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  1. blondebrowncoat

    Adult veiled chameleon found in my yard.

    I would ditch the dirt bottom - it's going to be a pain to keep clean. Chams are tree-top dwellers. They don't like the ground and since it's a male you don't need dirt for egg laying. As long as he's not in direct sunlight that should be a great place for him. Direct sun will bake him into a...
  2. blondebrowncoat

    Adult veiled chameleon found in my yard.

    You are living my fantasy! I'm going to put a sign in front of my house that says "abandon chameleons here" :p I'm not sure what your humidity is like there, but consider getting a fogger for overnight fogging. It helped my chameleon out quite a bit with hydration and energy levels. I live in a...
  3. blondebrowncoat

    Texas - Chameleon is Sick, Vets closed/booked solid

    @ERKleRose I have family in College Station! They could pick up and meet me halfway. Thank you for the rec!
  4. blondebrowncoat

    Texas - Chameleon is Sick, Vets closed/booked solid

    Thank you all for your help and concern. I was able to drop him off at an exotic vet and they fit him into the schedule. They sent me home with some oral antibiotics and told me to drop him back off for injections if he doesn't improve in a couple of days. They're pretty far away from my house...
  5. blondebrowncoat

    Texas - Chameleon is Sick, Vets closed/booked solid

    This whole past week has been traumatizing and heart wrenching. We were lucky - we had intermittent power and water. Some of my loved ones went days without either. I am heartbroken for all the animals out there that have been without heat/food for the week. And this week isn't looking much...
  6. blondebrowncoat

    Texas - Chameleon is Sick, Vets closed/booked solid

    Hello, I live in Texas and was without dependable power/water for a week. Despite my best efforts to keep my cham in stable conditions it seems that he's ended up with a respiratory infection. He is sticking his nose in the air, making occasional hissing noises, has thick mucus in his mouth, is...
  7. blondebrowncoat

    NOT A CHAM. A LEOPARD GECKO. PLS HELP.

    Hello, I'm sorry if this post comes too late. But I'd rather post it and help than not <3 I have kept leos for going on a decade now. If you can answer these questions it will help. I will respond as soon as I can - I'm in Texas so the power/internet situation is unpredictable right now...
  8. blondebrowncoat

    Piccilo - craigslist pull is in surprisingly ok shape but I would appreciate advice.

    Yes! This is awesome, thank you so much for taking the time to reply and for including links/infographics. I should be able to make all these changes pretty easily! And I feel much better about cutting back on the misting now. Thank you!
  9. blondebrowncoat

    Piccilo - craigslist pull is in surprisingly ok shape but I would appreciate advice.

    Hello everyone. Two weeks ago I snagged a veiled cham of craiglist from someone who didn't really know what they were doing. He's made some great progress but I'm still a fairly novice cham owner myself (my last cham was special needs and required non-traditional care). I have a good vet who...
  10. blondebrowncoat

    Saul- will he live or not? (just the title not a real question)

    This is so heart warming my eyes are getting misty. My first cham was blind and I hand fed him. He'll always have a special place in my heart. You did an awesome thing helping him out like you have! Go Saul! (love the name by the way lol)
  11. blondebrowncoat

    MistKing Bucket Leaking

    That's actually a really good point about using a flat surface. I'll give that a try and see if that helps while I wait for the new bulkhead to come in. The setup is about a month old - I just figured I wouldn't have a parts failure right off the bat. Kinda frustrating. Thanks for the parts info!
  12. blondebrowncoat

    MistKing Bucket Leaking

    I am in the middle of an ongoing saga with the bucket I'm using for my MistKing system. No matter what I try the bucket leaks. Details of the setup are this - Mistking is gravity fed so it requires the feeder tube to be located towards the bottom of the bucket wall. Here is an artist's...
  13. blondebrowncoat

    Starting a new enclosure.

    I used styrofoam and wood putty for my leopard gecko's enclosure.I wanted something that would be nontoxic to avoid any fumes, that would have an easier/shorter curing process than grout, and that would not weigh much. This is what I did: cut foam to add rocky detail/hot glued parts together as...
  14. blondebrowncoat

    Rescue Progress

    I have two leos too! That is a gorgeous little albino. The are so cute, they're like the puppies of the reptile world. My first one loves people and always comes out to greet people when they come over. My second one is EVIL but still friggin adorable. They are tough little critters, good job...
  15. blondebrowncoat

    Rescue Progress

    I got Peet at the end of April from a college kid who decided reptiles weren't her "thing". He was almost dead when he arrived. With a lot of advice from you guys, a good vet, and hours of special treatment Peet has pulled through! He's tripled his weight and can move around on his own, as well...
  16. blondebrowncoat

    Chitin Levels in Roaches

    @jamest0o0 I'm having to hand feed a rescue (tongue isn't working well). He isn't crazy about roaches but I have to get some variety in his diet. So, I'm cutting off their heads and parts of their exoskeletons because he refuses to chomp them unless they are simi-soft (cricket texture or...
  17. blondebrowncoat

    Chitin Levels in Roaches

    I've read a lot about how mealworms are terrible for herps with one of the reasons being their high chitin levels. While cutting up some larger roaches today for my cham (still hand feeding due to previous neglect) I realized just how friggin hard their exoskeletons are. Is this ok? Have you...
  18. blondebrowncoat

    Help with existing cage

    I wonder if wild chams get it from bugs that have eaten dead animals? They wouldn't be around those type of bugs often, but I'm sure they find their way up into the trees at least sometimes. It would be interesting to know what percentage that is and then try to mimic it in captivity.
  19. blondebrowncoat

    Help with existing cage

    Hi - I'm really sorry for your loss. Chameleons are so fascinating, but the trade off is their sensitivity. Reading your posting in the health forum along with this, here is what I would suggest. Humidity/enclosure - Veileds require less humidity than other chameleons. No zero, but less...
  20. blondebrowncoat

    Left eye closed, weird shape?

    I'm pretty new to chameleons but I've spent the past month nursing an almost dead veiled back to life. Eyes have been a constant struggle. I'll tell you what I did. Eye rinse It's possible he has debris in his eye. Try rinsing with artificial tears (preservative free) -...
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