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Haze1981

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Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - Veiled Chameleon. nearly 3 months, male and been in my care 4 days (Gizmo).
Handling - Once so far to put him in his home.
Feeding - I am feeding small crickets and Dubai Roaches, He has about 10 crickets and 3 or 4 roaches. I gut load with spring greens, rocket, sweet potato and dandelion leaves. I put feeders in in the morning.
Supplements - I use calcium without D3 every feed and I plan on using d3 and multivitamins twice a month.
Watering - I spray 3 times a day 2 2 minute mists and a 5 minute one. I have seen him drink a few times.
Fecal Description - His poop is normal and urates are white. He has never been tested for parasites.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - Medium reptibreeze mesh terrarium
Lighting - I use an exo terra dual canopy with repti sun 5.0 uvb bulb and a standard tube bulb. I have the lights on 12 hours a day 7am to 7pm.
Temperature - My temps are 29 degrees at the top and 19 towards the bottom. I have a digital thermometer.
Humidity - humidity is around 50%. I mist the cage and I have a gigial hydrometer.
Plants - I have 2 live ficus plants and an umbrella plant.
Placement -The cage is in the corner of my living room.
Location - Peterborough, UK

Current Problem - I don't have a problem but I would like to check that my set up is correct and confirm the amount that I am feeding him is ok. I don't want to over or under feed him. He is currently going through a shed but still seems to be eating fine. Also how do I introduce worms to him? He has never eaten them before and just looks at them and puffs himself up. I have offered silk and calci worms. I need some peace of mind as I had a chameleon before this one and it died after being in my care for 4 weeks. The vet believes it was a pre existing condition and was nothing I did wrong but I still feel bad that we lost him. I just want everything to be right for our new little one. I have learnt a great deal reading this forum but I feel there is much more to learn.
 

Mr Jingles

New Member
Congrats on the new one. My babies are around the same age than yours and are also veileds. From what I read your setup sounds fine. Hahaha I have the same issue with worms as you have, but I think they'll take to that as they grow up. Is the tube bulb the basking light?
 

Haze1981

Member
It is a standard tube bulb. I forgot to say that there was also a basking spot bulb. The canopy goes across the right hand side so the left is slightly darker. I know that too much light can be bad for their eyes.
 
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