Chameleon not growing

Maher

New Member
I have a chameleon, I got him on my last birthday and I’ve had him since he was maybe 2-3 months old, he is now a year and 3 months old, he is about 4 inches long without tail not completely sure on measurements or weight, he eats about 5-6 large crickets and then just stops eating, he eats the next day same amount, he’s very active and is very friendly, he drinks plenty of water, he just hasn’t grown much since I got him, does anyone know what the problem could possibly be?
 

Ambilobe123

Avid Member
I have a chameleon, I got him on my last birthday and I’ve had him since he was maybe 2-3 months old, he is now a year and 3 months old, he is about 4 inches long without tail not completely sure on measurements or weight, he eats about 5-6 large crickets and then just stops eating, he eats the next day same amount, he’s very active and is very friendly, he drinks plenty of water, he just hasn’t grown much since I got him, does anyone know what the problem could possibly be?
It could be a variety of issues. If you could fill out the “How to ask for help” form and attach some pics of your cham it will be easier for us to help you.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi and welcome. :) Here’s the questions that will provide the information needed to help you. Do make sure to post pics of your chameleon and enclosure, including lights.
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.
 
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