Hi. I just took in a Ctenosaura Similis that was not given any UVB before but is still apparently in decent health. He is a youngster about 11 inches STL. This is the first day he's here. The temperatures recommended in care sheets are usually a temp gradient from 80 to 90/95F with a basking spot of about 100. Somehow, the cage I prepared ended up with about 89 cool end and 100 hot, and 110 at the basking spot. So while the lizard was in there, I was scrambling around the house trying to find a way to affix the light higher. It took longer than I thought. When I finally found a rack, I go back and I see that the fella is not only resting at the 110 F place, but TRYING TO GET HIGHER TOWARDS THE BULB. It seems that he wants the higher temps. I am suspecting that a lot of care sheets out there (very few) may just be saying do it like a green iguana, but that actually perhaps the ctenosaurs like slightly higher temps? He hasn't eaten anything yet, I don't think. I put some greens in there as well as a few mealworms and crickets. I haven't put fruit yet I will try in a bit. I hope he eats, I mean, it was eating before, but he was fed a carnivorous diet of crickets alone. Perhaps he's just getting used to the new home? Also, he has one missing claw on her hind right leg. I put some anti-bacterial ointment on the toe just in case but there seems no bleeding or open wound and I suspect that it was from a long time ago. The toe is a little darker than the other areas but doesn't look sunken and nectrotic. Should be ok right? Maybe I should just leave that alone since it is an old injury (or seems to be). Or maybe I should just leave him alone altogether for awhile to let him settle down. Oh yeah and I already know they bite and are nasty and etc. etc. I really don't mind. I get bitten all the time by my snakes even people bite me sometimes so I am just really looking for care information.