No disrepect to anyone here and withholding the animals feelings here, I am getting anxiety reading this thread.
This is a lot to absorb.
Ok, that said.
A little tip for anyone having trouble with glass enclosures moving forward
I have one glass enclosure, I wasn't aware when I bought it how impossible it was to retain a good heat gradient so in my search for alternatives and cheap options, I found cheap interlocking foam tiles at bunnings.
A little trim here and there and some tape and away you go.
I'm sure if you were a little more interested in aesthetics rather than just function you could easily make it a little more pretty but for me, I was only interested in function.
Under 10 bucks and you can insulate any enclosure. Simple.
Looks good it's a good idea. Will remember it for another time.