- Your Chameleon - Veiled, Male, 1/1/2 years old in my sole care 11 months.
- Handling - Everyday I put him in his window and then back in his cage. 3-4 times a week we go for a little walk outside and I let him climb around in his favorite bush.
- Feeding - Hornworms, crickets, superworms, dubias, mealworms, and collard greens. Has to be hand feed due to eye injury from breeder. Feed at 10 - 11 am daily. Offer a variety adn he tells me how much and what he wants and doesnot want and when he is done. Around 3pm I offer him snack. I put greens out and change daily. He will eat a few pieces 3-4 times a week. I usually have most of my list on hand and offer him each type of feeder until he eats. If he is not hungry he doesnt eat but I offer everyday.Some days he wants only crickets and will eat about 5 large. Some days its a mix of everytihng. I gut load dubia and crickets with bug burger, hormworms with replashy all other worms are kept in wheat germ.
- Supplements - Flukers Reptivite every other week and Repta calcium daily . I have liquid calcium from the vet that I inject into horn worms if I feel he hasnt gotten enough
- Watering - Reptifogger and hand mister. Cham does not drink but every morning after I put him back in the cage He will open his mouth real wide and breath in while twisting his body. I have taught him to take drips from a cotton ball and only after when I see him thirsty.
- Fecal Description - droppings are usually the same either one log brown or dark when he eats the collards greens and urate is white at the end or if he eats a lot of hookworms there is water like fluid with calcium flem in it. Like a tortoises pee. Yesterday there was a very small dark soft log with white urate. This is not normal. I test his feces for parasites about every four months unless it looks odd or he is asking different. Last test at vets about three months ago was normal. He has never had parasite but I bagged yesterdays and will take it in today.
- History - When he was purchased by my son for his grilfriend when he was about three months, there was a large scab on his forehead and they told them that it was from teh other chams picking on him. They felt for him and is why they got him.. after I got invovled, I saw that teh mid section of his left eyebrow was gone and there is a scar and teh base of teh casque ridge is gone. Something very heavy same down on his forehead at an engle and casued this injury, The older he got he less he was able to hunt which is why I hand feed him now. about 11 months ago my son left his gorlfirnd and stayed here temp adn then found out he was not being fed or misted so I told him to go get him now. He was severly stressed under weight adn dehydrated. This when I got invloved. 2 months later, I came home and my son said he had him out and could not find him and he ahd been missing for an hour. I had him turn everythgin off in the apt and I listened. about 3 minutes later I heard a noise in the heater. I opened the bottom dorr and saw a ltille bit of his face, he was stuck. I got him out, but he had gotten injured intitaly I tought I might have scraped his back and crest against the metal bottom when I was trying to get him out even tough I didnt feel him hit anything. But it soon turned out to be severe burns so he must have been wedged agsinst the pilot light area as the heater was not on. I immeidalty started to cvoer each area with silver sulfante as I tought if woudl be mild enough but still have an antibiotic element to it. Hes topped eating and it is the only time I have seen him drink water. I took him to the vet and was told to keep doing what I was doing and that it takes a long time for burns to heal on chameleons and the spikes would eventually die and fall off and the ridge too on his casque but would probably never grow back. I Continued to nurse him back to health and am happy to say that the spikes and top part of the ridge is growing back and the side of his casque that was white and thin is starting to get smaller iwth each molt. The only other issue was Respiratory Infection from sitting under the fogger at night. Vet gave him baytril and Ornax as well as inject5ions of all vitamins. He is very attached to me now and wants to be with me all the time.;
- Cage Type - Reptibreeze XL 2x2x4 with back and one side covered
- Lighting - Reptisun T5 HO 24", 75watt Basking with dimmer, Sansi white grow light. 8am to 8pm
- Temperature - gradient 70 to 82 have temp guage in cage at level of basking spot alos use a temp gun. Night set room heater to 70-75 depednign on how cold it will be overnight.
- Humidity - standard 50% increases to 80% during fogging and misting times. humidity gauge at midway area of cage. Mornng I take him out and let him sit
- in his jungle window Then I put fogger on high and then fully mist cage/plants right before I put him in. Once in I turn fogger down to low until he finishes eating then I turn off. Turn back on about 3pm on medium for about 30 minutes. Before lights out at 9pm I mist entire cage. Cannot put fogger on at night as he will try to sleep directly under it and get too cold.
- Plants Live only. Swiss cheese and large jade.
- Placement - On top of a standard desk near corner of room in no traffic area and across the room from teh wall heater.Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? Top of care about 7-8 feet off floor.
- Location - Los Angeles, CA