Pygmy mulga monitor care

Discussion in 'Monitors & Tegus' started by sety, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. sety

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    Hi there, I'm currently taking care of a friend's pygmy, and wanted to know some hints on it's basic needs. I have a bearded dragon, but they are nothing alike - I just wanted to know about prey types (are just crickets okay?), the need for UVB (they don't need it right?) etc. Are they okay to feed in a separate tub? my mate didn't do that, but I wouldnt want to leave any crickets in there overnight or something. I'm also taking care of his knob-tailed gecko, so you may see a similar topic like this floating around hahah B)
     
  2. JEFFREH

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  3. KLiK

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    they do not need UV light, it is ok to feed in a separate tub, monitors rarely leave any extra feed lying around so nothing to worry about. but you should also give it appropriatly sized mice. how big is it now?
     
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  5. sety

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    its only small - like 25cm long. He hasn't been eating yet, and so far it's been 2 days- do they just need to get settled? I think it needs to get used to handling when moving to a feeding tub, new surroundings etc

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  7. KLiK

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    it can take up to a week for them to get fully settled. at 25cm it is pretty small and is scared of you. i would avoid moving him into a separate rub to feed him at this size just to avoid stressing it out more. instead put the food in a small dish and let him eat off of it. try using ground turkey that has been mixed with calcium and vitamins.
     
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  9. sety

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    awesome thanks mate - is uncooked chicken okay too?
     
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  11. KLiK

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    yea i crush up the bones and feed my monitor them to. it helps with calcium. just make sure there are no long sharp edges
     

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