We've been busy so Beebz hadn't had playtime outside his enclosure for a week or two. Today we got him out and let him run around in his playpen which gave me an opportunity to weigh and measure him.
He was 134g and 14in.
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From what I've read that makes him bit heavy for his age. I'm not sure if he's actually overweight though. I'm also not sure the 6-8 week estimate we got from thr per shop on ~Feb 5th was accurate. Though he was a bit over 6in then which seems to track about right for a 2mo old.
After playtime he got fed, and man did he cram down those roaches quick. He had been less excited about eating the last couple days. Time out of the enclosure always seems to give him some extra energy for a while after his return. He got a superworm after he finished his roaches and while he enjoyed it I got a sullen look to let me know it didn't replace the hornworm he was expecting.
We are out of hornworms, more are on the way. Actually that's not entirely true one hornworm managed to grow to the size of my index finger and I keep forgetting to bring it out to give the chickens. Beebz assures me he is perfectly capable of eating it. I disagree.
He is also down to 2 meals a day now. We decided about a week ago that his size qualifies him as a juvy even if he may be only 4 months. He informs me he will be lodging a complaint.
We've mixed in some cilantro with his daily salad of kale and collards. He doesn't seem to have much preference. He'll eat a decent amount of whatever green when I hand feed it before bug time and sometimes comes back for the rest in his salad bowl after bugs.
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I wish I could keep them in the enclosure longer for him. I mist them until it's nearly a soup and if I don't come back and do it again every 2 hours it's totally dried out.
He has been exploring his hide options at night and has spent at least one night in each one. I think he's finally settled on the largest of them.
He's currently wandering around his enclosure eating little bits of shed basking every so often then coming over to remind me I owe him a hornworm
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