Husbandry review


Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok...think I get it (cheated and looked at your prior posts) Here’s the help form. Copy & paste with your answers and then flag Beman to review it. She has been a bit busy lately, though I notice she’s still popping in.

Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.

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?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.


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@Beman Your Chameleon - a veiled, male, not sure how old he is , I got him from petsmart while he was a baby still. I've had him for about 3 months.
Handling - I only handle him when I clean his terrarium.
Feeding - I am feeding him crickets. I was feeding him about 10-20 but have reduced it to about 5-10 a day. I feed him in the morning and at night. I've been using flukers cricket water.
Supplements - I'm using flukers repta calcium with d3 and it's phosphorus free. I use it about 1 to 2 times a week, however it says for daily use. I just ordered a calcium one without d3 as well as multivitamins
Watering - I was spraying before but I noticed he was dehydrated by looking at his urates. I got him a waterfall but just removed it. I've never seen him drink but I noticed his urates got better, however I still sprayed his cage about 2 times a day while the waterfall was in it. I went back to misting it with a spray bottle and plan on making a diy dripper.
Fecal Description - his fecal droppings have been a dark brown, black color and have been long with white urates. He has not yet been tested for parasites.
History - he's already shedded once since I got him.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - I have a 30 gallon glass/screen cage. 18×18×24
Lighting - I have two 5.5 deep dome lamps. One has a 13 watt uvb bulb and the other has a 60 watt daytime blue heat bulb. I just ordered him a TH50 5.0% lamp. His lights go on at 9:00 am and off at 9:00 pm.
Temperature - his temp ranges from 80-90. Lowest overnight temp is 60. I have a thermostat with humidity and faranheit levels.
Humidity - the humidity ranges from 50-70 during the day. I create and maintain these levels by misting his cage. I have a thermometer.
Plants - I just added a pothos recently and placed it in the best position I could as of now.
Placement - my cage is located in my bedroom. It is a low traffic area. The top of the cage is probably around 5'0 to the ground
Location - I'm located in Oklahoma

Current Problem - just trying to fix any issues that you might see. Attached is a picture of the pothos I just added


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