Enclosure position

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Enclosure position

Postby DiXX » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:40 am

Hi guys. Been wondering if where I have put the vivarium in the room has an effect on her behaviour? When she first came home as an 8 week old baby the vivarium was flat against the wall in living room. About 5ft from the window but not facing window. She was very active then and eating her veg as well as crux and locusts , Then in November the room had a change round due to getting a table, so we moved the vivarium to the corner of room but placed it at a diagonal angle so now almost facing the windows almost immediately she stopped running around, spent most of her days under her cave and refused to eat veg and only has a couple of locusts per day. Vet visit was all ok. Just really worried as to why she won’t eat much.
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby Colbycheese » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:46 am

Is the sun shining in her tank at any point? Or can she see out of the window? Do you have a background on the tank?
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby DiXX » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:07 am

The tank is roughy 4 meters from the window so she wouldn’t be able to see out.sometimes the sun does reach the tank but it’s only just spring at the moment so we’ve not had much sun. There is no background on the vivarium but the back is wooden not glass. Don’t know if that makes a difference.
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby Colbycheese » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:18 am

If the sun can reach in the tank sometimes then it might be getting too hot for her, are the temps ok? Or is she hiding 247 even when there’s no sun? Also what uvb are you using ?
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby DiXX » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:36 am

I check temps if we have a bit of sun and adjust the dimming thermostat to cool it down but we really haven’t had that much sun here yet. Her temps are steady at 102 basking and 80 ambient temp 75 cool end. She’s actually just eaten some locusts (only 3) and gone to sit on her basking log. She’s not done that for a while :) Was also wondering if having the locust tub on top of her vivarium annoys her, with the locusts moving around
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby Colbycheese » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:41 am

Good she decided to bask! Can she see the locust bin if it’s on top of her viv? And assuming so already but the locusts are smaller than the space between her eyes?
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby DiXX » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 am

No she can’t see the locusts, and the locusts are thinner than the space between her eyes. But she does prefer the winged locusts anything that actually hop around she dont bother with, she also refuses to poop in her home. We thought she was impacted although she’s not on sand or anything that could hurt her but every time we bath her she goes straight away without problems. I’m thinking maybe we just have a stubborn female that likes to do things her way 🙄🤣
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby Colbycheese » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:03 am

I don’t think it’d be a problem if she can’t see but can hear the locusts,, she’ll get used to that eventually, imo
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Re: Enclosure position

Postby DiXX » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:16 am

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. Well she’s nice and orange today :). She’s just been up at the doors trying to get out. 🙄. Thanks very much for your help :)
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