I would love some ideas for more climbing material and the best ideas for connecting them to the walls of the cage, obviously this cage will not house him for the rest of his life, but I think it will do great for a while. The inside dimension is 4x4x2, lanoleum walls and floor and the seams are sealed. The shelves in there now are pvc and burlap. He really seems to love that the shelves swing a little, move a little when he is on it (I'm just assuming "he" by the way). The floor has a reptile heating pad built in and the surface temp is about 95 to keep the whole enclosure warm, don't know if that is too high or not...and then he has heating lamps at the top which give him a 95-85 basking temp range on the top shelf. We also have a UVB bulb in the top, of course.
I was told you weren't supposed to use a heat rock or under the tank type heater/pad for igs. That they would sit or lay on it too long and burn themselves. ??
You are correct. The heating pad is a burn waiting to happen. Igs bask in the trees under the sun, not on a warm rock. They are not built to realize when a surface they are on is too hot until it is too late. In the wild their heat comes from above, and ambient temps not surface heat. I would recommend removing the heating pad.