I don't think he has been dropped. He had fallen off of his basking perch a couple times but it was only 6 inches off the ground and he usually jumps off of it after crickets.
He swallows fine but he seems to be making a swallowing motion with his mouth a lot here lately. Like he is swallowing or something but he doesn't have any food around him to be swallowing.
Legs look fine. No swelling or crookedness. Back legs work fine.
The bulb is a Reptisun 10.0 and it is about a year old. It is a straight bulb and is around 30 inches. Since he has started having problems getting on his basking area I have since added another Reptisun 10.0 that is a lot smaller but still a straight bulb that is a lot lower so it would be about 6 inches from the log he lays own.
Where he lays on his log it stays around 95 degrees. The cool side of his tank stays around 75 degrees. Also he seems to like the cool side a lot more than anywhere else here lately. Either the cool side of his tank or he will never get out of bed.
I don't mind answering any questions. Please ask cause I want to find out the problem.
I am going to start trying to get the temperatures higher in his tank. I am using a 70 gallon aquarium. I was thinking about building a top for it. That way it would hold in the heat better. Right now I have the 48" UVB bulb hood, a basking light lamp, and a ceramic heat emitter lamp just hanging over the top of the tank. Do you think build a top for the tank and cutting holes to allow the lamps to sit in and uvb hood to sit in would be a good idea?