Chamilion

TimQ1969

New Member
Why does my Chamilion want to get out of his cage most of the time? As soon as I walk into his room he goes straight to the front of the cage and acts excited to get out.
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
He could be active/wants to explore or doesn’t like his cage. Could you fill out the ask for help form linked in my signature below and post a pic of the enclosure, please?
 

celeste_knitter

Chameleon Enthusiast
??? o_Oo_O Not sure why you replied without a response...

Here is the info she is requesting:
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.

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.
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
He probably wants out. You need more branches and vines, mostly horizontal, everywhere, with lots of plant cover (real or fake). What size is your cage?
 

TimQ1969

New Member
Ok Thank You for the advice. I thought he had plenty to climb on. He has lived in there since June 5th 2018. He was never anxious to get until 5 days ago. I change up the look in his cage often for him plus clean it out once a week.
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok Thank You for the advice. I thought he had plenty to climb on. He has lived in there since June 5th 2018. He was never anxious to get until 5 days ago. I change up the look in his cage often for him plus clean it out once a week.
Chameleons don’t like change. Give him a lush forest with lots of horizontal perches and pathways and leave it. What size is his enclosure?
 

timw1

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok Thank You for the advice. I thought he had plenty to climb on. He has lived in there since June 5th 2018. He was never anxious to get until 5 days ago. I change up the look in his cage often for him plus clean it out once a week.
He most likely does not like it when you "change up the look." The enclosure looks a little too small and definitely needs more plants and vines/branches. I think when they are younger they adapt to changes more readily, but need to settle in as they mature.
 
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