Chameleon is brown most of day


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Hey everyone. I have a 3 month old male veiled chameleon and ever since I owned him, he’s always brown during the day and green when he sleeps. Some days he green but most of the times hes brown and seems mad. I know that they tend to turn darker to absorb more heat but the temp is always at the recommended 78-80 degree range. Just wanna see if you guys had any idea why he’s not green more often. He seems happy, he eats a lot and moves around his cage and also loves coming out to explore. I just put him in his new cage a week ago. Its 4’x2.5’x2.5’ and I have a linear T5HO reptisun UVB bulb and a 75 watt heat lamp that gives of about 78-84 degrees depending of how far I put it from the top of cage. He gets misted 2-3 times a day and eats crickets that are dusted with calcium. I tried feeding him silkworms but he doesn’t seem interested. I will order different bugs and give that a try. Just curious to see if you guys have any advice. I’m thinking of taking him to the vet for a check up regardless to get some more info. Thanks in advanced.


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Is that a Colored light you have in the fixture?
Is he green if you take him out if he cage?
It’s a blue light one. I heard regular house lights were better but totally forgot to get one. When he comes out he sometimes turn green but again usually stays brown.


Chameleon Enthusiast
Coloured lights are not recommended...chameleons see colors differently than we do. It might be the problem...but you won't know until you remove it.
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