- Your Chameleon - Jacksonii xantholphus, 6months, male-owned for 1 month
- Handling - Handled occasionally, never stresses when handled, enjoys free moving around the room
- Feeding - Fed Primarily crickets haven't fed anything else (going to change tomorrow)
- Supplements - ZooMed Vitamins without D3, and calcium occasionally.
- Watering - Misting system, drinks water off the leaves and out of spray bottle when I spray the cage.
- Fecal Description - Fecal matter looks perfect, never checked for parasites
- History - 3 weeks in he was coloring up and looked fine, his eyes and everything look perfect skin is elastic. Just finished shedding and shed fine. Lighting cycle is 12 on 12 off.
- Cage Type - 24x24x48 Screen cage
- Lighting - ZooMed Lighting kit (UVB 5.0/Blue Tint Heat bulb)
- Temperature - 70-72f Daytime 65-66f Nighttime
- Humidity - 67-72% after mist closer to 80%
- Plants - Live Plants- Medium sized Delray palm Fake- Vines, Leaves plenty of space to move and get around access to all parts of the cage
- Placement - On a table 5ft off the ground in a corner near computer setup, very low foot traffic 1 person majority of the time 2 people in the room maximum.
- Location - Enclosed room in the back of a house, plenty of fresh air all the time.
Reason to be worried: I have had joe for around a month now, around 2 and a half weeks he was bright green all day and he seemed to be really settling in. As of late though he has not been so green, it would seem that for some reason one side of his body is a blotchy brown and yellow color. While the other side is quite bright green. The color is sort of similar to the picture where he is sleeping that brown except he no longer is that color when sleeping that was at an earlier time in his new home. He is always green on both sides while sleeping. This brown with yellow tint color always seems to be on the side facing the light. The UVB and Heat are concentrated in one side of his cage to give some level of variability in temperature in the cage. He does have a basking spot although he does not use it often. The temperatures are always constant and never vary off the acceptable temperature that Jacksons are supposed to live in. His diet has been crickets this whole month, but I am going to switch it up with wax worms tomorrow. In addition to the color difference, I have noticed that he will no longer eat crickets out of my hand but he used to eat them with no issue straight out of my fingers. I handle him occasionally and when I do he is always bright green and happy roaming outside of his cage and is never that blotchy color on one side just even green through his body. Despite his happiness when handling he still does not eat out of my hand anymore. I'm thinking that might just be his distaste that has grown for only eating crickets. I will update tomorrow if the wax worms make a difference in that. My main concern is his color which I know indicates mood, its strange that when he is out roaming around my mood he is green and happy but for some reason is unhappy and that same color inside his cage. Despite me checking everything cage enviornment wise i could possibly think of. I appreciate any help! Thank you!