5 Year Member
- Nov 24, 2014
- Location (City and/or State)
- UK Sheffield
Excellent read as always, boy does the mighty look grumpy today.We have had a pretty brutal cold snap this last week (below zero most every day) and generally our lower level gets pretty chilly when that happen, but I am pleased to say that although the temps in the room have dropped as low as 70 at floor level, the temps in the enclosure temps have held steady at 78 and up. Considering that January is historically our coldest month and we are halfway through it, I am finally confident that having him downstairs is going to work!
Odin, on the other hand, has spent the week being a complete and utter wanker. Completely refusing to exit his burrow, even to eat. Which means I have had to dig him out (or attempt to) twice a day, every day while he digs his claws in and "hisses".
He is exasperating.
He seems to be getting over it finally, but it was a long week.
The plus side of his anti-social behaviour is, of course, GREEN!
There is even grass sprouting in the dry box.
That is the area nearest the shelves of seeds. I hold the dish I use over it while I pour different seeds in and mix them up before tossing them about the enclosure. I knew that seeds fall as I do it (which is why I do it, so they don't fall in the carpet) but I never expected growth since under and around the ramp is one of his regular trampling areas. View attachment 162666
The middle box is also brilliant green! View attachment 162667
Some of the seedlings are large enough that I can even tell what they are! I spy dandelion, clover and at least three different grasses! I know there is more but heck if I can tell what they are yet. View attachment 162668
This is the grump, irritated that I was digging around in this greenhouse. I took about a dozen assorted squash seeds and planted them around the place, it'll be a wonderful treasure hunt for him when they sprout! View attachment 162669 View attachment 162670
And in the greenhouse we have grass upwards of 6 inches high with piles of other plants and weeds sneaking in around them View attachment 162671
Including the remains of one pumpkin plant that he hasn't destroyed yet. It is a whopping 4 inches tall and actually has a real leaf! He never lets them get this big, so this is a real feat! View attachment 162672
And his morning salad awaits! Lots of banana leaf, hibiscus, timothy hay and grasses along with some spring mix and mazuri LS, with a side of opuntia fruit, if he doesn't come out in the next couple hours I will have to dig him out, so he better get on it! View attachment 162673
The goal today is to increase the size of the burrow overhang and move the hibiscus. I have been dreading it because of how angry he will get (hence the opuntia fruit) and what a pain it's going to be, but with his recent growth spurt he has been steadily increasing the size of the hole and the overhang is no longer completely covering it.
Not sure of the details yet, but I am working on it. Wish me luck!