Hatchling not eating

mcboyd

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I have a hatchling that is six days old. It is drinking water but not eating. It sleeps a lot and will roam around every few hours but it will not eat. It is very lethargic. I have tried fruit flies, pinhead crickets, tiny worms and nothing seems to attract it to eat. I have all of the habitat items suggested, has foliage, temp is between 78-85, has all the recommended lights and I mist it 3-4 times a day to keep it at least 70% humidity with some parts more and some less. I also have a humidifier constantly running in that area for my other lizards.

This is the only one of my clutch to hatch and they have been incubating since March 3, 2021. There are still 15-20 eggs that are plump and veined and look viable so I have just left them alone.

This picture with eggs was hatch day. The one on the stick was three days ago and the one on the ground is today.
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
IMHO...your temperatures are too warm.
Was there any yolk left attached to its belly when it was born?

The substrate for the eggs looks very moist....but it's hard to be sure from a photo. Are you incubating the eggs in sand?
 

mcboyd

New Member
IMHO...your temperatures are too warm.
Was there any yolk left attached to its belly when it was born?

The substrate for the eggs looks very moist....but it's hard to be sure from a photo. Are you incubating the eggs in sand?
I will lower the temp and see if that helps. There was some of the yoke sac left the first few days so I didn’t worry too much about it eating. But now that is gone.

I have about 90% vermiculite in the container but the eggs were laid in sand so when I scooped them out I scooped the sand surrounding them to make sure they didn’t turn.
 
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