Chameleon on floor

Cianb

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Hi my female panther chameleon keeps going on the floor in her enclosure. We don’t know why but it seems like the tanks is too hot for her as we saw her try to bury herself almost like to protect herself. Could that be the case?
 

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Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.


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.
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  • 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:
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Lennoncham

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Hi my female panther chameleon keeps going on the floor in her enclosure. We don’t know why but it seems like the tanks is too hot for her as we saw her try to bury herself almost like to protect herself. Could that be the case?

Sounds like she is ready to lay eggs.
 

Cianb

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This is where she is now
 

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Calypratus

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some types of chameleons will lay unfertilized eggs even if they haven;t been with a male (like chickens). They should always have access to a lay bin with moist playsand or soil to bury their eggs. If you don't get her a laybin soon she can become eggbound (which is potentially fatal).
 

Cianb

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some types of chameleons will lay unfertilized eggs even if they haven;t been with a male (like chickens). They should always have access to a lay bin with moist playsand or soil to bury their eggs. If you don't get her a laybin soon she can become eggbound (which is potentially fatal).
Will damp coconut soil be ok for it
 

Calypratus

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As long as it is non-toxic and can hold a tunnel properly anything I think anything can work. I'm not so sure about coconut fiber though.
 

Cianb

Member
As long as it is non-toxic and can hold a tunnel properly anything I think anything can work. I'm not so sure about coconut fiber though.
Well this soil was recommended. Is this something I should look forward to or not as I wasnt expecting this
 

Calypratus

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@Cianb I recommend play sand it is somewhat cheap, easy to find, and keeps a tunnel when moist. You should definitely look into this further. this is a very critical time in your chameleons life and your decisions can change their lives for the better or worst.
 

Cianb

Member
@Cianb I recommend play sand it is somewhat cheap, easy to find, and keeps a tunnel when moist. You should definitely look into this further. this is a very critical time in your chameleons life and your decisions can change their lives for the better or worst.
Thank you so much for your feedback some people on here aren’t always the nicest but I really appreciate it I will keep posting updates and hopefully she will be fine
 

Cianb

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@Cianb I recommend play sand it is somewhat cheap, easy to find, and keeps a tunnel when moist. You should definitely look into this further. this is a very critical time in your chameleons life and your decisions can change their lives for the better or worst.
This is where she is at the moment
 

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Cianb

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So guys I’m happy to inform she has around 7 eggs atm and it seems she’s doing fine
 

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