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Eating and sleeping behavior change...

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Posted by: x87bliss at Fri Feb 20 00:20:10 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by x87bliss ]  
   

I got a brown anole late December. His health has obviously improved A LOT since I got him from the pet store. His behavior toward me has been consistent - I do not scare him easily. He does run from other people, which is good. I would be concerned if he wasn't running at all.

Feeding time has always been exciting for him. He knows when I drop food in, and he always used to go hunting immediately. However, the past few days he doesn't really seem interested. He'll watch me drop food in, and knows it's there. But he doesn't chase after it. I do see him eat sometimes a while after I "feed" him, but haven't really seen him actively hunt. I don't know if I should be concerned with this sudden change of behavior. He doesn't appear to be losing body mass.

Another behavior change that started the same day his feeding behavior changed, is he doesn't sleep in the same spot anymore. During the day I found it peculiar that he was going all over the cage moving substrate around. Building mounds and making ditches. Then at night, where he used to sleep by sticking himself to a glass wall, he instead buried himself under the substrate. He had his head under, but body and tail out. Tonight he is completely under the substrate, I barely found him by seeing a very small visible part of his tail through the substrate. I have bark chips for substrate. He now always buries himself at night.

Both of these behavior changes are sudden after almost 2 whole months of having him. Should I be concerned? What could it mean?


   

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