Good Evening, all. I recently adopted a young Savannah Monitor from my boyfriend and while I've been doing a ton of research, I'm finding divergent information on some topics that are of particular concern to me. Before going into my question, I'll preface by saying that the he (I don't really know the sex yet but it's the pronoun that comes to mind) is approximately 8 inches long, I don't know how old. He's temporarily being housed in a 40 gallon terrerium on a basic soil mixed with some coco bark I had. Temps are about 120 in the basking area and go down to about 85 on the cooler end. I'm struggling with humidity currently because the top of the enclosure is screening but I've been misting regularly and trying to let the top covered as best I can around the lighting. This weekend I'll hopefully have assistance in constructing a solid top with allowance for his lamps. He doesn't burrow but will occasionally soak in his water container and I know he does go exploring around his enclosure. He doesn't tend to stick to any one area and when I spy on him from the top of the steps I'll frequently see him engaging in various activities. When I'm down here, though, he tends to retreat and give me the evil eye. My first question is this- I'm concerned about his lack of eating. At my boyfriends house where he lived for a little shy of a month I know he voraciously ate crickets, chasing them around the cage and devouring them. He will not touch them here. I know he's eaten some dubia roaches (he even ate done from my tongs), but that seems to be all he wants. No crickets, no worms, no turkey meat, egg, etc. He doesn't look to be losing any weight and I know this has been a very stressful week or so for him between the move to my house and an escape situation last Wednesday. The top of his terrerium wasn't secured correctly (we found it was missing a part) and half of it tipped down sometime overnight, providing an escape ramp. Thankfully I found him about 20 hours after the last time I know for sure the top was secured but he spent all that time in bad circumstances. Anyhow, I think it's likely he's not eating so much because he's still acclimating and is stressed out. For right now I'm just talking to him and occasionally adjusting things in his enclosure so he's used to my hands going in there but not touching him. I'm having a hard time coming up with a game plan, though, of balancing giving him his time, making sure he's eating (I can't currently tell if all his roaches are getting eaten or if they're just running away and hiding), and starting to get him more comfortable with me. Part of me feels like I'm the sooner I start working with him the sooner he'll be used to me and will feel more comfortable eating in front of me. The other part of me is more concerned about not stressing him more at all. Thoughts? Secondarily I have a question about his light cycle. Currently he's on a 12 on/12 off cycle but I still use the room he's in long after his lights are off. Should I cover his cage or something to give him more quiet/dark time or just leave it be? Apologies for being so long winded! I have great concern about giving this guy his best life and appreciate any input from those with experience.