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Old 08-08-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
Help! My savannah monitor has his eyes shut and won't eat!

Hi, I need help. My savannah monitor is about 6 inches long we got him 3 weeks ago and he was shy at first but then he explored his new home and ran around. Lately he has his eyes shut and he would occasionally open both or one eye for 2-3 secs then shut them again. He hasn't been eating. He had his eyes open for a few secs and saw a cricket and went after it but he missed and he just gave up. I tried pushing the crickets near him but he won't move or open his eyes to see the crickets right next to him. I need answers on what's going on. Please anyone help!
Old 08-10-2018, 11:00 AM   #2
What are the temperatures in the enclosure?
Old 08-10-2018, 02:45 PM   #3
Cynthia, does he have a secure hide? If he has no place to hide, he may be terrified in his new surrpoundings. The closing of the eyes when one approaches is usually a "I know you're going to eat me and I just give up." sort of response. He should have a hide where he feels secure.

Elena's question is very important as well, and probably one of the first ones to ask, because without good (very warm basking area) temps, they cannot digest and lose their appetite.

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