So as mentioned in my introduction thread I am new at this, but eager to take advice and improve. Came across a young ornate monitor, he was in a pet store in one of those little 12x12 exo terra cages or whatever. Never seen them have anything of the sort before. I told myself noway for a month before I decided he had to have a better home than that. So here I am. Have had him for 2-3 weeks, he has gotten noticeably thicker... Diet- I just recently read that goldfish are not good. At this point he has been eating roughly 20-25 crickets and 4 goldfish a day. I dust apprx. 25 crickets twice a week I really want to feed him some different things at this point I am not tong feeding, I tried to give him some "super worms" but they crawled right out of the dish I had and tried to burrow into the wood chips so I didnt end up getting him any. As of now he eats everything alive, but a goldfish died in his bowl the other day and he ate him too.. Enclosure- I happen to have had a 48x12x21 tank around so I cleaned it up well and am using it as a temporary enclosure for him.. smaller than I would like, but it is not meant to be long term and is much bigger than what they had him in.. I have tried to make it comfortable for him. Behavior- when I first got him I would hold him and he would hiss once or something but that was it. I can tell he dosnt like me coming at him downward from the top of this tank. Shortly after I got him I was holding him and my fiance wanted to hold him, well during the handoff he jumped loose onto table cloth, when she grabbed him he grabbed her back and it took several minuted to get him loose from her thumb. Well that seemed to make him mad, when I tried to pick him up next time he took a swipe at me with his tail. I decided he needed some time to get used to his home and have left him alone. Now he is active, he is up every morning chasing crickets and eating fish, sun bathing and such. at first he tried to get out alot but I added some stuff in his cage and now he dosnt seem as worried about it. At this point if I try to pick him up he just runs in his log, goes to sleep and I leave him alone, sometimes for the rest of the day. He is very fast and while I dont mind the idea of him wanting to be left alone I do think we should have a certain amount of contact for both our sake... him so that he isnt a wild animal that I cant handle and me so that I am not scared of him when he gets bigger.... so right now I am kind of inbetween letting him get comfortable and needing to handle him before he is feral.... Anyway here is my Temp. setup, I am not new to forums and can handle constructive criticism. Thanks ** For some reason this is the only pic I can get to load right now... ?