Help please!


New Member
I recently bought a baby chameleon and I’ve done everything I think was right and he just started looking lighter and more weak I have read and researched everything he’s at his last bit of energy he’s dehydrated for one and not eating but he looks so bad and sick but I’ve been doing a hot steaming room with shower and put him into a warm paper towel with water to let him get water and it’s been i think working some but God please help me what do I do I feel terrible I have a misting system there right bulbs a awesome terrarium cage custom ... baby crickets what do I do! I don’t want him to die


Chameleon Enthusiast
Please post pictures of your chameleon and the enclosure from too to bottom. Fill this form up and post it back here in this thread so me or someone else can review your husbandry. 😁

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?


Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi. We’d love to offer you some help, but we need to know exactly what his conditions are. If you answer the questions already provided, we’ll have a better idea of what may be going on. For now all I can tell you is to avoid hot steamy showers. Even water that is lukewarm to us is scalding hot for a chameleon.
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