Hey John, I have almost the exact same story. A friend told me about a condro at a local pet shop and when I went to check him out he was in terrible shape. He was in an nice enclosure to bad it was over 80F in the store and they two 40 watt bulbs on him. He had a stuck shed and and was loosly perched on the lowest perch. The person working their told me it was an emerald tree boa. I was like I bet my life thats a gtp and she changed her mine. I had her take the heat off him and mist him heavily. I wish I would of tried to talk them into soaking him to work on stuck shed. I felt terrible all day and I'm going back to check on the little guy soon. Later, Mike.