- Your Chameleon - Veiled, male, hatched May 1st 2019, purchased from a breeder August 2nd 2019. Completed his first shed with me August 20th-22nd.
- Handling - Once daily while hand feeding a portion of his feeders. He is never grabbed or picked up, I present my hand underneath him and allow him to climb out to food that I hold on my arm. He typically eats comfortably, then sits for a minute before turning back to the enclosure.
- Feeding - Mainly small crickets, with super worms, wax worms, and fruit flys as treats. Planning to add roaches, silk and horn worms once he is larger. I provide 10-15 feeders a day depending on their size. I leave him with 6 when I leave for work, I feed the remainder through the afternoon/evening. I gut-load feeders with sweet potato, spirulina, dandelion, collards, parsley, and carrots. He eats/hunts anything he sees with the exception of when he was shedding and only ate about 5 crickets a day and only from my hand.
- Supplements - I am using Repashy calcium plus. I dust half his crickets daily.
- Watering - I use filtered water treated for chlorine in a misting bottle and in a dripper. I mist the entire enclosure until plants begin to drip in the morning when heating up and at night before turning out the lights, I provide a light misting when I get home from work. The dripper runs all day into a basin that I can empty. I see him drink regularly.
- Fecal Description - Feces is typically half dark brown half white, it is soft but not loose. He poops on the same leaf everyday LOL.
- History - No history, since I got him as a baby. The breeder said he had been breeding for years and he bred additional insects and reptiles that I saw when I went to his home to pick up the Cham. His home was clean and all the animals were well cared for.
- Cage Type - I currently have the Reptibreeze screen enclosure 16x16x36. We will be building a larger enclosure once he starts outgrowing this one.
- Lighting - I use a Zoomed hood with a Zoomed Reptisun T5HO 10.0 UVB and a dome fixture with a 60w Zoomed daylight basking bulb. Lights are on for 12 hours everyday.
- Temperature - Basking temperature is between 80-85 degrees, ambient temperature between 70-75 Lowest overnight temperature is 65. I have a basking thermometer that’s placed on the basking branch and an ambient thermometer on the bottom of the enclosure.
- Humidity - Humidity is kept between 45-55% The bottom of the enclosure is a large Pothos that holds the humidity as well as plants in the surrounding living space, daily hand misting has shown sufficient so far. Humidity is measured with a humidity gauge.
- Plants and cage interior - A large Pothos sits at the bottom, it’s vines are threaded up as far as they extend. Three large plastic plants, vines, sticks, and
- Placement - The cage is located in the corner of the room on a desk. Fans and vents blow opposite of the enclosure. Light to no traffic. Top of the cage is 5ft from the floor.
- Location - Northern Utah