3-month old throwing himself against the wall?

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3-month old throwing himself against the wall?

Postby HowlingattheMoon96 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:24 am

So my BD just decided that he was gonna throw himself at the wall of his tank from his basking perch. He’s done it one other time yesterday with his cool side perch. Is he just trying to get my attention? He has a background so he doesn’t see his reflection except for in the front, and the cool side is between 75-80 and his warm side is about 100 with the basking spot under the lamp is 105
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Re: 3-month old throwing himself against the wall?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:54 pm

He might want to get out to explore. That's OK if you have a safe area for him to explore. If he keeps doing it and you are worried he might get hurt, try putting down some soft fleece to help protect him from hard falls.
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Re: 3-month old throwing himself against the wall?

Postby HowlingattheMoon96 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:38 pm

Okay, any suggestions on setting up a play area for him? I have lots of carpet so there’s plenty of stuff for him to accidentally lick up since he’s still licking everything he touches lol. I was thinking of putting a towel or blanket down, but I have no way of keeping him from going where he shouldn’t aside from putting my hand in his way and moving him back to the center.
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Re: 3-month old throwing himself against the wall?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:57 am

I just vacuum a lot to keep small bits off the floor, I have vents blocked with grates and areas I can't reach behind are blocked with a blanket/pillow/etc. I have portable basking lights set up around the house for returning to warm up and that works well. If you want a more enclosed space (but still larger than a tank) try a large collapsable playpen. They are pretty lightweight and easy to store but can provide a decent amount of room to run around.

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