before i was using a 60 wat bulb it seemed to be really hot i know have a blue 40 wat bulb should i change? Ive heard alot about another basking light on the forum its like 5.0 or something like that, its like a long round bulb? im getting a ficus just havent had time thinking about putting it near his light?Yeah, it looks like he is probably stressed from the lack of vertical foliage. Fill that cage up! Get a big ficus or dwarf umbrella tree and I bet he will turn green. Where is his basking spot?
ok i have calcium and d3 already ordered and have been gutloading with mixed veggies for about 3 to 4 hours every day. can you purchase the reptisun or reptiglo and pets mart? Do you mind posting some pictures of how you have your cage set set up specificly your lighting?Okay, yes you need a UVB light (reptisun or reptiglo 5.0) or he will not be able to produce proper amounts of d3. D3 helps to absorb calcium into the bones and is therefor very important for his health. You will also need to make sure you lightly dust his feeders with a calcium without d3 at most feedings. Use a multi vitamin twice a month, and use a calcium with d3 a few times a month. We give a little extra d3 just to be safe.
Supplementing isn't any good without gutloading well. You need to feed his feeders high calcium greens like kale, mustard greens, collards, dandelion, endive, etc. Use other veggies and fruits as well like carrots, sweet peppers, sweet potato, papaya, berries, apple, oranges, etc.
He needs to be able to bask 6 inches under the UVB light, and at one end of the tube the heat lamp should be very close to the UVB light so he can be warm and get UVB at the same time. For now, I would go to a craft store or a 99 cent type store and get some fake foliage. This will at least keep him less stressed.
He is probably green when he is out because he is scared and on the alert, or because it's better than being in the cage to him.