Follow up on my cham not eating & lethargic


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I have persevered with hand feeding and fluids with KC and although you thought I might lose him I am glad to report that he has got stronger over the week and actually moving around his vivarium with much more gustso. He now comes to me to be taken out and be fed. He is now looking much healthier and no longer dehydrated. I will continue with the routine he has got used to and hope he will continue for many more years know.
Many thanks.
Keith Maddern.


Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi Keith,
I am happy to hear but I am also a little confused... This is only your 3rd posting on the forum. The first was done in 2014, the second was done on my blog recently about this little guy, and this is your third posting. When you say although you thought I might lose him... You never asked anyone for feedback on your cham or filled out a help form so I am guessing this posting is a response to my feedback from the post you did in my blog.
While I hope that he continues to improve some of the things you were saying in the blog post were very concerning. So again I would love for you to fill out this help form so that we as a community can help support you in his recovery.

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  • 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?
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  • 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?

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