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Old 03-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had Sonic for a few days now. He is six weeks old and I bought him from a local pet shop. It's a very trusted pet shop that has been around since I was born and they usually take very good care of their animals, so I trust them. Anyway, Sonic has been adapting very well! The first day he was scared to come out of his ball and really wouldn't come out much. Today I was able to pick him up without a glove and he let me give him a bath! The only concern I have is that he tends to just sleep when he's in his cage! I understand they're nocturnal but we are usually up pretty late at night sometimes. He shouldn't be too cold because I've been keeping the heat on in the house to 70 degrees and he also has a heat lamp on his cage. Also he has been eating and drinking good .. he absolutely loves dried up meal worms!! He seems to be in relatively good health and he's adapting well to us very quickly. I'm just wondering if its normal for him to be sleeping this much. I'm not trying to make you guys think I'm bored with him or anything lol. I'm just worried about my baby!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also, I've notices he does move to different spots in the cage. So I at least know he's moving around some what in there. I witnessed him on his wheel once in his cage .. then be went back to bed. I'm probably just being a worry wart .. it has only been 3 days.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We got Henry at six weeks as well and he slept A LOT. Still does and he is now 4 months old. I don't think it's anything to be concerned about! We stay on a pretty consistent schedule of waking him up around 9pm...he will usually hang out for a while and then fall asleep in my lap while I watch TV. We usually hear him awake and running on his wheel from around 1am until 7am. Your little one is so cute! Take lots of pictures...that's something I regret because Henry grew so fast and I really only have one or two good shots of him when we first got him. Best of luck!
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay I feel better about this now, thanks!! I think he just likes playing outside of his cage more than inside but we have been trying not to take him out too much. I'm going to try to get him on a better schedule of being out of his cage more at night because his sleeping schedule seems to be messed up. He's awake and asleep at different times .. I'm sure he will adapt though. I make sure to keep the lights on in the living room so he gets light too. He's probably running around at night while we are asleep too and just don't realize it! And trust me I have been taking so many pictures and videos of him! My Facebook and instagram are nothing but posts of him x) I tried posting more on here but the pixels were too large and I can't change the resolution on my phone
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I notice a red light in the picture. Are you using a CHE or an infrared lamp for reptiles? If the latter, you should exchange it for a CHE(which emits heat but no light) and it may help with the night time activities.

Also, do you have a thermometer in the cage, what does it read?
Do you have a thermostat to control the heat lamp?
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Yes I think I have a reptile light, its one of those red infarred lights. The pet shop told my boyfriend to get it but where do I get the other light? I do not have a thermometer in the cage but that is a really good idea! I am going to get one tomorrow and probably return the other lamp.
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I would suggest returning the red light too...I got our CHE...bulb, dome, and stand... at Petsmart although you could probably find it cheaper on Amazon (which means waiting for it to get shipped though). Its only gives off heat which is great. The whole setup was more than I thought I would be spending but we haven't had any issues so its worth it to know he's nice and snug!
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Okay! Thanks guys. I just checked out the post about heating too. All I need to do is get a new light bulb because I already have the rest. Also I'm going to get a thermometer and check into the thermostat. I feel like the people at the pet store should have known this but whatever. I have been getting most of my knowledge from this forum and books anyway.
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Alright I'm checking on amazon right now but I should probably get it ASAP instead of waiting for shipping. It costs around $17 on Amazon, ill check around tomorrow. Should I get 60 or 100 watts?
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