Posted by Edie on 8/20/2015, 5:49 pm, in reply to "Re: My new baby" 220.127.116.11
Thank you for your response and suggestions. First he used the AstroTurf mostly for aesthetics but thought Shylo would appreciate feeling like s/he was in the grass. Says it is fixed where is can easily be replaced. With all the reading I have done, including every word on this site, I do believe we will be switching over to the stick on tile after we have exhausted his supply of AstroTurf. Next, my CHE, UV a&b and thermometers (2) should be here tomorrow. Sadly I am having to use the heat lamp for night time heating at the moment since my husband didn't know that Shylo needs heat as well as night and day. Fortunately Shylo seems to go into the corner on the top shelf under the bush and behind his cave to sleep every night. S/he seems to have a routine of settling down in that corner around 10pm and comes out for breakfast and basking around 8am. Speaking of eating, I feed turnip and mustard greens with a few bites of either apples or butternut squash thrown in to draw his/her attention. Shylo eats the greens well but seems to like the butternut squash as well. I make sure that 75% is greens. I mist the food for added hydration and mist him/her several times a day. I know we're only just beginning but so far Shylo is eating, drinking, sleeping, basking, pooping daily and is starting to study me without running away. I appreciate any and all comments, suggestions, and criticism because I want to do my best for Shylo. Sorry this is so long but I have observed that you all seem to want to know as much as you can in order to make informed comments. Thank everyone again for ANY help.