Hello everyone, this is my first post. I recently just adopted a 1 year old Sav from a guy who couldn't financially support him. He seems active but is very skittish (which is understandable). my concern is that he is a year old and he is 17" long. I want to know: 1. With proper husbandry and daily feedings, will he grow? 2. How should I set a course of action given that he is behind on growth? 3. How can I Jump start his growth?
I am in the process of building him a 5x2.5x2.5 enclosure (which will be done by the middle of June). But for now he is in a 55 gallon tank. Yeah I know but before you start, it doesn't have a screen top, top is completely covered, it has 4-8 inches of soil/swnd mix, humidity is high, he has a large tub of water capable of him submerging himself, ambient temperature is around 90-100 degrees, and a basking spot of 130.
He is a ready and hardy eater. I feed him: crickets, mice, and mealworms mainly. I have fed him: dubia reaches, horn worms, and earthworms. I've had him for a little less than a month.