Ziyah loves exploring, she’s incredibly active, usually.
Lately, I have noticed a lack in exploring, she “sleeps in” and on more than one occasion I have thought her to be dead because she was just laying on top of her aspen, not moving. She shows zero signs of illness other than this new, lethargic behavior. She eats and she poops. She actually took two pinkies last feeding and devoured them.
I got her out this morning and again, usually she is slithering everywhere, trying to go, go, go. It took her a bit to start moving in my hands and even when she did, she went slowly, circling my hands and fingers. Her tongue flicked out quite a bit, but at one point, she stopped, her head on my wrist and just laid there. No movement, no tongue flicker. Her pupils look good, they were even sizes. When she started moving again it was to head into a comforter on the bed. The in house ambient temperature is 78-80 F. At night it drops to low 70’s, the lowest I have seen it is 73. Her warm side of the tank is set at 85.
I’m wondering about brumnation. From what I have read, I have to trigger it within her (which given that she is a baby, I wasn’t going to). I know it starts in November usually and the only thing I can see triggering her is that her terrarium is on a dresser across from a window. I’m sure she’s able to see it getting dark outside faster.
So, what do you guys think? Time for a vet trip, or brumnation, or something else?
Tiny Update:: I came back home from work and an errand, so roughly, 5 or 6 hours later and she was exactly where I had left her before work. She has a vet appointment on Friday.