Hello. Recently, I've caught my chameleon sleeping during the day. She's been sleeping in when I wake her up and goes to sleep before I even turn off her lights, which isn't normal for her. She was acting completely normal at the beginning of the week. Her eyes also look sunken to me, which obviously isn't a very good sign. She also experienced some diarrhea a few days ago, but I thought it was because I fed her too much fruit. Any insight on what could be the problem?
- Your Chameleon - Female veiled chameleon. Not sure of exact age, but she's likely around two years and a half.
- Handling - I handle her pretty often. Usually, she'll want to be held and climbs out onto me when she wants out; this'll happen 3-5 times a week typically.
- Feeding - I feed her crickets most of the time, though she occasionally gets fruit as well. (apple, banana, strawberry, grapes). I usually feed her every day.
- Supplements - Zoomed Repticalcium and Rep-Cal Herptivite Multivitamins. She receives calcium dust at least 4 days a week, and to be honest, I've slacked on the vitamins. She usually gets that around once a month for a few days.
- Watering - I have a dripper for her to drink out of, which I turn on to offer her water at least twice a day. I mist her 1-2 times a day for around a minute.
- Fecal Description - I noticed she experienced some diarrhea for a few days this last week. I thought this might be because I fed her too much fruit, but now I'm not so sure. Her usual fecal looks relatively normal, though occasionally her urates look yellow. She's never been tested for parasites.
- History - She had a thermal burn on her casque and upper back nearly a year ago. I believe it's fully healed, though part of her casque fell off. She also laid eggs in June of 2019.
- Cage Type - 16 in by 16 in by 28 in mesh cage
- Lighting - I have a ceramic heat bulb and uvb coil day bulb, Not sure of exact brands. I keep the heat bulb on 24/7 since it gets relatively cold at night. I turn the day bulb on when I wake up (8 am on weekdays, 9-10 am on weekends) and turn it off around 11pm -12 am.
- Temperature - 85 degree F near basking spot and 70 degrees on the bottom.
- Humidity - Don't have any way to measure humidity
- Plants - No live plants
- Placement - She's located relatively close to my guinea pig, but the guinea pig is usually out of her field of sight. Other than that, there's nothing significant near her.