10.0 Uvb burned? Or something else... stress ?

Stress or uvb burn?

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JoseCermeno

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Hello everyone. I have a baby male ambilobe. He is 3 months old now. I have him since he was only 11 days old. I know that I shouldn't have bought it that young. But he is doing great until today I noticed a weird black color pattern. I believe that there are stress signs. I believe that because I recently changed his timer for the lights. I wanted him to get 12hrs of light and 12hrs total darkness; 7:30am to 7:30pm. It used to be 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Lighting: I have a 10.0 uvb that is working very well so far. I have some 5000k lights for his umbrella plant and split leaf plant. And a house bulb that gets 79°f max.

Cage: I recently changed him to a bigger cage. He eats better and drinks more from the umbrella plant. He used to be in a 18in tall 17in wide. Now that he is 3 months old I moved him into a 3 feet tall - 18 wide. He is being there for a week now.
Temp: Is gets could so I have a ceramic bulb conected to a temp controller set up so that it doesn't let temp get below 60°f at night.

Food: crickets fed with bug buger, fruitflies, Phoenix worm. Calcium w/o D3 every day on one pray if it's a cricket or a worm. If it's fruitflies I dust around 10 of them. D3 I do the same but 2 times a month. Also vitamins ever 2 weeks.

Water: I make sure he drinks water every day by dripping water on the umbrella plant for couple of minutes every couple hours through out the day.

Like I said. He is doing great. I have experienced on veiled chameleons but this is my first panther chameleon. I'm concerned about those black patterns. It could be a uvb burn from 10.0 reptisun.
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janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi there, I noticed the other thread had pretty much the same info. When you post multiple threads on the same issue it can get very confusing. Even though one person responded you can still post updates to the original thread. I can go and bump the thread so it can be brought back to the front page. :)
 

JoseCermeno

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Hi there, I noticed the other thread had pretty much the same info. When you post multiple threads on the same issue it can get very confusing. Even though one person responded you can still post updates to the original thread. I can go and bump the thread so it can be brought back to the front page. :)
Thanks
 

JoseCermeno

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I’ll reply with my thoughts to your other thread when you post your completed help form.
Chameleon Info:

  • Chameleon Specie - Panther chameleon probably a mixed blue & red bar ambilobe. Breeder told me he is a male. He has been in my care since he was only 11 days old. Now he is 3 months old. He was born on 10/01/19

  • Handling - I rarely handle him. Only 1 time every 2 weeks I guess.

  • Feeding - Mostly crickets fed with bug burger. Fruitflies and Phoenix worms. He eats daily around 2-5 crickets and 6-10 fruitflies and maybe 1-2 Phoenix worm through out the day. I offer everything and let him eat all he wants. Sometimes he eats a lot and sometimes he doesn't
  • Supplements - Rep-Cal is the brand I use for all the supplements
  • Calcium w/o D3 dusted on 1 cricket every day
  • Calcium with D3 2 times a month
  • Vitamins every 2 weeks

  • Watering - I used the dripping water method on an umbrella plant. 3 times a day for around 30min.

  • Fecal Description - a lot of dark brown/back with a little bit of white at the end. This chameleon has never been tested for parasites
  • History - Like I said I have him since he was only 11 days old. He was very tiny but grew up really fast. He used to be on a 17inches × 18in screen cage. I moved him to the large cage he has been there for 1 week. He used to have a 10.0 uvb now I switched to the 5.0 because the possibility of a burn by uvb. His light schedule used to be 8am - 7pm

Cage Info:

  • Cage Type - Screen, glass combo.
  • 3 feet tall 18in wide
  • Lighting - currently I use a 3 head grow light full spectrum, 15" Repti Glo 5.0 uvb, silvania halogen flood 39w (50w replacement) I recently changed the light schedule so that he gets exactly 12hrs of light and 12hrs of total darkness. 7:30am -7:30pm.
  • Temperature - I used digital thermometers; 80° top, middle around 67 ° and low is around 60°
  • Lowest overnight temp is 60 I use a temperature control to not let temperature drop below 60
  • Humidity - always around 60% and I use spray on the umbrella plant so that he can also drink.
  • Plants - umbrella plant and split leaf plant at the bottom of the cage.
  • Placement - Cage is in my room. My room is always empty. No traffic. He barely sees any movement other than me when I check on him.
  • Location - Sacramento California

Current Problem - I'm concerned about the very unusual coloration when he was getting ready to sleep.
 

ZEROPILOT

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It looks like you have a T8 UV light......With the plastic cover on the bulb and sitting on top of the screen.
If it is a T8, with the plastic cover and through a screen, I doubt that there is any actual UV.
Even a T5 with both a cover and a screen to go through would offer little to no UV.
Forgive me if I've missed something. I'm on my phone and my eyes aren't great.
 

JoseCermeno

New Member
It looks like you have a T8 UV light......With the plastic cover on the bulb and sitting on top of the screen.
If it is a T8, with the plastic cover and through a screen, I doubt that there is any actual UV.
Even a T5 with both a cover and a screen to go through would offer little to no UV.
Forgive me if I've missed something. I'm on my phone and my eyes aren't great.
No there's is no plastic
 
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