I have this cage that a fellow donated to me a while back. Its a modified aquarium lying on its side with large floor space, one fake wall, and a hinged lid. I'm not sure why, but there is a round vent at the top of it that had been covered with screen and glued in place.

Well the savannah has been living in there for a while now. It appears that he removed the screen covering over the round vent and squeezed his 2.5 foot body through a 2 inch hole. He is gone!! How did he get so smart?! How did he get his self through such a small hole, with legs and everything!??

I looked everywhere in my herp room, but I rarely find herps I'm actually looking for. I fed him two adult mice yesterday and about 15 cockroaches, hopefully that will tide him over until he reappears. I should be able to smell him soon, he didn't leave a poo behind to remember him by! I may actually have a reason to be thankful for eye-watering nostril-clearing monitor poo...
I'm pretty worried about him, he's so emaciated. He's been eating much more voraciously for me, literally snatching the food out my tongs every day. Its feeding day for the snakes so maybe the smell of mice will bring him out tonight... I've got one defrosting for him too just in case.

I feel confident he can defend himself against my cats, if he manages to make it out of the herp room. That's a change from my usual escapees!

Le sigh. I need to get some more secure cages.
fr0glet
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I have this cage that a fellow donated to me a while back. Its a modified aquarium lying on its ... herp room. That's a change from my usual escapees! Le sigh. I need to get some more secure cages. fr0glet

He's probably squeezed himself into a tiny place whre you couldn't even imagine him fitting. When he comes out, you'll know it, the trail of damage and possible crashing noises will draw your attention. At least that's *my* experience with this! Sienna once sqeezed out of a 3" opening in her travel box and got loose in my boss's spider room. I caught her all the way across the room, on top of a table, ready to push some cages off. She had climbed up the wall, leaving a trail of marks in the insulation. Clever girl!
Jennifer
Well the savannah has been living in there for a while now.It appears that he removed the screen covering over ... gone!!How did he get so smart?! How did he get his self through such asmall hole, with legs and everything!??

Wahh, too bad! Yes, they just can do that squeezing out of impossibly small holes! And they are good at hiding! In my experience, they hide low, close to the floor, behind or in something really inaccessible. Not necessarily seeking heat. Look with a flashlight, and if you spot him, you can lure him out with a snack so you don't have to move a lot of things! :-)

Really hope you find him soon!

Ulrik Smed,
Denmark, Aarhus
Well the savannah has been living in there for a ... self through such a small hole, with legs and everything!??

He's probably squeezed himself into a tiny place whre you couldn't even imagine him fitting. When he comes out, you'll know it, the trail of damage and possible crashing noises will draw your attention.

My house is too damn sound-proof. Emotion: sad I cannot hear anything upstairs if I'm down, and vice versa. I only go upstairs to work with my herps and to sleep. When we're back in the dungeon, we can't even hear people knocking on the front door. Apparently this is the joys of real plaster walls.
At least that's *my* experience with this! Sienna once sqeezed out of a 3" opening in her travel box and ... push some cages off. She had climbed up the wall, leaving a trail of marks in the insulation. Clever girl!

He already knocked over several things, tore a bunch of snake skins off the wall trying to climb on the coffee table with the leo's 55g tank on it, and overturned a kritter keeper of superworms that had the lid off sitting on the floor... Ugh. What a BRAT!! But probably not a hungry brat. :-/

I'm going to try dangling a mouse all over the room later... he REALLY comes running for the mice usually so maybe he'll be willing to out himself for a meal.
fr0glet
My house is too damn sound-proof. Emotion: sad I cannot hear anything upstairs if I'm down, and vice versa. I only ... dungeon, we can't even hear people knocking on the front door. Apparently this is the joys of real plaster walls.

Hey, it's gotta be better than living in an apartment building with walls that are too thin!
He already knocked over several things, tore a bunch of snake skins off the wall trying to climb on the ... that had the lid off sitting on the floor... Ugh. What a BRAT!! But probably not a hungry brat. :-/

lol Yep, that's a monitor lizard. :-)
I'm going to try dangling a mouse all over the room later... he REALLY comes running for the mice usually so maybe he'll be willing to out himself for a meal.

If he's fallen asleep where it's cold, you might have to bonk him on the nose with it.
Jennifer
At least that's *my* experience with this! Sienna once sqeezed ... wall, leaving a trail of marks in the insulation. Clevergirl!

He already knocked over several things, tore a bunch of snakeskins off the wall trying to climb on the coffee ... of superworms thathad the lid off sitting on the floor... Ugh. What a BRAT!! Butprobably not a hungry brat. :-/

LOL, I guess I've been lucky with my sav escapes! They only climbed a bit, usually to get down from something, and then stayed on the floor, leaving the house reasonably intact. Well, she did shred a loudspeaker once, she used it as a ladder to get down from my turtle tank!

Ulrik Smed,
Denmark, Aarhus
LOL, I guess I've been lucky with my sav escapes! They only climbed a bit, usually to get down from ... Well, she did shred a loudspeaker once, she used it as a ladder to get down from my turtle tank!

We've found that one loose savannah can cause as much damage in 10 minutes as all four of our cats in a month. :-/
Our first savannah got loose once in our bedroom and climbed up into the box springs of the bed. THAT was a challenge to get her out of!

Jennifer
We've found that one loose savannah can cause as much damage in10 minutes as all four of our cats in ... in our bedroom and climbed upinto the box springs of the bed. THAT was a challenge to get herout of!

Eek, I BET you'r right!! Reminds me of my female exploring the garden, and digging herself into some dense weeds. The easiest way to get her out was to find a yummy slug or snail to show her. Then she could find her way out! :-)

Ulrik Smed,
Denmark, Aarhus
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that he removed the screen covering over the round vent and squeezed his

2.5
foot body through a 2 inch hole. He is gone!! How did he get so smart?!How did he get his ... with legs and everything!?? I looked everywhere in my herp room, but I rarely find herps I'm actually looking for.

Check in and under everything fr0glet, even if it looks like he could never get in there. I've found my first escaped savannah in the cabinets under the kitchen sink, in the bathroom cabinet, under the bed, etc..........Hope you find him soon.

Bill,
Madness takes it's toll Please have exact change.
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