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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    What could cause such an infection? Is the fall/injury theory unlikely?
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    This basking temperature advice contradicts everything I've read elsewhere. For example, https://www.chameleonschool.com/chameleon-temperature/ "on average a chameleon will need a basking spot between 85° and 90° and an ambient cage temperature between 75° and 82°." Also, the Chameleon was...
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    It was a brand new bulb. I had it on daily for about a month before introducing the Chameleon to the terrarium.
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    Some sort of intestinal blockage did occur to me as a possibility. However, the bottom of the terrarium was covered in sphagnum moss, and I'm unsure how a small piece of sphagnum would have caused such a catastrophic blockage. Perhaps a small piece of bark instead? I regularly checked the...
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    I'm getting a little confused. I'm heard contradicting recommendations concerning the vitamins/Calcium/D3 so now I don't know who to trust. Concerning your question about the bulb, its a compact screw. Reptisun UVB 5.0
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    The basking temps were upper 80's, maybe 90 at peak. I didn't notice any signs of burning on her skin. I looked her over very thoroughly after she died and could find no sign of abrasion or burn.
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    No, I did not dust daily. I would dust with the vitamin supplement 5 out of 7 feedings a week (this was what I was told to do by the breeder), the other two days were just plain crickets. I used the Calcium+D3 in place of the vitamin supplement maybe 3 times.
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    From healthy and active to dead in 18 hrs.

    Two weeks ago I brought home a 4 month old, female Panther chameleon from a local breeder. This was my first Chameleon, but I have kept other small animals (amphibians and reptiles) for 10+ years. For the first two weeks, she was very active and healthy. I fed her crickets daily, and she would...
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