Your Chameleon - 5 months old; Veiled Chameleon; Male; Has been in my care for 3 days.
Handling - I have not really handled my cham that much the past two days but I have had him out and he seemed to be very happy when he could walk on me
Feeding - I am feeding my cham crickets; Five a day; I feed him in the morning when I get up for school; I am feeding the crickets carrots
Supplements - I am currently not using any calcium, but I have looked into purchasing supplements.
Watering - I have a tube that is disposing the water onto a stump in my terrarium and is flowing down the side; I mist probably 3 times a day for around 45 seconds; I have not seen my cham drinking water
Fecal Description - N/A
History - He was at a pet store where he was bring put with another cham and only fed 3 crickets a day between the two
Cage Type - 4 side glass and a screen roof; 12x18x15
Lighting - Not for sure the brand but I bought a kit with two lights; I keep it on during the day and turn it off around 11 at night.
Temperature - Not for sure; I have not bought a thermometer, but I am about to purchase one.
Humidity - Same for temperature; have not bought the proper tools to measure
Plants - I am not using live plants
Placement -My cage is on mydresser; it is probably 4 feet off the ground and not near air vents
Location - Eastern Tennessee
Current Problem - The only problem I am having is that I have yet to see mychameleon drink; however, he is normally bright colors when I wake him, so I think that he is drinking while I am gone. Another thing is that he turned very dark when I throw the crickets in his terrarium. Is this normal and if not, do I need to try a different technique?
get either a t5HO or T8 linear UVB and bulb (use a Zoo Med 10.0 if the cage is at least 2’ by 2’ by 4’ tall).
get a regular white light heat incandescent bulb from the hardware store instead (they last longer and are cheaper than reptile basking bulbs). There should be 12 hours of UVB and basking and 12 hours of complete darkness
add in black soldier flies and larvae Add in roaches (dubia, red runner, orange-headed, and ivory headed cannot climb or fly) when your cham has grown more! silkworms too maybe here is where I order from http://www.lindasgonebuggie.com/ they have nice value packs and ship really fast also you can get rid bugs and replace with them its really nice!