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- Your Chameleon - Veiled chameleon (chameleo calyptrus) 4 months 1 week and he is male
- Handling - usually once a day as he is freindLy but haven’t handled him for a week as he has been shedding
- Feeding - 7 to 25 3/4 of an inch to half an inch crickets and some wax worms every day
- Supplements - Earth-pro-ca every other day and Nutrobal multivitamin every other day and CalciumPro on sundays.
- Watering - I mist once or twice a day and give him as much water as he wants with a syringe evry day
- Fecal Description - Usually firm with no smell and white unrated with sometimes a bit of yellow
- History - Bought from a reputable pet store he was smaller than his brother but once we bought him he started growing rapidly.
- 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?
Tysame i just saw it as well and if you could fill out the form we could give you tips and help you to give your chameleon a better life (too many new chameleon owners find this forum too late and realize they are doing stuff wrong due to misleading information on the internet
I have seen him drink before but I don’t mind giving him water through a syringe thanksYou could definitely mist a bit more often, in my opinion, and would not really need to do the syringe thing. Slightly longer sessions sometimes encourage drinking, but often you may not see them drink at all. The droplets on the leaves are a great source of drinking opportunities.
Oh also he is 85 grams now and is just over 4 months and a weekSo there isn't a perfect answer to this question, but it can vary a lot. Depending on things that are out of our control, such as genetics, and things we could be unaware of, like parasites, or variables such as amount and type of feeders and what the feeder nutrition is, enclosure conditions, and tons of other things, there is no one answer to this.
I have seen some very young veileds show adult traits earlier than the average, and others that are late bloomers. A few pics of your Shadow could help! (First off, we love the pics , but also we can sometimes tell a lot about their condition and possible concerns that could be present.)