I'm looking for some advice for my new savannah monitor, which is about 1.5 feet. Just looking to see how it's doing. I listed my bearded dragon to be rehomed, and was offered this monitor. They've always intrigued me, so I went through with it. I've done a lot of research on them, and know a fair amount. I am currently in the process of building a 8x4x4 enclosure out of melamine. Just need another week or two for the proper funds to set it up correctly the first time. Right now it's in a 75 gallon tank.
At first he wouldn't eat anything, I'm guessing he was stressed. Now he LOVES dubia cockroaches(I breed them). I couldn't find a good answer online, but how many a day should he eat? I know he should be receiving one rodent or so a week, but not sure how many of these roaches he can eat a day. I read they become obese very easily, so I'm afraid of over feeding him. And I would like to provide him a variety on top of the live dubias, what's a good meal I can order online to feed him. Im looking for something freeze-dried, or a mixture made by a company.
Before anyone mentions my choice of substrate, I'm going to Lowes right after work tonight to pick up some peat moss, sand, and soil to make him a proper mixture. Tiles are temporary.
This was the day I got him. I took him down and moved the tank around so he couldn't do that again. Still made me laugh.
Also, his stool was very runny up until today. It's starting to solidify. I'm thinking it was because he wasn't eating properly. Could that be a cause? Or should I be concerned still, even though it looks like its returning to normal.
Thanks ahead guys!
Oh and here's a picture of my only beardie left, after having 3. I had two this age, thinking the one pictured was female(got him from a breeder, never double checked), and my other was a slightly smaller male. Well they we're together in a 50 gallon tank with no problems for a good month, until the one pictured started attacking my smaller male. Turns out they're both males. I rehomed the smaller one that same night. He wasn't injured, just a small nip on his toe, but didn't want to risk it anymore.