Finally here

Cameryn

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Finally got her sooooo excited spent all day setting up her cage!
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
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This is her enclosure working on getting a lay bin she is about 2 months old
Ok so I hate to be the barer of bad news hun. But this will not work for her. This will not provide the air circulation she needs because it is just a large aquarium. If you want to go with glass then it needs to be an exo terra terrarium. Otherwise it needs to be a screen enclosure. Also I am not seeing the T5HO light fixture for her UVB. This is extremely important at this stage. She needs it to grow strong bones. You have this ordered correct but it does not come until next week?
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hey I’m sorry to say but your cage needs improvements. Chameleons are tree dwelling creature and need vertical cages. It also looks like your uvb like needs some upgrades. I can help you if you like. If you can plz fill out this forum so we can see what else needs to be changed

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.
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok so I hate to be the barer of bad news hun. But this will not work for her. This will not provide the air circulation she needs because it is just a large aquarium. If you want to go with glass then it needs to be an exo terra terrarium. Otherwise it needs to be a screen enclosure. Also I am not seeing the T5HO light fixture for her UVB. This is extremely important at this stage. She needs it to grow strong bones. You have this ordered correct but it does not come until next week?
Ahh you cute thing I debated to tag you or just do this myself lol
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
But right now I don’t have enough money to get a new cage
Ok well this one is not going to last long. You will have to really really watch your temps because it will become a hot box for her. If she is only 2 months you should not need to put much if any heat on her. But I would say you have maybe a month before you have to get her into a better cage hun. Otherwise your looking at respiratory issues with the one you have.
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Where do I find the form so I can fill it out
Here you go


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.
 

The Wild One

Chameleon Enthusiast
Just talked to her about it and she said she thought it was too small, when she gets home she’ll move her to that viv until she can a bigger one
 
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