cat naps, any thoughts?

JacksJill

Chameleon Enthusiast
It's not a good sign the form might give us some ideas of what to do if it is at all husbandry related.
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  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
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  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
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  2. Photos can be very helpful.
 
It's not a good sign the form might give us some ideas of what to do if it is at all husbandry related.
Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
• my chameleon - marley, they said she was 2 but vet thinks a little bit younger, somewhere around 1 & 1/2
• handling - recently, had to switch enclosures & go to vet all other times only when needed
• feeding - crickets, roaches, wax worms, meal worms, horn worms (starting silk worms today) gut loaded orange cube cricket diet. i feed her as much as she’ll eat right now because she needs to put on some weight.
• supplements - most days dusted w/o D3, with d3 2 times a month & multivitamin 2 times a month opposite weeks w D3
• watering - monsoon solo mister, during the day 20 seconds every 2 hours, night time everything’s shut off - as recommended from a jackson’s breader - as well as little dripper dripping on leafs 24/7
• fecal - haven’t seen any in a couple days, need to get tested
• history - was at petco for 8 months, just got her a week ago. she came very skinny and sick, since then we’ve made a lot of progress, i think it was over supplementation of the D3 and what just comes with being improperly cared for for 8 months

• cage - medium size reptibreeze
• lighting - t5 linear uvb, 75 watt basking. no light at night. 13 hour schedule, lights come on at 7am, go off at 8pm
• temp - bottom of the tank corner coldest gets about 63, basking can get up to 90 (trying to work with basking atm) overall cage is around 73 - 80
• not measuring humidity (as advised by jackson’s breader, a daily schedule should be good at 20 seconds every 2 hours off at night)
• plants - golden schefflera (arbicola) and gold pothos. both plants were re potted in coconut substrate as well as rocks are covering exposed substrate
• placement - on my desk about 3 feet away from the window, top of the tank sits just under 5 feet from the floor
• located in denver, colorado

i’m well aware that she’s a sick petco chameleon, that turns most people off but that’s a big reason as to why i got her, she needed help & needed it fast. she’s doing leaps and bounds better so i’m not too too concerned, but she has taken to a cat nap everyday, i’ve heard that it’s signs of sickness but i’ve also heard it’s not something to worry too much about. thanks
 

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JacksJill

Chameleon Enthusiast
Two quick things change lights to 12 on 12 off 7-7 or 8-8 your call. 90 is way too hot get that down to 80 ASAP lift the basking light up off the cage top a few inches as necessary or use a lower wattage bulb. I use 40 Watt vanity bulbs sometimes.
 
Two quick things change lights to 12 on 12 off 7-7 or 8-8 your call. 90 is way too hot get that down to 80 ASAP lift the basking light up off the cage top a few inches as necessary or use a lower wattage bulb. I use 40 Watt vanity bulbs sometimes.
sounds good. was thinking that, just didn’t want to make the rest of the tank cold, i’ll see what i can do to prop it up. any other changes?
 
He’s sick. Fill out the help form, link in my signature.
• my chameleon - marley, they said she was 2 but vet thinks a little bit younger, somewhere around 1 & 1/2
• handling - recently, had to switch enclosures & go to vet all other times only when needed
• feeding - crickets, roaches, wax worms, meal worms, horn worms (starting silk worms today) gut loaded orange cube cricket diet. i feed her as much as she’ll eat right now because she needs to put on some weight.
• supplements - most days dusted w/o D3, with d3 2 times a month & multivitamin 2 times a month opposite weeks w D3
• watering - monsoon solo mister, during the day 20 seconds every 2 hours, night time everything’s shut off - as recommended from a jackson’s breader - as well as little dripper dripping on leafs 24/7
• fecal - haven’t seen any in a couple days, need to get tested
• history - was at petco for 8 months, just got her a week ago. she came very skinny and sick, since then we’ve made a lot of progress, i think it was over supplementation of the D3 and what just comes with being improperly cared for for 8 months

• cage - medium size reptibreeze
• lighting - t5 linear uvb, 75 watt basking. no light at night. 13 hour schedule, lights come on at 7am, go off at 8pm
• temp - bottom of the tank corner coldest gets about 63, basking can get up to 90 (trying to work with basking atm) overall cage is around 73 - 80
• not measuring humidity (as advised by jackson’s breader, a daily schedule should be good at 20 seconds every 2 hours off at night)
• plants - golden schefflera (arbicola) and gold pothos. both plants were re potted in coconut substrate as well as rocks are covering exposed substrate
• placement - on my desk about 3 feet away from the window, top of the tank sits just under 5 feet from the floor
• located in denver, colorado

i’m well aware that she’s a sick petco chameleon, that turns most people off but that’s a big reason as to why i got her, she needed help & needed it fast. i’m seeing some sunken eyes. she’s doing leaps and bounds better so i’m not too too concerned, but she has taken to a cat nap everyday, i’ve heard that it’s signs of sickness but i’ve also heard it’s not something to worry too much about. thanks
 

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JacksJill

Chameleon Enthusiast
It could be that her days have been too long and she isn't getting enough sleep. Keep the room as dark as you can at night.
It could be stress or illness. She has been through a lot.
Going to their slepspot early isn't a problem but eyes closed with lights on is not normal.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Can you post a couple of photos of her from the side please so I can see all of her head and body fairly close please?
 
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