Welcome! Answer these questions and you’ll get more advice than you can stand! I realize your not asking for advise on husbandry specifically but if your Cham is under constant stress you won’t have the basic foundation in place to allow him to relax around you enough so he can trust you.
◦ 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 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.
1 The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
2 Photos can be very helpful.
Okay, you need more branches and vines, mostly horizontal, everywhere! Please fill out the form, and don’t handle your cham that much! Have you read the panther care sheet here?Panther Cham male
I’m feeding crickets dusted in Sticky Tongue. I try to hold him twice a day. I’ve had him 4 days so don’t expect total trust lol. Just trying to build good habits. I haven’t taken him to the vet yet. Hopefully Monday.
Give your cham more time to settle in before handling. When you do try keep your head and hands below your chams. Coming at them from above is threatening. Check out this podcast. https://www.chameleonbreeder.com/podcast/ep-80-handling-your-chameleon/ and this one