Your Chameleon Red Bar Panther, most likely male, ~4months( born on 9/25/11). He has been in our care for ~6days.
Handling He has been only handled a few times very minimally (while adjusting the cage husbandry)
Feeding he has been feed crickets and mealworms. I have not observed him eating any meal worms (meal worms being held on my fingers or on a container lid with close proximity) he has been given roughly 6 crickets each feeding. He has been feed twice a day. The feeder crickets are given broccoli, carottes and oat meal.
Supplements Rep-Cal calcium with Vit D3/Rep-Cal herptvit multivitamin. (I still need to pick up rep-cal calcium without VitD3) crickets /mealworms are dusted with D3 twice a week and multivite also 3 times a week.
Watering currently he is misted 2-3times a day with a spray bottle, a misting head is soon to arrive and will be hooked up to an automatic misting system from Mistking.
Fecal Description There has been no feces that I have been able to observe. I am unsure if the chameleon has been tested for parasites.
History He was purchased from Screameleons.com and shipped.
Cage Type Zoomed screened 16X16X20
Lighting Repti-glow 5.0 UVB and Repti-glow red heat light 50W. they get roughly 12hours of lighting/day
Temperature Basking ~80-85 F. and the floor is ~60-65 F. (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp is 64 F. How do you measure these temps? With digital thermometer from zoomed.
Humidity I am unsure of the humidity levels.
Plants Live plants are used : ficus, Epipremnum aureum and dwarf schefflera
Placement - The cages are in front of a window; however, this window gets good sunlight in the morning and my blue bar panther really seems to enjoy basking in it. The window is never opened. And there is not much traffic as the cages are located in my room. The height of the top of the cage is approximately 50 inches from the ground.
Location Irvine California (southern Cali)
My girlfriends new baby red bar panther chameleon arrived about 6days ago. He arrived quite active and hungry (observing him eat at least 3 crickets). He did arrive a little skinny (his rib cage was apparent). About two days ago we got some live plants (from home depot) that she wanted to put in his cage so after cleaning them she took out the temporary plant (I can remember the name of it) with him still attached to the plant and put in the new plants (mentions above). To transfer the little guy back in, she wanted to allow him to climb back into his cage on his own. This was done by holding the plant he was in and tilting it into his cage. This cause the little guy to fall to the floor, she quickly put her finger out and he walked on to it. She then placed him in his cage. Ever since then he has been very illusive and has not really been eating. Today he has hidden himself under some leaves and doesnt move much. I am getting concerned because I have not seen him eat anything even when I place mealworms nearby. I have also not seen him drink any drops of water.
Directly next to his cage is my baby blue bar panther which is younger than her red bar. He has just the same regiment of food/lighting/water as hers. The blue bar is doing well but the red bar is not eating and seems very scared. I am including a picture of the set up. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
the red bar's cage is on the left right and side (one with more plants)
this picture is showing a lid that had mealworms on it. you can see the red bar chameleon attached to the screen behind some plants looking at the camera.