My guy ate a lot when I got him. Like 4 large night crawlers and 3 super worms. In the first 6 days I had him. But my male is full grown and 2 years old now. I adopted him. I gave him a nice warm soaking in the sink. In like 10 minutes he went to the bathroom, but I notice he wont go right away after feeding. It takes him 2-4 days to make him go. He will go pee each day, but pooping takes him a couple days. Also make sure to use a water conditioner, unless your using bottle water each time. I seen what regular tap water can do to animals. My girlfriend forgot to add it to my fish containers and in a hour all my fish where dead. It was $300 worth of fish. So I don't take any chances not treating the water with any animal. Even my dogs get bottle water.