Thank you so much for welcoming me. I have a baby very small about 2 1/2 inches. Not sure if male or female. Built him an enclosure for indoors right now with terra cota water dish, moist bedding and a heat lamp. I pick him dried grass from my yard which was recommended by the owner of parents but he does not eat it. I have been giving him mixed organic leafy greens which he seems to like. Not sure how to tell if he is happy and thriving. We are super excited to have him and want to make sure he has everything he needs to be happy and healthy
It may not be a genuine problem but how do you prevent them from flipping over in an enclosure. I didn't read anything about that. I ask because the first night I had my baby I had placed a 6 inch flat rock not even an inch high in his space and woke to find him on his back. Any advice would be appreciated.
There are a variety of ways to do it. Heat lamps, sun, soaking inside the closed chamber enclosure, regular refreshing of the water with warm water, etc… Just be very careful and check it early and often with a thermometer. Don't go by how it "feels" to your skin.How do I keep the soak water at 85-95 for 30 minutes? can I place him in the soaker under the heat lamp? Or do I change the water out from old cooler water to warmer?