Basking light

Erwin

New Member
Im staying in Singapore at the weather here is pretty hot. My room temperature ranges from 26c - 28c and never has gone lower or higher. So do i still need a basking spot for my cham??
 

GabeCastro

Established Member
Im staying in Singapore at the weather here is pretty hot. My room temperature ranges from 26c - 28c and never has gone lower or higher. So do i still need a basking spot for my cham??

Yes, I would use a 25w bulb to give your cham a hot spot to bask. Shouldn't be over 32c. Ambient temps may be high and you might struggle with having really high humidity. I don't think i've ever said that haha. Also you'd want proper UVB lighting aswell.

You should be fine though, You're living in conditions close to madagascar anyways :D

Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation for your cage (full mesh).
 

Erwin

New Member
Yes, I would use a 25w bulb to give your cham a hot spot to bask. Shouldn't be over 32c. Ambient temps may be high and you might struggle with having really high humidity. I don't think i've ever said that haha. Also you'd want proper UVB lighting aswell.

You should be fine though, You're living in conditions close to madagascar anyways :D

Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation for your cage (full mesh).


Thanks alot for ur help. Appreciate it. Bt wat about humidity?
 

GabeCastro

Established Member
Hw do i make the humidity like to around 60%-70%??
I was just assuming you'd have high humidity in Singapore...Just checked the weather for you guys and humidity is around 62%, which is good for a chameleon. I was just worried it may be "too" humid, but you should be fine. I was thinking your humidity in Singapore was much higher.

To get your humidity higher so it spikes to about 85% you can hand mist 2-3 times a day for 3-5 minutes. Just be sure to spray around your cham aswell so he can clean his eyes, soak up some water, and drink off of leaves. Also provide a dripper so your cham can drink plus the dripper provides an extra bump in humidity.

You can make your own dripper too just take a large container, or a big water bottle and poke a tiny hole on the bottom so you get a slow drip.

Hoped that helped!

I have a few questions for you aswell. What species of chameleon do you have? and is it a male/female? Some species require different husbandry so I may be able to help you out.

-Gabe
 

Erwin

New Member
Thanks alot man for ur help. Im getting a veiled cham really soon. So im abit excited and worried at the same time.
 

GabeCastro

Established Member
Yup, no problem.

Just remember to read up on gutloading + calcium supplements // vitamins. Also plant safe list, veileds like to eat plants.

Gutloading: (stole these links from sandrachameleon)

https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs...utloading.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs...tload-one.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs...gust-2012.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs...utloading.html

Safe Plant List:
http://www.flchams.com/safe_plant_list.asp

Supplementing: (do more research on the forums)
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/65-supplements.html

Sexing Veiled Chameleons:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/tarsal-spur-49848/

If you end up getting a female, the care is slightly different. So be sure to read up on that aswell.

You can also use a 25w-60w regular household bulb for a basking bulb to save a few bucks.
 
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