I do have a digital probe thermometer with the probe placed on one basking spot but he doesn't only bask there, that's why I gave different temps. He eats roaches, nutrigrubs and crickets. Also large salad made of turnip greens, dandelion greens, yellow squash,bell peppers and, as a treat, a blueberry.I would invest in a digital probe thermometer -- hammocks if your using one IR guns cannot read off of them and or certain materials basking decor is made out of- to me he is not of good enough weight to go thru brumation - he may just be reacting to the weather as well --- keep an eye on him for that type of behavior tho -- what are you feeding for insects?
I took him out of his cave on warm side of tank and he stayed on his hammock for a while, now he is in his cave on cool side of tank. Should I just keep taking him out? I do live in Vermont so it should be getting colder however it has been in the high 50s and 60s for the last week. Do the outside Temps affect beardies if they are in a controlled (Temps and humidity) environment? I guess it probably does if they go into brumation.
Honestly everything seems normal except the cave dwelling and sleeping during day in cave. Up to now he hasn't even gone into the caves except to get a runaway cricket.