What were you feeding and what are you trying to feed now?
Not sure what sv and tol mean. Havent sexed him yet. 147? Is that not too high. Food consists of crickets, worms, shrimp, blue crabs, and sometimes mice
They need to raise their core body temp to activity levels, there`s no specific number, they operate within a range. The smaller animals heat up very quickly, the larger obviously take longer if the surface temp is relatively low (at the bottom end of the recommended range @ 50c (120f), but it`s a matter of a very few minutes. In the wild that`s much more important (escaping from danger, etc), not so critical in captivity, but they MUST have a suitable range as stated between 50 to 60 (120 to 140f) on the surface at the basking site, of course it can be a little higher, maybe they`ll use it as Wayne`s monitors do, maybe preferring it somewhat cooler?
Increase the heat and he will eat
To the OP if you can post some pictures up that is really going to be the only thing that will allow us to help you further. Also how long have you had this monitor? Age is important factor.
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How often are you around the enclosure? When I first got my sav he ate the first day then he didn't eat for almost 2 weeks. I was freaking out, buying different insects, but to no avail. It wasn't until I bought a digital hydrometer did I realise his temperature and humidity were too low. I bumped up the basking spot, and increased the soil and added hiding spots. Then i covered up the glass for a about a week. He was been a hearty eater since then.
Hi, how do you know that the surface temps are the problem; it`s possible if the reading of 120f at the basking surface is inaccurate they are (if actually any lower), but if good, quite sufficiently high. We need more details.
The answer to them behaving normally isn`t always a matter of just keep raising the ambient and surface temps, that`s very misleading.
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