HELP! Is she sick?

#1
I have just purchased my very first veiled chameleon on February 27th.. I was told she was around 7 months old, I mist her and her leaves 3-4 times a day to make sure she is hydrated. Well these past couple of days she hasn't ate anything and she sleeps ALOT, I keep her enclosure temp around 86°F during the day and then it goes down to around 74° at night. She still drinks but she has a very light green color. I've been spending my whole day looking up reasons and ways to tell if she is sick but nothing yet. Anyone have any advice? Should I maybe force feed her? Anything to help please!
 

Peeps101

Established Member
#6
What’s with this weird sickness in baby veiled chams, all the same symptoms: sleeping lots throughout the whole day, not eating or drinking.. I’ve seen this happen like 3 times, it’s really weird
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
#7
What’s with this weird sickness in baby veiled chams, all the same symptoms: sleeping lots throughout the whole day, not eating or drinking.. I’ve seen this happen like 3 times, it’s really weird
It is 9 times out of 10 husbandry issues where people are told to get or use the wrong stuff. When even one thing is not correct it can lead to lack of eating or drinking and sleeping during the day. This is why we ask for the help form to be filled out and pictures because we need detailed info to help.
 

Dave85731

Established Member
#11
It won’t let me view the pic for some reason but they can carry eggs as soon as 4 months at times try a laybin at her age you should have one in there
 
#12
I'm placing one in the morning with sand, I'm a first time chameleon owner I knew 50% care for them. I read so much today and learned so much. Still learning, but she isnt fat or big everything I read and saw was big belly's and some you could see round balls near the tail and on the side of belly. I'm still placing the sand tray just to he safe.
 

Dave85731

Established Member
#13
Not all of them you can see have eggs they just end up starting to dig lol... but you’ll learn tho just research and more research there’s never to much to learn
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
#14
I'm placing one in the morning with sand, I'm a first time chameleon owner I knew 50% care for them. I read so much today and learned so much. Still learning, but she isnt fat or big everything I read and saw was big belly's and some you could see round balls near the tail and on the side of belly. I'm still placing the sand tray just to he safe.
Hi hun this is a really good blog post on egg laying and the bin. https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/egg-laying-and-the-laying-bin.345/
Dave85731 is absolutely right though as far as the possibility of her needing to lay. If this is the case putting in the lay bin asap is needed so she does not become egg bound.

I would still fill out the form I gave you though because there may be something additionally we can point out before you have issues down the road.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
#20
She is more active this morning she has been wondering around. But still not eating, she did drink.
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