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 #1436284


Capncrunch08
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 What kind of behavior is this????

Wassup everyone iíve been reading these post for some time and finally decided to make an account. You guys are pros on here i must admit and give great advice so keep it up!! But here is my dilemma, I have two Savannah monitors. I donít know what their sexes are because they are too young at the moment, but there behavior is puzzling me! Iíve had them for about 3 months now, they were cool for a while they basked together and slept together, which was a good sign. But recently i donít understand whats going on, I donít know if one is trying to intimidate the other, or is it just practicing courtship behavior. One of my savs will approach the other one, and will make these herky jerky movements on the other ones back.Then it will chase it around the cage trying to stay on the other ones back, and a few times Iíve noticed it trying to nip em. Not to aggressively, but just like a love bite or something. I just want to know is this mating behavior even though they are very young or is this aggression, so I can make a decision on what to do with keeping them together?? Thank you Guys?



09/08/07  04:26pm

 #1436297


Nile_monitor
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  Message To: Capncrunch08   In reference to Message Id: 1436284


 What kind of behavior is this????

savannah monitors arent like anoles so no they are not mating



09/08/07  04:42pm

 #1436303


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  Message To: Nile_monitor   In reference to Message Id: 1436297


 What kind of behavior is this????

One is domanting the other... either a Male, to a female or a male to a male. Iíd build a larger cage asap, and see if they still do it, other than that, you might want to make two new cages.



Cheers,
Chad



09/08/07  04:46pm

 #1436305


Capncrunch08
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  Message To: AlbigCrazy   In reference to Message Id: 1436303


 What kind of behavior is this????

Thats what I figured!! Thanks guys!



09/08/07  04:50pm

 #1436453


0wnz0r
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  Message To: Capncrunch08   In reference to Message Id: 1436305


 What kind of behavior is this????

Yep, Iíve had the same behavior with my savannah monitors.

-Dean



09/08/07  06:36pm

 #1436643


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  Message To: AlbigCrazy   In reference to Message Id: 1436303


 What kind of behavior is this????

You forgot one it could also be female to female. But it is definatly dominance being displayed.



09/08/07  09:05pm

 #1437365


Capncrunch08
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  Message To: JPsShadow   In reference to Message Id: 1436643


 What kind of behavior is this????

Well what did u guys do after the fact. Did u separate them or did it just eventually stop!!



09/09/07  03:48pm

 #1437373


AlbigCrazy
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  Message To: JPsShadow   In reference to Message Id: 1436643


 What kind of behavior is this????

Quote:

You forgot one it could also be female to female. But it is definatly dominance being displayed.




Oops! Yes I did miss that.



09/09/07  04:01pm

 #1437401


0wnz0r
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  Message To: Capncrunch08   In reference to Message Id: 1437365


 What kind of behavior is this????

Quote:

Well what did u guys do after the fact. Did u separate them or did it just eventually stop!!


Mine stopped. If they donít though, youíre going to have to separate them. Thatís why when you have multiple animals, you gotta have an extra cage ready.

So, my advice to you is get a cage ready if you havenít already done that.

-Dean



09/09/07  04:32pm

 #1437762


Capncrunch08
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  Message To: 0wnz0r   In reference to Message Id: 1437401


 What kind of behavior is this????

thanks OwnzOr!!



09/09/07  08:55pm


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