Is this a ok set up for my chameleon?

Little De Death

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ok so I’ve had him for a little while now, and I’m worried if I have a good set up or not?
 

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janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Welcome! Your he is a she...please fill out the help form. Definitely needs some upgrades ASAP.
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.

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

Alycia

Member
There are many things that I can see need attention. Your uvb need to be upgraded to a t5 linear. 10.0 in reptisun or 12% in arcadia. You will also need to add more vines and branches. I'm also concerned about mbd. The swelling in the joints and legs is a major indicator.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
She needs to see a good exotics vet ASAP. She either has mbd or gout. You need to switch out that coil uvb with a linear t5ho 5.0 uvb bulb. I say 5.0 because it look like you have the Cham kit cage. You will want to upgrade to a 2x2x4 cage. You will also need a laying bin for her
 

Little De Death

New Member
Welcome! Your he is a she...please fill out the help form. Definitely needs some upgrades ASAP.
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.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
I believe it’s a boy and a vailed chameleon I handle it daily I feed it crickets and meal worms and sOmThInG was worms and super worms I don’t dusts them.. I use a dropper. Screen with press n deal to keep humidity levers good the top is hot and the bottom is cooler I use fake plants no fans are near I’m in Oklahoma
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
I believe it’s a boy and a vailed chameleon I handle it daily I feed it crickets and meal worms and sOmThInG was worms and super worms I don’t dusts them.. I use a dropper. Screen with press n deal to keep humidity levers good the top is hot and the bottom is cooler I use fake plants no fans are near I’m in Oklahoma

Can you please copy and paste and fill out ALL the information in that form. It is a female.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
I believe it’s a boy and a vailed chameleon I handle it daily I feed it crickets and meal worms and sOmThInG was worms and super worms I don’t dusts them.. I use a dropper. Screen with press n deal to keep humidity levers good the top is hot and the bottom is cooler I use fake plants no fans are near I’m in Oklahoma

No mealworms. They have no real nutritional value and can cause impaction of the bowels.

Don’t handle her so much it stress them out.

By “something was worms” I’m assuming you mean wax worms? These should only be fed once in a while as a treat because they are high in fat.

You should be using a calcium powder WITHOUT d3 every feeding except twice a month use a calcium powder WITH d3 and twice a month use a multi vitamin powder. Use one for on feeding one week and the other for one feeding the next week. Understand?
 

Alycia

Member
I also agree. That with angle of pic it appears female a better pic of back feet will confirm this. Do you have a lay bin set up?
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
I’m confirming that it is absolutely a female without seeing the back feet.

I’m not sure about gout but she definitely has edema, MBD, a broken right rear leg, and at least 2 broken ribs. She is also almost certainly eggbound. She doesn’t have much time left if you don’t get her to a vet. Husbandry fixes are a secondary concern right now, they will not be needed at all if she doesn’t get medical attention soon.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
I’m confirming that it is absolutely a female without seeing the back feet.

I’m not sure about gout but she definitely has edema, MBD, a broken right rear leg, and at least 2 broken ribs. She is also almost certainly eggbound. She doesn’t have much time left if you don’t get her to a vet. Husbandry fixes are a secondary concern right now, they will not be needed at all if she doesn’t get medical attention soon.

I’m just curious how you can tell is a broken leg vs gout or a deformity from mbd. Or is it a break caused by weak bones due to mbd?

Not questioning your diagnosis just genuinely curious
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
Now that I look closer at the pic I can see it’s not gout because it’s more in the middle of the bone rather then the joint.
 

Thatwizard420

Avid Member
Her hind leg concerns me. I don't see any branches going parallel to the light,since you're using the dome light, which it's a big no, there's really not a way the chameleon can even get close to the light to get some UVB since it penetrates like an inch, inch and a half in a good day.
 

Little De Death

New Member
No mealworms. They have no real nutritional value and can cause impaction of the bowels.

Don’t handle her so much it stress them out.

By “something was worms” I’m assuming you mean wax worms? These should only be fed once in a while as a treat because they are high in fat.

You should be using a calcium powder WITHOUT d3 every feeding except twice a month use a calcium powder WITH d3 and twice a month use a multi vitamin powder. Use one for on feeding one week and the other for one feeding the next week. Understand?
Ok and I also feed super worms
I dust the crickets once and a while
 

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Thanks for the pics but from what was suggested earlier your chameleon needs a vet. Do you have one nearby that specializes in reptiles?
 
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