way I don't know if you can see but on the right side of the cage there is a pipe going through, this is the door for her to go to her water pool which is going to be around 1,50x1,50 and 1meter deep

Hope you like
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:49 pm

With her inside.

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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kev » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:11 pm

That looks awsome Kenny.
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby lerikoen » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:18 pm

Nice enclosure. It looks nice and spacious, love the natural look.
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby wadekilian » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:07 pm

That's a crazy looking enclosure. Where did you find the materials?
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby dobby7 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:40 pm

That looks amazing Kenny, keep up the good work!
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:01 pm

Thanks everybody for the kind comments...
Wadekillian I'm from Rwanda so I don't think it's gonna tell you anything where I bought all of the stuff but well I bought the angle tube plus the "chicken wire" at the market and I m lucky enought that my dad had some nice metal sheet that I used for the bottom and the back as well as the top. Both side are in mosquito net and the front are two pieces of 5mm glasses.
The size of the cage is 2m wide by 1,20m deep and 1 meter high.
It was actually pretty quick (well quicker than I thought) lots of patience, thinking and hell welding all day without proper glasses isn't a good idea. But I have to say I'm very happy with the result ... Will post more picture tomorrow ...

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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:05 pm

An other few pictures from this morning. Only the water pool to put in place and it should be finished soon.

Katavi just waking up
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Enjoying the branches
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Isn't she beautiful, magnificent, stunning, .... ?

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Thanks for looking

Hope you enjoy

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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby wadekilian » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:44 pm

Ya I know, that's why I was asking, haha. It looks great.
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby kfc223 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:05 pm

Very well designed and that looks like a pretty chilled Nile monitor!
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks Guys, yes kfc she is a real pleasure early morning I put my hands in the cage and she will come on my arm by herself and climb up my neck to warm up, she does have a problem with my ears though biting them from time to time but gently I have to say :twisted: .
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:39 pm

Sorry to burst your bubble but that expanded metal on the sides is a death trap. You need to cover it with some sort of plastic, like shade cloth or nursery mesh. If the lizard sees something on the other side she will rub her nose to ribbons within a day. It is strong so that is good but with a layer on the inside you will have the best of both worlds.
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:29 pm

Thanks you very much for the advice bushviper the thing is, wont it be too air tight if I do put the plastic sheet ? There won't be enought air going through right ? How could I do ? She does put her nose through it sometime she push up to her nostril and then pull back ...
The other thing is lots of sun passes by the side putting the plastic is going to make it like a oven if you know what I mean...
I really don't want her to get hurt though ...
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:07 pm

Shade cloth allows air through and so does the nursery mesh. The holes are almost big enough to fit your pinkie through.
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Re: Katavi's new enclosure

Postby Kennyakagera » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:59 pm

I can easily fit my pinky through these holes, still not good ?
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