chameleon acting weird

blaznbowls

New Member
I just movied my chameleon to his new cage. I was just wondering what it means when they shake. Is he just adjusting to his new cage? also sometimes he has his mouth open like he is panting like a dog. He started doing this right after i misted his cage. Thanks for any help.
 

jeff138

New Member
How old is the cham? And what kind of cage? I'm not sure on the shaking but the mouth open usually means they are to hot
 

ken2414

New Member
if they move back and forth like they are dancing, it can mean they are telling you that, that is their tree. basically signifying territory. he also could see something in the cage he is taking as a threat. i remember i got a new fake vine and my chameleon literally attacked it and hissed at it until i removed it. just my thoughts.

Mouth opened means they are usually hot, unless he is hissing. check your temps.
 

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
Do you have a digital thermometer to check you temps and humidity? what type of lighting are you using?
 

ataraxia

Avid Member
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?
 
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