Cham fell asleep on me


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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
When I mean things I am meaning good thermometers, what plants are beat for their cages, what to put at the bottom of the cage (right now I have paper towels), what type of stick/climbing stuff should I put in there. Yes the list you gave me is perfect, I was just wondering what proper things were needed. Thank you for the articles, this was great help!



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Thank you so much!! Tomorrow I am going to need to get some more things for him, including different stuff to put in his cage to make it seem more suitable for him, different supplements (I will be doing tons of research to find the best one for him), more crickets. Also speaking of crickets, I am having lots of trouble breeding my own crickets, are the crickets from petco safe? I will make sure to fill out that form and he has a vet appointment scheduled for him in a month, I’m aware that is a little bit of a wait but it’s the only time I could get him in. Is there anything I need to know before I take him? Sorry for the many questions but what are good things to put in a chams cage? Like what brands are good, what type of materials are not ok for a chameleon? Right now he is sleeping (it is currently 10:00 pm) but tomorrow I will take pics of him and his entire cage.
Crickets are usually cheaper and healthier when bought online. That goes for all feeder insects as well.

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
where do you spray it in the cage? my room smells like dirt plants and bugs so I have bee looking for something like this.
I use it to disinfect & deodorize wherever my lizards have 💩ed.

Some folks prefer peroxide; some prefer vinegar & water. Vinegar solutions may take longer to air out.

I've tried these and more, and I prefer the NM. YMMV.


My chameleon normally goes to sleep around 10, and I always make sure I’m not holding him or that he isn’t out of his cage around that time. But last night I wasn’t paying attention to the time and I have him in my hand. He crawled up on my shirt and fell asleep, I made sure to put him right back but I read that that would be very dangerous if your Cham falls asleep on you. Idk if it was because he was stressed or if he was just tired.
Don't feel bad I just went to PetSmart today and got baited into a husbandry convo with an employee. ( I was excited to talk in person to someone with the same interests) then he hit me with, " why are you holding him?" I told he this stresses him out -then got hit with how it tames them to handle them. He instructed that I try to hold him 2-3 times a week for 30 mins a day. (I felt backed in a corner)
I am totally 💯 ok with not touching Sméagol. We have a mutual respect of touch me nots. I love having a mini forest in my room ;he loves our morning yoga workouts. I see beautiful colors at 7:45 am for feedings ; any feeding past 8pm he gives me black when I come close to cage. I am allow to spot clean during the day ; he will play wears Waldo behind the smallest vine .
🤝 I have only picked him up with a stick in a matter of months . My guy has been grouchy since birth. He has no interest in coming out his cage !😂☺️That's the perfect pet for me .
My daughter does have a neared dragon that is a baby doll. This sucker does anything to be held . Very sweet and eats about 20 cricket a day. My daughter is a teenager and named him Uzi . They are very tamed
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