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    Iíve had my crestie for 3 weeks now and he seems to have adjusted well. He is 16 months old. First few weeks he was very active at night, exploring every inch of his new home. He started eating a little bit the first week and even drinks from his water dish. Iíve been handling him a couple times a week and he is fine with that, not too jumpy or scared and not lethargic at all. In the last week Iíve noticed he has become less active at night. He seems to be eating well. Last night he was out within 15 minutes of the lights going out and ate the most heís ever eaten but then he went back in to the leaves and stayed there the rest of the night. I have a security camera in the room so itís not a matter of me missing the activity, heís just inactive.

    The temperatures have dropped considerably here in the last two weeks. His tank temp is staying around 75 during the day and dropping to about 70 at night. Humidity is fine.

    Should I be worried yet (I always worry needlessly about my pets)? Could this just be a seasonal change with the dropping temps? Also, I donít see any indication that he has shed since Iíve had him. Could the change be a pre-shed thing?

    Just want to be sure Iím doing right by him and not missing signs of a problem. Thanks in advance for any insights.

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    It all sounds fine to me. Once the territory is known there's not that much incentive to explore.

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    I would agree too - if it's cooler for him than normal, he might be a little more inactive. But your temps are just fine. I wouldn't worry; he has probably just found his comfort zone. When my TAD comes out at night, he goes for the same spot and stays there for hours. He's fine and healthy, and his tank is a good size, so I don't worry about it.
    Eileen and Repti-Friends
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    TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Western Bearded Anole 1.0.0

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