Possible RI? 2 month old Indian star baby

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I recently got this little guy from a local breeder. He eats his food and goes back to his hide daily. however, I noticed he has watery nose and sometimes a bubble or two from the nose and he opens his mouth sometimes to breath.

88 humidity
85 heat
98 basking

I have the enclosure closed for humidity
Use orchid bark for substrate.

I spoke to breeder he agreed to take back. i really like this little guy but I’m not sure if I should keep it because I don’t know if he has an RI.

someone can help ID this symptom?
 

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Is ambient really 85 day and night all over the whole chamber?

What are you using for night heat?

Does ambient temp creep up higher than 85 during the day when the heat lamp is on?
 

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Is ambient really 85 day and night all over the whole chamber?

What are you using for night heat?

Does ambient temp creep up higher than 85 during the day when the heat lamp is on?
Thanks for reply, ambient temp goes higher during day, like 95 and at night it drops to 85 the minimum.

using ceramic heating
 

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Thanks for reply, ambient temp goes higher during day, like 95 and at night it drops to 85 the minimum.

using ceramic heating
Those temps sound ideal for a star. Most people keep them too cool and they like it hot. Like India hot!

How long have you had it and where did it come from? Stress or cold during shipping may have caused this issue, but the hot temps should clear it up. That he is eating daily is a great sign. Are you soaking daily and keeping the water warm?
 

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Yes, I also thought the shipping might have been the issue. When it arrived the shipping gel was frozen. He has been eating indoors and he also eats outdoors on the grass and dandelions he finds when he is sunbathing for an hour.

I’ve had him for a week and I have not seen any droppings while he soaks so I hope he is dropping them while he eats outside. His soaks are warm since I soak him inside his pen near the heat lamp.
 
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I recently got this little guy from a local breeder. He eats his food and goes back to his hide daily. however, I noticed he has watery nose and sometimes a bubble or two from the nose and he opens his mouth sometimes to breath.

88 humidity
85 heat
98 basking

I have the enclosure closed for humidity
Use orchid bark for substrate.

I spoke to breeder he agreed to take back. i really like this little guy but I’m not sure if I should keep it because I don’t know if he has an RI.

someone can help ID this symptom?
Give back to breeder or seller, i guess he wont make it much long... he has the respiratory infection intensely..
 

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