Hi I have a baby female panther chameleon and she won’t eat and she keeps closing her eyes and is not active please help this is urgent
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- 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?
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- 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?
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Looks very thin, are you sure she's been eating, have you seen her eat or just put the crickets in and not observed any feeding? If she has been eating you should get a fecal done anyway but I think a vet visit is worthwhile considering you can see her spine quite clearly.Baby panther chameleon, 3 months, 4 weeks
2 times awake for a check up
I feed my chameleon 10 micro crickets a day and I gut load them with carrots black berries
Current Problem - won’t eat, barley active, and closing eyes in day time.
- Your Chameleon - Panther Chameleon, sex female , About 3 months. Has been in my care for 3 weeks.
- Handling - 3times a week for a check up and to let him climb around for about 15 minutes.
- Feeding -She was eating 10 micro crickets and a few wax worms but he’s stopped eating.
- Supplements - I use flukers calcium I just put some of it on the crickets
- Watering - I don’t use a dropper I just mist her cage for 60 seconds 3 times a day.
- Fecal Description - her feces look normal but she’s not active and not eating
- History -she has been really good for 2 months but suddenly she became less active and was not eating.
- Cage Info:
- Cage Type - screen cage 18"L X 18"W X 24"H
- Lighting - 75 Watt Basking light and 10.0 UVB florescent bulb, 12 hour cycles, they go on at 8pm and off about 8pm.
- Temperature - usually 80-85 in the day time and night time is usually 60-70
- Humidity - humidity is usually 75-80
- Plants - there’s a money tree and a ficus plant and 1 large vine also some mossy vines
- Placement - cage is in my room with my door open always so the airflow is good we don’t have ac but we do have a vent that’s suck out old air and brings in new air
- Location - California San Diego