Jackson Chameleon eyes closed all day

Luke3326

New Member
My Jackson Cham has his eyes closed all day and we don't know why. We feed him crickets daily and he has a uvb bulb and a heat lamp. He is misted every 3 hours for 3:30 mins. He has a large terrarium. What is the matter? We also dust the crickets.
 

JacksJill

Moderator
Staff member
If you could answer a few questions on this form we might be able to find the problem.
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.
 

Luke3326

New Member
If you could answer a few questions on this form we might be able to find the problem.
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.

I have a male Jackson Chameleon however the age is unknown. We got him from a reptile convention. We have had him for about a year now. We handle him maybe once a day, if that. We feed him calcium dusted crickets daily. About 6-8. We use a mister that mists for 3 min and 30 seconds every three hours and we also have a branch that we put him on and then we put him in the shower once a week. His fecal excrement is dark. He has been normal up until about a week ago when this started. He has been resting all day. His eyes are closed and he moves only a little. We have a screen cage that I think is somewhere around five feet tall and two feet wide. We use a spot lamp for heat and a uvb bulb as well. We do not use a live plant, but branches and leaves. The cage is below a vent however we don't use said vent. I am located geographically in SC.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
Vitamin D3 overdosed causes blindness, a possible reason

I have never heard this before. Although I guess with to much d3 it would cause all vitamins to be off balance and block absorption. I would think that the blindness may be a side effect of many other things going on.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have a male Jackson Chameleon however the age is unknown. We got him from a reptile convention. We have had him for about a year now. We handle him maybe once a day, if that. We feed him calcium dusted crickets daily. About 6-8. We use a mister that mists for 3 min and 30 seconds every three hours and we also have a branch that we put him on and then we put him in the shower once a week. His fecal excrement is dark. He has been normal up until about a week ago when this started. He has been resting all day. His eyes are closed and he moves only a little. We have a screen cage that I think is somewhere around five feet tall and two feet wide. We use a spot lamp for heat and a uvb bulb as well. We do not use a live plant, but branches and leaves. The cage is below a vent however we don't use said vent. I am located geographically in SC.

Are you using a calcium with or without d3? Are u using any multivitamins?

Jackson’s should get calcium without d3 twice a week. Calcium with d3 once a month and a multivitamin once a month.
 

Luke3326

New Member
Are you using a calcium with or without d3? Are u using any multivitamins?

Jackson’s should get calcium without d3 twice a week. Calcium with d3 once a month and a multivitamin once a month.

We do use calcium with d3 and no multivitamin so thank you, we will invest in that.
 

salty dog

Chameleon Enthusiast
There are so many oversupplement problems, I only use a rep-cal supervite twice a month and a calcium noD3 or phosphurus once a week and triple gutload my feeders with organics and my chams grow super fast and are healthy, no problems
 

JacksJill

Moderator
Staff member
Some common causes of sleeping during the day are: too much light at night their lights should only be on for 12 daylight hours and they should have 12 solid hours of darkness, colder temperatures can also make them sleepy during the day. What is your lighting schedule? and what temperatures are you getting for you ambient and basking spot?
 
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