It's possible it could have been too hot, but I'm not sure. We keep the house temp at 76 degrees, but his basking spot is about 100 degrees. The cooler side is a constant 85 degrees. He seems pretty comfortable. I haven't seen him digging like this again until this evening. A couple minutes after his lights turned off, he went over to his cave where it's pretty dark and he started digging like crazy nonstop. I got him and held him for a minute to make sure he was okay. I put him back up on his tree branch b/c that's where he's been sleeping every night since I got him. He got off of his branch and hopped up on his hammock where he is now sleeping comfortably.
The breeder is the one who told me Lestat was a boy. She said she wasn't 100% positive but was about 99% sure he was a boy. She showed me under his tail and pointed out a bump which she said makes her think he's a boy. I've taken some pics tonight of what he looks like in that area. Maybe you can figure out if he's really a boy or possibly a girl. Also, he's 4.5 months old right now. If he turns out to be a girl, is that too young to be nesting to lay eggs? Do they lay eggs even if they haven't mated? I don't know much about brumation, but would certainly appreciate any information you can provide me on what it is and what I need to do to make sure Lestat has what he needs to do it..... or you could point me in the direction where I can find that information. Thanks for your help!!
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