Hi All! I am looking for some advise or help as we are new to this community and want to ensure I am giving the best care possible. A little back story, we picked up our new BP on 12/3 and the breeder advised that he was a few months old and still feeding off small F/T fuzzies, roughly once a week. We purchased a PVC enclosure with a temperature controlled heating element on the top, I have the thermostat set to 88F (I also have an additional thermostat/humidity reader so I can track the humidity better) We did get a larger tank for him to grow into and made sure to give it enough clutter so he felt secure, I do still need to get foliage for it though.
The reader shows temp on one side is 86.6F and humidity at 66%.
He stays in his hide most of the time but does come out to explore occasionally, when he does, his tongue flicks are long and normal and when reaching in to handle he seems to be relaxed and doesn’t tense up. We haven’t handled him much, giving him time to adjust to his new space and not to stress him out.
My worry is when he his out, I notice him digging/rubbing his nose on the sides/corners of the enclosure. I’m not sure if he is just trying to find a way out or if he’s beginning the shedding process? I don’t notice him looking any duller than when we got him or his eyes are “blue”.
My other concern is him feeding… the breeder said he last ate on 11/26 and would have been fed on 12/3 but to give him roughly 48 hours and try to feed him again. I attempted last night but he had absolutely no interest in it. I thawed the fuzzy in a baggie in hot water and then used a blowdryer on it’s head… he seemed interested in it, but moreso was just rubbing his face around on it. I know BP can go a while without eating but with him being so small I’m concerned.
I apologize for the long post, but this is our first reptile and with all the research i’ve done, i’m still at a loss. I’ve attached a photo of him and a small video clip of the attempted feed. Any help or suggestions are appreciated!