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Hey guys, my savannah monitor hasn't pooped in a while until yesterday. I used to use a paper towel as a substrate as i thought it was ok as the guy who sold it to me and one of my buddies who has a monitor used it. i now changed my subsrate to eco earth. I pour a cup of water into it twice a day as well a mist the tank a few times a day. The temperature of the tank is usually around 110-116 basking and 90ish on the cool side. Theres a few reasons why im concerned about my monitor though. he doesnt move around that much. He barely eats and doesnt go straight killer mode and run straight after the crickets when i put them in. he has an odd lump over his back legs on his spine. when i put him in the bath to swim sometimes his back legs look stiff and hill flip over when trying to swim, also hell make a weird sound from his stomach like theres an air pocket in there or hes having trouble digesting or something :( Here are pics below and i understand the tank isnt as big as it should be nor should it be glass. I have a 6 foot long wood tank im eventually going to move him too. Please dont bash me for making mistakes or not doing everything right from the start because im activly trying to fix it, oh another thing he refuses to eat mealworms, wax worms or dead crickets i thought he was supposed to be less picky than my beardie lol and btw ive had him since april. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/20097315386/in/datetaken/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/20123598925/in/datetaken/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/20097314376/in/datetaken/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/19935600220/in/datetaken/ thanks in advance guys i really appreciate the help
 

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I would get that monitor to a vet ASAP to look at that bump... Possibly early signs of mbd but I'm not sure. Please move him out of that cage , it's far too small even for a baby. Keep in mind that you may have to get an 8 foot cage in the future, though a 6 footer will last him for a good amount of time.


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I'm no monitor expert, but if that lump is hard, like bone, then I strongly believe it's a bone related illness, most probably mbd.

^^^ like they said, take him to a vet. They can x-ray him to find out what that lump is.

If it is mbd maybe think about changing bulbs and getting new ones? the uvb may have run out or something?

good luck
 
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