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RE: Sav Monitor

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Posted by: murrindindi at Wed Jan 30 10:38:58 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by murrindindi ]  
   

Hi, feed which prey live? If you mean half grown or adult rodents, they can cause serious injuries, safer to feed f/t or f/k. No, feeding either way won`t make the monitor "tame", the secret to having a chance of that ever happening is (shhhh) TIME and PATIENCE, nothing else, no other way (that means working at the monitor`s pace, not yours).
The most important thing to do is to give the animal as much time as it needs to become fully acclimated to the enclosure, until that happens and it feels safe, no forced handling should take place (except obviously if there`s a genuine emergency).
You need to provide many hiding places throughout, especially around the feeding and basking areas.
Before we go any further, can you give details of the conditions you`ve got in place just now, and a few photos would be a help, too? Thanks!


   

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