Beebz was moved into his new enclosure earlier this week.
The stand *finally* finished curing completely so there was no smell. Amusingly this happened within hours of me lugging the thing out of the room and preparing a temporary replacement.
Lack of smell was verified by the vigorous sniffing of multiple family members, who have assured me: "no it doesn't smell, and you're a nut case". Despite this I still run an air purifier with an activated carbon filter sitting inside the bottom of the stand. I'm fairly certain the air Beebz breathes is cleaner than that of the rest of my family at this point. Dunno why the think I'm nuts *cough*.
Beebz seems to be adjusting well to his new environment. He did go through a phase during the first day where he would bite
the corners of the concrete pavers. Thankfully he seems to have decided that isn't a good idea and hopefully the little dingdong didn't damage any of his teeth learning that lesson.
His decor is pretty sparse right now. The suction cups for the hammocks don't stick to the pvc walls. I purchased a pair of wooden bookends off and am going to try to suspend the hammock between them underneath his uvb strip.
The biggest struggle has been getting enough heat into the enclosure.
That's 275w worth of zoomed basking bulbs sitting over his basking area and it's only just hitting 105f. I'm limited to 100w per bulb in these fixtures and the old flukers fixture I have that has a 250w socket isn't deep enough to accommodate normal a22 type bulbs.
I'm hoping through some expementation with different bulb types I can manage to use less wattage to get the tempature I need. I'd like to reclaim the single fixture for use over the center of the enclosure to set up an alternative basking site and distribute light more evenly.
Beebz has been on a diet of crickets the last couple days as despite how much he eats I always manage to underestimate how soon I have to restock roaches, and my BFSL died after about 1.5 weeks. He didn't seem to mind much, he likes crickets and thinks I'm mean for limiting him to 25-30 at a time.
His new bug order arrived today so now he'll have roaches and bsfl again. He also has some superworms and hornworms to mix in. I ordered medium hornworms this time, because the sma ones didn't grow much in 2 weeks and were tiny. Hopefully these don't grow super fast as they are about the right size now.
I'm also wondering when it's time to reduce his feedings to twice a day. We measured him yesterday and he's about 12in. Maybe 13 if he'd cooperate and actually stretch out all the way. We were told he was 6-8 weeks old when we purchased him in early February so if that was accurate he is still only 4 months old at the most.
Beebz has been enjoying the occasional outing with my daughter in her room. Yesterday they watched Jurassic Park together. And the day before somthing else. Beebz seems to prefer pooping on the floor of her room to the floor of his room, and after an incident they no longer sit on her bedspread.