I have a savannah monitor that is about 7 inches long. We have been feeding him crickets, and have tried pinkies, but the only thing he would eat were the crickets. Now he will not eat anything and it has been like this for over a month now. We were not sure if he was not warm enough (being that we live in NY and it is cold here) so we purchased another heat lamp for him. We have the lamps on from about 8 AM to 9PM, and it is probably a range of tempature from 85 to 110. At night the tempature probably goes down to about 70-75. He has water, and a place to hide. But he will not eat!! Should I be worried? Or is this normal?
do you have a screened top???hows your humidity? your monitor should be able to get into a basking site thats 100 to 120degrees and maybe more....it should be able to get into different temps down to like 70....it should have plenty of water.(doesn't need to swim in it )..it should not be held that might make it up tight...it should have a cage that you approch from the side..not over head like a hawk(best is sliding doors)....you should feed the pink mice with tongs...if the cage is put right out in the center of everything that could get it uptight....sometimes egg yokes rubbed on the pink mice will help....have you tried roaches???sounds like you only have one temp...and sounds like it's uptight...also i have to wonder what your substraight is like and if you are providing a good hide spot...monitors need to be able to dig...a simple hide spot like 2 or three inches high by 6 inches wide by maybe a foot long would be good for now....it's all about what the monitor likes..not what you like..the cage doen't have to look good it has to work for the monitor...maybe you could be one of the few that don't kill your monitor....they grow fast so be ready to change cages ..good luck...billy
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