Cham not eating???


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Is it unusual for a Cham to not eat when you move it into a new enclosure? I have a male veiled of about 6 months who I just moved into a new enclosure and hasn’t eaten in three days. Is this just an adjustment period or could something else be wrong? If something else could be wrong, I’ll post the formal chameleon help info in the comments. Thanks!


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Just post it here. Copy and paste and fill out entirely. Pictures tell a thousand words so please post pics of your enclosure, lighting, and cham

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.


Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.


Chameleon Enthusiast
I will say this not eating for 3 days at that age is not a great sign. I just moved my Cham into his new enclosure, then a couple days later made some improvements to it. Didn't effect his appetite 1 bit. In fact it increased because of the improvements I made to his space, branches, and foliage.
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