alright i’ll see if i can do it a little later today as i just put him back after he walked out, ill work on finding something for him to perch onGotta find a perch or see if you can manage to get him to sit still long enough. It’s not a big deal, don’t totally stress him out over it. We really don’t have any previous weights to compare it to anyway
so about his spine, i have no idea, the previous owners rescued him and they said the last person was careless and that he must’ve had some sort of accident or something, but i have a feeling he may have been born that way as i assume an injury like that would kill a cham, but again i have no clue as to what happened just what i was told and my own speculationWhat happened to his spine? I’m curious, forgive me.
And what do you feed him and how much? Supplements?
Mine hates being sprayed too. Some love it some hate it. I have a mister in his cage now so I don't need to spray him as often.he absolutely hates being sprayed even gently, should i still do it anyways, as gently as i can? i mist him at least 3 times a day usually about 5x but his previous owners did once in the morning then again at about 5pm so maybe it will come off soon with the improvement in misting but if not i’ll try the methods you mentioned, thank you!
his basking branches are about 6 or so inches away and he can move down or over but he still likes to stand on the mesh and get as close to the light as he can idk how to stop him, any ideas?The damage to the ridge on his back are likely from the basking light too close to him. If his basking branches are too close to the light, it will cause shed problems on his back ridge, eventually the little spikes get brittle since the shed isn't coming off and when he falls or something, they break off, will bleed or show visible "meat". I had this problem because mine grew so fast that i didn't lower his branches in conjunction with his new girth so his back was getting too much heat.
The temperature change on his back from 6 to 8 inches can be quite a big difference. If his branch is 85 degrees the top of his back could be over 100 depending on how big he is.his basking branches are about 6 or so inches away and he can move down or over but he still likes to stand on the mesh and get as close to the light as he can idk how to stop him, any ideas?
yes he will climb on the screen to get even closer to the light but here is a picture of where i have the temperature probe and the temperature it’s reading at and his different perching options i know it’s not the best but i’m working on it i also plan to get him a taller cage as he’s a male and is in a 3ft tall cage rn and i just learned he was a male yesterday, the woman i got him from told me he was female, which i now know is not trueThe temperature change on his back from 6 to 8 inches can be quite a big difference. If his branch is 85 degrees the top of his back could be over 100 depending on how big he is.
So you're saying he is climbing on the screen to get right next to the light? It seems a little strange unless he wasn't getting enough heat--i could see him trying to access more heat if that's the case. I'm not sure about that one. Check the temperature of his basking branch, remember every inch closer to that bulb will be alot higher. Make sure you're giving him the right supplements and keeping his cage clean. Thats about all I can help from my experience. Good luck.