Savannah Monitor Growth Question

purplespider23

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Jul 23, 2011
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So I've recently acquired a Savannah Monitor on Craigslist and was having a chat with the owner when I arrived. The monitor is about 14" long but the owner claimed to have raised it from a baby over the past two years. There aren't many signs of health issues but the monitor just seems very small for it's age, and possibly underfed. I was wondering if the growth period for a monitor is on a specific timeline, as in there not being a chance for it to reach their average size since it is already relatively old? Or would I be able to do something along the lines of power feeding to get the guy up to speed and hopefully have a large and healthy monitor in future years? Thank you for the help.
 

Xenodamus

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Dec 15, 2008
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"Keep em hot, and feed em alot!" has always been my general motto to keeping Varanus. He may have been underfed/kept badly, but Give a Bosc Lots and lots of sandy soil substrate(they will burrow), a hot basking spot, big water dish, hides/things to burrow under, and lots and lots of appropriate sized bugs and he will be and stay a happy camper. I wouldn't worry about him "catching up", just provide him with what he needs, and he will thrive.
 
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