Hi @ kkrista123, Where is Hatboro? There are a lot of unknowns right now with artificial UVB. Is he able to spend anytime outdoors? If he's able to spend sufficient time outdoors, you wouldn't really need the bulb.
Is Peanut housed inside or outside? 95-100 is a good basking temp, but a fairly warm ambient temperature. If he's outside, make sure he's got good hide spots. If inside, I would lower the ambient temperature to about 85. Other than that, just let him settle in. After a few days to a week, you...
Most greens freeze well. You can blend (in a blender or food processor) with fruit or a prepared diet. My Red Foots can sometimes be picky about certain types of greens. If I blend the greens with some thing else, they have no problem.
respiratory infection. get him into vet asap. the vet will prescribe some very helpful medication based on the cherryhead's. keep his temps up a little warmer than usual. if administered correctly, the infection should be cleared out in a week.
Tom, if you think mixed breeding is bad with Leopards, you should spend some time with the Red Foot people. It is unfortunate that so many don't see the importance of pure locale breeding.
Do PBs typically retain more dark coloration on their carapace vs. SA?
Just out of curiosity...who was...
Interestingly, just like clock work, when the time change took place over this past weekend, he's eating on his own, grazing and being active. It's like his clock turned off with the fall time change. Then turned back on when the spring time change.
This is a highly debated topic. You'll find lots of opinions. I subscribe to the variety is best theory. Animal protein every week or two is fine. If you're going with chicken or shrimp, I would cook it to be safe.