Any info on barely hatched panther chams?


New Member
My panther chameleon eggs hatched last week, i've had 21 hatch, 8 of the runts died on me, 5 eggs didnt hatch, and 4 eggs have yet to hatch or go bad

total of 13, 1 week old babies which i want to keep alive.

my temps stay at an average of 80F (85-75) with places for the babies to bask or chill. and roughly 65% (60-70) humidtiy but i get spikes of 80% after sprays which i do 4 or 6 times a day (but i never spray them directly).

i keep them in a sterilite bin with skewers and mesh and little fake plants. enough to give them space and spots to chill. theres a wet paper towel on the bottom.

i feed them flightless fruitflies and pinhead crickets.

I use a T5 5.0 uvb 24in tube and a 75w daylight spectrum basking bulb.
the babies are about 8 to 12 inches from the uvb and 12 to 18 inches from the basking bulb, which is on a dial which i set to my preferred temp

at night the temp drops to 70-75 and the humidity to no less than 50%

any information would help.
please let me know if you need more info or photos or something.
thanks for your guys' time


Chameleon Queen
Assuming you have the parents...can you answer the questions in the how to ask for help thread in the health forum please so we know all about how you care for the parents please?

That's a lot of die off for a clutch.

What are the daytime basking temps for the babies?
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