5 Year Member
- Dec 8, 2011
My Sulcata is now 14 months old. He spends most of the day, from 11am til 6pm in an outside pen. At night he's in his closed chamber. When I first put him outside, he more or less stopped eating with the change of surroundings and it was several weeks before he'd eat any amount of food again. At that time, there were still ample weeds in the garden for him which I'd mix with chopped grass. Now, everything is dead. He won't eat grass on its own. If I mix it with mulberry or hibiscus leaves or lettuce, he picks out what he wants and leaves the grass. He weighs 830 gms at the moment. I have a nice little grass run for him which is perfectly green and growing strongly as I cut it and water it weekly. Should I just put him in the grass run and hope he gets over the shock of that quickly and starts eating again? The run is covered with smallmesh panels with a shade corner and a den for him to hide in. I'd continue to bring him in at night. Also, are Hibiscus moscheutos and Hibiscus coccinea safe for him to eat ?