Question: I have 2 desert iguanas. They've always had a similar routine. Go into their Peek-A-View burrow at night, and out in the a.m. to bask and get warm. Then they mostly stayed out, or sometimes went back into the burrow to cool down and then back out to bask.
I recently moved them from a 36X18X18 Exoterra tank to a 150 gal (5 ft X 2 ft X 2 ft) Cages by Design tank.
I have a hot basking spot that is just under 100 degrees. Pedro likes it hot. Pablo likes it a little cooler. Pedro's routine is about the same.
Pablo, however, this past week has been staying in the burrow an awful lot. Not out basking that much. Not eating quite as much. The cool end of tank stays around 75 degrees. So I have quite a gradient going.
Why do you think Pablo is not basking as much. I DID add a CHE a week or two ago that I leave on at night. I didn't have that before. I had no heat on at night before. Do you think that could be it?
Maybe I'll turn that off tonight and see if Pablo goes back to his usual routine.
Any ideas? I appreciate it!
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2008 15:57:48 GMT -8 by laa1434
Post by prism_wolf on Dec 15, 2008 12:48:25 GMT -8
I'm afraid we don't have any desert ig keepers here. All I have is general knowledge. Merlin has a great forum at www.herpcenter.com where there are chuckwalla keepers there. I wish I could be of more help, but that forum should do you well...:-)