I have not been a very good WD owner. Period. There is more than one reason I say this, but I'll start with the most recent issue at hand: I think my WD is eating the bark in his cage on purpose.... Why would he be doing this? Does he have a messed up tummy? He has access to mealworms in his food bowl that is put in the same place every time in his enclosure at each feeding. I just put him in a bath full of warmish water and he pooped two pieces of fecal, but it was mainly just two whole pieces of BARK! and a little regular fecal. (I'm really glad he's passing it through and not impacted, though.) END most startling discovery. Other reasons why I am admitting to bad WD ownership: 1. Henry sufficiently lacks a varied diet. He only eats mealies with reptolife (for calcium, vitamins) and the reptolife is old. And I don't think its a very good product either. I am wondering if anyone has better recommendations for supplement brands. 2. He is about 5 years old and in a 40 gal breeders tank (with plants and hides with half cage carpet and half small sterile reptibark where the hides are). (I know: you want to put me in a cardboard box with only one type of food item for 5 years and see how I like it.) 3. In reference to #2, I have been "meaning" to make him a cage but have "not gotten around to it" for 3 years. So in light of my admittance to horrible pet ownership, and a willingness to turn over a new leaf and do it right, can someone advise me in the quickest to finish, most economical and most tested direction of making an enclosure. I think I have room for one that is 5&1/2 high by 3 wide by 5 long (obviously in feet). 4. In reference to #1, I've tried fish, he wasn't able to catch it, I tried a pinky and he didn't eat it, but he checked it out and chewed it a little, and then spit it back out. I tried spinach and he sort of ate it because I put mealies over it, but then I read spinach has calcium oxates that bind calcium, so no more spinach. He would never touch waxies in all the years I've tried feeding them to him when he needed fattening up. So now I was wondering if he'll eat crickets. I hate keeping crickets, they stink and chirp and die if kept on the porch. If there is any way I can avoid crickets, I will. I was thinking of freezing a veggie/fruit/alfalfa gut loading mix and doing crickets if I had to. He liked the fish but it was too quick for him to catch it the first two times. I'm afraid crix will be too quick as well? So he wants food that moves. He refuses stationary items. his mouth is an inch and an eighth wide. should I possibly try a fuzzie or hopper (pinkies were not appetizing enough for him to swallow)? Let a fish flop in front of him instead of in the bowl (he loved going after it as it swam)? Stick some earth and super worms in there (will earths, mealies and supers on a bed of fruits and alfalfa, etc be enough variation)? I have not tried EWs yet. figured I'd try those too. Note: Henry has a vet appt with a reptile vet tomorrow at 8:30 am for a physical. He had his last physical two years ago. I know I haven't been the best owner, and I want to prevent myself from doing any more harm to him by lack of care. I just need some more advice. I want to get the cage nailed together and polyurethaned in two weeks. (Was thinking two sides of plywood and two sides of mesh, one mesh side would be a door. Enclosure would be outside on porch. ) Half bottom is a pool.