I have read on here and other books that it's normal for veiled chameleon to gape while basking as it's a natural defense to overheating letting the saliva or whatever evaporate. Anyways i just hooked up new spot beam light for basking and temps range from 83 early making up to the mid 90's to upper 90's and back down through day by use of a dimmer to simulate sun going down. My 6-7 month old male has started gaping often now while in full bask. I get nervous and try to cool him by spraying the cage down or dim down the light sometimes but I dont think thats what he wants and I feel Im interrupting him. So should I just let him bask and gape? Is really what I like to know. He's well hydrated and eats plenty everything else is fine other than gapeing at bask and sometimes right before sleep. If he wanted though he could find shade and cool spots but does not and stays at the top of the 4ft reptibreeze to cook. I also read they like to bask in the range of 90 -105f. I keep the humidity around 50 % with a cool mist ultrasonic humidifier.