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Old 02-24-2010, 10:43 PM
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I have a 3 month old veiled chameleon male. There is some kind of white substance on him can you tell me what it is? Just reply what more info you need if you need anymore. Please help.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:50 PM
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Bad Picture quality.... could possibly be the start of a shed. Possibly.

Is it sticky or smooth or what? you need to describe it more as well as fill out the how to ask for help form. Perhaps its sap from a plant or something.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:54 PM
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Bad Picture quality.... could possibly be the start of a shed. Possibly.

Is it sticky or smooth or what? you need to describe it more as well as fill out the how to ask for help form. Perhaps its sap from a plant or something.
All i had was my cam phone and where do i fill out the how to ask for help form? The only kind of plants i have are pothos and some fake plants, so cant be sap.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:57 PM
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How to ask for help

Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


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Old 02-24-2010, 11:10 PM
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Your Chameleon - Veiled, Male, 3 months old. I have had it for 1 week.
Handling -Just to clean his cage.
Feeding -1/2 inch crickets, rep-cal calcium with D3 and reptivite. I use a homemade gutload(cat/dog food, infant formula, bran cereal, and baby rice cereal.)
Watering -Coffe jug, drilled hole, 1/4 inch tubing with a shut off valve set to a slow drip about 1 drip per second, I mist 3 times a day for 5 mins a peice. I have not seen him drink yet.
Fecal Description -Brown with solid white, hard.
Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? Yes by FL Chams
History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you. NONE

Cage Info: Fully Screened, 24x24x36, wood frame
Cage Type - Lighting - Reptisun 5.0 coil bulb, and a 60 wt house bulb for basking. I leave the basking bulb on for 12 hours per day and the uvb light for 8.
Temperature - 72-85, 90 bask. I have 2 digital thermometors.
Humidity - 35-60%, both thermometors are also dual hydrometers.
Plants - 3 Hanging golden pothos
Placement - Living room on a stand, top of cage to floor is 7 1/2 ft
Location - Claremont, North Carolina
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:18 PM
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Change the coil bulb to a linear tube bulb and start gutloading with greens like collards, kale, mustard greens, dandelions, and endive. Use fruits and veggies like squash, sweet peppers, carrots, yams, oranges, and papayas too. Don't use any dog/cat/fish food. The baby cerial is okay, I don't know about the infant formula though.

90 is a little hot for a baby, bring it down to 80-83 ish. How do you supplement? You should be using a calcium without d3 5 times a week, a calcium with d3 twice a month, and a multivitamin once a month.

It looks like a shed picture to me, but I can't say for sure because the pics are blurry.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:24 PM
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Change the coil bulb to a linear tube bulb and start gutloading with greens like collards, kale, mustard greens, dandelions, and endive. Use fruits and veggies like squash, sweet peppers, carrots, yams, oranges, and papayas too. Don't use any dog/cat/fish food. The baby cerial is okay, I don't know about the infant formula though.

90 is a little hot for a baby, bring it down to 80-83 ish. How do you supplement? You should be using a calcium without d3 5 times a week, a calcium with d3 twice a month, and a multivitamin once a month.

It looks like a shed picture to me, but I can't say for sure because the pics are blurry.
Well i have been using the d3 and vitamin everyday for the past week, did i mess up really bad? Will he still be fine if i go and get regular calcium, and start supplementing right?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:26 PM
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What is wrong with the coil bulb it is brand new? Is it bad, i am fairly new with chams.
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Although not all coil bulbs are "bad," most keepers would suggest that the linear tube bulb Repti-sun 5.0 is the safest and most effective.

Here is a study by a published scientist on the subject.

Also Dave Weldon has some excellent posts on the matter:
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Updated Info for CF UVB Lamps

I hope this helps!

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:07 AM
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Just don't give any d3 or vitamins for a few weeks. Some members hardly ever even use d3, so a month without it probably won't hurt. From now on be careful about the d3, repcal brand is the reason why people are afraid of overdose. It's a good brand, but it shouldn't be used too often (it has like ten times the amount of most other brands, if I remember correctly.)
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