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The heat lamp is on top of the cage. I have turned it off ever since I found her like this. I also thought it could be from the uv light but that would have had to happen over a period of time since we've use it every day for the past few weeks now. I thought maybe the high temperatures in her cage maybe made her skin crack. She looks for the extra heat though. her cage is usually in the 80's and she is usuall beside her heating stone on top of that. She is the only one in the cage and nothings been done to it for a long time.
She did have a large cricket in her feeding bowl yesterday which was gone by this morning.
She was also handled by a little girl last week who was more rough with her then she's used to. could it be stress? she has also slowed down with her feeding recently. She used to eat up to 3 crickets a day and then one day about 2 months ago she stopped eating all together for almost a whole month. Now shes been eating, but very little lately only about 2 crickets a week. I don't know if this would be related though.
Also, take a look at this video:
I will get rid of the heat rock thank you. would a heating pad under the cage be good or does that cause problems too? So you don't think it has anything to do with stress? could the lack of appetite be from too much rough handling? should I be concerned with how much shes eating?