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BLACK THROAT monitor help

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Posted by: monitorguy69 at Sun Jun 23 09:29:52 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by monitorguy69 ]  
   

hey guys, i bought a black throat monitor 3 days ago, and he still hasn't eaten. i've researched these guys very well, and i think i have his enclosure nailed down

basking spot 125 - 133
ambient temps 88 - 93 (hot side)/82 - 78 (cool side)
humidity 50% hot side/75% cool side
6 inches of packed down dirt
a hide
water bowl
and i have a black garbage bag at one end of the tank so people walking by do not disturb or stress him out.

i had to take him out of his cage friday to fix his hot spot so i put him in bath tub until i was done with his enclosure then put him back in and left him alone for the rest of the day. (offered him superworms with calcium d3)

saturday didnt touch him all day

and now its sunday and he still hasnt eaten, with crickets having been running around his enclosure for 2 days now, as well as being offered superworms.

i understand he needs to acclimate, but im just getting a little worried because he just lies there with his eyes closed for almost 24 hours a day, and barely walks around. he is about 14 inches long, so still very small.


just hoping to get some replies from experienced monitor keepers, thanks!


   

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