Help is my chameleon a male

At 900 o clock today my Cham didnt eat which is very unusual he pooped yesterday for the first time it was chestnut brown with something white on it my Cham loves eating but not early in the morning but this is the only weird thing about it my Cham never drinks
Chameleons should eat in the mornings as they need to bask throughout the day to help with digestion and nutrient absorption. Brown/black feces is normal. The "something white" you saw was the urates which should be white. It's similar to how urine works with humans, white or very pale yellow indicates hydration, while yellow and orange indicates it is dehydrated. They can be shy eaters and drinkers so as long as shes defecating and passing white urates there's no need to worry. Baby chameleons should eat every day as well, but once she becomes an adult every other day is better. Make sure you are including other feeders besides just crickets.
What question
The questionnaire that has been posted multiple times in your threads

EDIT: Amanda just posted it for you. I would suggest having your parents fill it out or help with answering so we can get the most detail possible. Also, since it seems that its generally agreed that your chameleon is a female, you will need to set up a laybin for her and do extensive research on caring for females. Either that, or return the chameleon and get a male instead
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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.


Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
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