My female is shedding and she has been at the bottom of her enclosure for the last two days. She is staying a really dark dull green and only gets bright and happy when I’m holding her or she is asleep. Any ideas on what’s wrong with Willow?
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No access unless I put her in there yes it will hold tunnels and when I had her in it I put her stick and a fake plant with her to make sure she had access to waterdoes she have any way to acces laying bin? Did you try to make tunnels to see if they'll hold? Put some vertical sticks going to the laying bin. Do you just put her in there manually?
Can you post some pics of her? Do you have a laying bin? Has she ever laid eggs?
bright colours are actually stress colours. They get dark when relaxed.
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Bio active? I don’t know what that meansif your feeding from a bowl or cup I'd suspend it in the branches so it's easier for her to get to them. is your enclosure bioactive? if no, take out the substrate. its a breeding ground for bacteria that could harm your cham. Since you need to upgrade your enclosure big time, whatever you do. DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE CHAMELEON KIT. It looks like it comes with everything, it has the wrong dusting powder and everything. many of the keepers on here (Including Myself) has bought that thinking it was a good idea and we were saving money. we were not .