Baby Veiled- How much do they sleep?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pwbedford, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member

    Hi everyone! I am a new owner of a cute baby veiled chameleon and he ate well yesterday. He fell asleep at about 7 last night and is awake now (8:30am) but is moving kind of slow. How much do babies sleep typically?
  2. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

  3. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member

    Thank you!

    Thank you so much. One more question, how many crickets do they usually eat a day? He ate about 5 yesterday. We have them in a little tray, but heard it might be better to turn them loose so he can hunt them.
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  4. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

    Baby veileds eat allot!!! Make sure the crickets are small enough and he should eat 15 or so a day. I would cup feed some and allow some of the crickets to free range in the cage. Just don't leave crickets in the cage over night or they can eat on your cham.

    Why don't you post some pictures of your little guy and his cage.
  5. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member

    Thank you. I will take some pictures today.
  6. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member


    Here is my little guy.
  7. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member


    Here is my cage I built.
  8. Symbiot

    Symbiot New Member

    Cute little veiled. My veiled was about that size when I first purchased him a month and a half ago and he's gotten HUGE since then.
  9. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member

    Thanks. So they grow that fast? That is great. We bought one the other day and he didnt make it through the night, but this guy seems to be doing good. He hasnt eaten yet this morning and is still a little sleepy, so I am hoping he is ok.
  10. pwbedford

    pwbedford New Member

    Here is one more picture... you can see him a little better. 028.jpg
  11. AndrewTheChameleon

    AndrewTheChameleon New Member

    dude thats cool i cant wait to get my baby veiled:)
  12. Chameleon Loco

    Chameleon Loco New Member

    You shoulnt buy baby chams that young they need alot more attention that if it was a little bigger who sold you the chams?
  13. hondataeg6

    hondataeg6 New Member

    Nice Cham, and cage... Is that dirt in the bottom of the cage??? if so I would remove it.
  14. Linzaray

    Linzaray New Member

    About what time do baby veilds go to sleep in the summer?
  15. carol5208

    carol5208 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Most chameleons (baby or adults) go to sleep or start getting in the sleeping position as the sun sets. They will probably not actually fall asleep until you turn the lights off. Lights disturb their sleep. It is best to have your lights come on when it gets light outside and go off when it gets dark. Just try to mimic their natural habitat.

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