Baby cham climbing the ceiling

Bernie

New Member
Is this normal behaviour for babies? I am concerned that my basking light will burn him when he hangs directly below it from the ceiling. It's pretty damn hot directly under it!

Should I be worried?

His basking spot is about 82F but on the ceiling its hitting 100F
 

Hoj

Friendly Grasshopper
yes it is normal and yes you should watch for the possibility of burns. if u put your hand there and it feels like it could give you a burn than i would raise the light up abit.

jmo
hoj
 

Basilisk09

New Member
Babies love to explore EVERYTHING. When they are born they typically begin looking for food and some shelter. They will go to great lengths to find these, so climbing upside down is normal :p. Remember that not only are they more sensitive, but their body heat is much lower to ours. What we perceive as somewhat warm is hot for them, so if you ever feel "nice and warm", its probably way too hot for them.
 

Basilisk09

New Member
If you want to raise it, you could go the cheap way and rip up cardboard and make multiple columns for it to sit on. As long as the cage is stable that is, otherwise the lamp could fall :/. But I like using cardboard columns for support and added height anywhere :)
 

Bernie

New Member
My bulb is 40w however it seems to be really warm directly underneath. I will build some blocks at the side for the lamp to sit on
 

clarkrw3

New Member
one of the things I do to keep the bulb higher from the screen I use one of the small size bulbs rather than a normal bulbs.
 

laurie

Retired Moderator
A very easy method to raise a light, is 3 flat tuna cans. Make sure each can has just a little bit under the light. Pieces of pvc pipe work well also. PVC also works well to hold plants off the floor so they don't rot.
 

Ekproject

New Member
A very easy method to raise a light, is 3 flat tuna cans. Make sure each can has just a little bit under the light. Pieces of pvc pipe work well also. PVC also works well to hold plants off the floor so they don't rot.
Can u maybe show a pic?
 

Bernie

New Member
I have raised the lamp by using some food tins as suggested. Thanks. Looks like this little fellas basking spot is the ceiling until he is bigger!
 

JoeG

New Member
Also CH, you might want to put more plants & vines for him to climb on. If the cage in the backround of post 10 is his enclosure , it seems scarce , especially for a baby. They like to think you can't see them among the foliage. He might be looking for a secure hiding place.
 

Damus

New Member
Also CH, you might want to put more plants & vines for him to climb on. If the cage in the backround of post 10 is his enclosure , it seems scarce , especially for a baby. They like to think you can't see them among the foliage. He might be looking for a secure hiding place.
This. He is crawling all over the screen cuz there is nowhere else for him to go. More plants/vines are needed, looks bare in there.
 
Top Bottom