New savannah not eating, force feed?
i just recently got a new Savannah monitor, put him in a 8x4x4 plywood vivarium and tried to offer him some crickets. unlike my other two monitors, who both ate immediately after being put in their new home, this fella is refusing everything offered. I’d be less worried if he hadn’t come to me already emaciated, and im wondering at what point i should start "assist-feeding" him. here are some bits of info regarding his cage:
substrate: 6 inches deep of chemical free potting soil and peet moss
heating: a combination of ceramic heat emitters and uv bulbs
temperature: 130 basking spot and 84 ambient
water: a bowl that measures 1.5 feet across
misc: rocks in the basking spot and a cow pelvis for climbing. also, lots of hides.