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Old 07-06-2010, 04:35 PM
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How do your chameleons sleep?

I would love for people to describe ways in which their chameleons sleep, and if they have pictures, that would be even better!

I went to my Senegal hatchlings' cage, and I haven't had any deaths in several days, but there was one that was curled up on the floor of the cage like a dog. He was laying in his sternum with the lower half of his body was on the side and his chin was resting on his front legs, literally just like a dog. He had his tail all curled up and he looked very peaceful. I picked him up to take him away because I figured he was dead, I even sprayed him with water just to be sure, and nothing happened. All of a sudden he woke up, looked at me, turned black, and tried crawling away from me as fast as he could! I thought he was dead! Then I watched him for a while and he was the most active one in the cage, eating, drinking, etc. He was napping like a dog. I wish I had taken a picture. Has anyone seen that before?
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:29 PM
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I've heard of chams laying down before, but nothing like that!
Thats seems like it would be mighty cute to see!
My little guy sleeps on a branch and sometimes in the upper corner of his cage on the wall.
He rolls his little tail up and just sits there all cute and colorful.
I will add a pic later.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:52 PM
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I free range my veiled in the bathroom sometimes depending on how hot it is outside (the bathroom is the most humid and cool room for some reason).. Sometimes he leaves and goes to sleep on a sponge in the bath tub. If he does this again I will post it. That being said.. I do need to find out why he likes moving there so much, or why he dislikes his free range.
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Triton free ranges in my living room. The other day I couldn't find him and looked every where...started getting worried...but, I finally found him on the bottom book case shelf. He was asleep flat on the shelf with his front legs straight out and his tail curled up flat next to him. I didn't know they could sleep like that
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My Panther, William, goes to the same place every night and curls his tail up for bed. My Veiled, Thomas, usually uses a leaf as a pillow, he lays his chin on it and passes out. Although sometimes he sleeps in weird places. See photo. My pygs are usually hanging off of sticks and leaves sleeping.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:54 PM
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These are too funny! If I see that baby or another one doing that again, I'll try my best to take a picture. It is so funny how some chameleons are heavier sleepers than others. Some chameleons wake up just from hearing me, others it would take a hurricane to wake them.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:10 PM
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Well my little girl usually sleeps in the same place every night. She curls up to a half moon shape and passes out. Shes too cute.


She is my avatar. Shes sleeping in the photo.
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I had a c. chameleon that would curl up doggy style in a peanut butter jar lid in the bottom of the cage every night and sleep. (It was supposed to be the food lid for the crickets but there were no crickets left in there at night because they had always eaten them! And yes, I did say they...I kept some of them in pairs and its one species where some of them seem to be okay with that....or they wouldn't have lived to be 6 years old together.)

I've seen some babies do that too...I think they feel like they are "safe in the egg" that way sometimes.
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I have had quite a few babies that have slept on the cage floor like that. It never indicated any issues with the babies-it just seemed to be their preference one in awhile. In fact the 3 month old Panther I have now is on the tub floor in the corner many nights instead of up on his platic plants like he is during the day.
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The very first night Spike was here he slept on the floor in total "doggy" pose...he's never done it since.
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