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    Hello all,

    So, I recently purchased a baby crested. He is about the size of my thumb and quite flighty, so I haven't attempted to weigh him yet. I have a gram scale for after he has settled in. My main concern is that he has not been eating, that I can see. I know it is hard for owners to see if babies eat, but I also haven't found anything poop-like. Cresties have an acclimation period, I know, but how long should it be before I see poops? He is on Pangea Fruit Mix Apricot, paper towel substrate, in a 12x12x30 tank which has been sectioned off to make his living space about 12x12x10. I mist twice a day, have the temps between 69 F and 72 F, and have vines, a faux bamboo branch, and a paper towel roll for him to hid in (with some holes cut in it). His water is on the floor of the cage and his food is in a magnetic feeding ledge about two-three inches off the ground. I have tried to make it as comfortable as possible.

    When should I get concerned I haven't seen poops?
    Is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable?

    I have kept handling to a minimum (i.e. only twice since I got him last week).
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    you've had him about a week? still just leave him alone.

    also, can you please post a clear pic of his home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    you've had him about a week? still just leave him alone.

    also, can you please post a clear pic of his home?
    I will post one when I get home. Basically the set up is a 20 Long, glass, turned on it's side to be 30" tall, and sectioned off with a rigid, suction cupped aquarium divider. Like I mentioned, his section is about 12Wx12Lx10H.
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    I'm not nearly as concerned with dimensions as I am with how the decorations are set up, and how thick they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    I'm not nearly as concerned with dimensions as I am with how the decorations are set up, and how thick they are.
    Ahhh, I sees. Yes he has a total of two vines (rather small ones), one kitchen roll, one bamboo, and one small Repti-hammock. There is quite a bit of floor space available and sometimes I find him sleeping on the ground under leaves. Obviously a picture is worth a thousand words so I will still post one. For what it's worth, I can always easily find him when I go check on him in the mornings and evenings, but I have to look a little.
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    Hi Aimless:

    So yesterday I saw some poops so I believe he is fine! He is definitely eating...making a mess around his feeding ledge too Hopefully will continue to settle in nicely
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    Good to hear that he is eating now, i'd recommend to offer him some crickets every now and then, if possible. My 9 Month Old Crestie loves them!
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