How old does my veiled look? Deffinately a male? Healthy? Newbie.

brandodelro

New Member
This guy is my first chameleon. Dont get me wrong I've done two months research and had his cage set up for the duration of my research. Rescued him from petsmart from a 5 gallon tank with moss and a water dish. Anyways... they didn't know his age and neither do I. I guess around five months. He has tarsal spurs but they look more like nubs. Does he look healthy as well? Also. Questions comments or concerns regaurding his closure. The first pic he is on my index finger hes about 3.5-4 inches without his tail. First also shows his spur on his back right leg. Second is a random. Third is his inclosure for now. 18x18x32 all screen. Thanks everyone has been so helpful on this site!

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sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
In the first photo he seems smaller than 5 months. more like 2 months.

he looks reasonably healthy to me :) glad you rescued him from what sounds like a poor pet shop situation

I'd suggest having a lot more branches in the cage. You dont really want him crawling on the screen, so give him lots of alternatives (in different diameters, horizontal and angled towards vertical). SOme people use tacks on the outside of the cage pressed through the screen into the ends of branches, or use magnets, to secure branches.

I see you use Rep-cal brand supplments. Nothing wrong with those. But know that the one with D3 is very potent, and so you dont want to use that more than twice a month.
 

brandodelro

New Member
In the first photo he seems smaller than 5 months. more like 2 months.

he looks reasonably healthy to me :) glad you rescued him from what sounds like a poor pet shop situation

I'd suggest having a lot more branches in the cage. You dont really want him crawling on the screen, so give him lots of alternatives (in different diameters, horizontal and angled towards vertical). SOme people use tacks on the outside of the cage pressed through the screen into the ends of branches, or use magnets, to secure branches.

I see you use Rep-cal brand supplments. Nothing wrong with those. But know that the one with D3 is very potent, and so you dont want to use that more than twice a month.

Thanks for the response. And ill be going to get more live plants and vines within the hour. I also have a calcium withoi d3 I plan to dust 4 of his 8 crickets every day.
 
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