Does your chameleon "nap"

ken2414

New Member
Well I've noticed that throughout the time Ive had my chameleon, he will sometimes be caught in doing something, like moving around or what not, and then he just closes both eyes and seems to sleep. but he will re open them whenever there is movement around him, like if i walk up to the cage. its funny cuz he will sometimes be in the middle of his stride and go to sleep. does anyone else's chameleons take these quick naps?

oh and everything in his environment is normal like lighting, temps, etc.
 

PrettyInInk87

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It is not normal for a Chameleon to "nap" during the day and is a sign of sickness. Have you filled out the questionaire? Pictures are always great!
 

Maurer3D

New Member
Well I've noticed that throughout the time Ive had my chameleon, he will sometimes be caught in doing something, like moving around or what not, and then he just closes both eyes and seems to sleep. but he will re open them whenever there is movement around him, like if i walk up to the cage. its funny cuz he will sometimes be in the middle of his stride and go to sleep. does anyone else's chameleons take these quick naps?

oh and everything in his environment is normal like lighting, temps, etc.
Sounds like he is just trying to hide from you, one of my chameleons does this whenever my niece comes into my room (she can be loud and jumpy at times). If its just short pauses like that it isn't anything to worry about.

This is the "How to ask for help" form that was talked about a few posts ago.
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?
 

ken2414

New Member
thank you everyone.

well its just short pauses and thats it. he is usually quite active, but usually he will have this short pauses on the day hes not fed, which he is fed everyother day with about 5-8 crix.
 
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