Why is he on the ground?


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So the last time I posted a concern on here it was because Dipper was acting lethargic and he wouldn’t eat or really move from where he was, he would lay in one spot and if I pulled him out he’d lay on my hand which was not normal. I fed him some houseflys and the next day I bought crickets and covered them in calcium powder. After that he was fine.
My concern now: for the past few days, he has been crawling around on the walls of his enclosure and going to the ground. What’s really weird is that he keep going to the corner of the enclosure and just sitting there. Idk if it’s a temperature thing because it’s getting colder outside or what? He’s getting plenty of grub and he’s hydrated. Should I get a small space heater or something? The temperature in the cage is like 75 constantly when the AC is on in the room. Any thoughts?


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