Just some advice please

Icecoldpav

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Hey just wanted to see what some of you think of my Pasquale, his temperature is always around 70-76, humidity between 70%-80%, I made him a dripper which goes for roughly 6-7 hours, he's a 1 1/2 years old. He only likes crickets or horned worms (that's a treat they're expensive here) he's usually green but lately he's been a tad darker (maybe cause it's -20 celsius up here in canada but I'm not too sure) he spends his time alone and away from any house traffic and I see him for 10-20 minutes a day and pick him up once a week . His food is dusted with calcium, calcium d3 and multivitamin of course not at the same time. His food is all gutloaded with fruits and veggies, normally broccoli. Just here to take some advice or any tips for a healthier chameleon
 

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Lennoncham

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If he was dark before these pics it could of been because he was getting close to shedding. From what I can see in the pics he looks good.

Broccoli isnt a great choice for gutloading and should genarly be avoided. Some good choices for gutloading are dandelion greens, kale, collards, endive, escarole, carrots, squash, zucchini, sweet potato, sweet red pepper, berries, apples, pears, melon etc.
 

Icecoldpav

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If he was dark before these pics it could of been because he was getting close to shedding. From what I can see in the pics he looks good.

Broccoli isnt a great choice for gutloading and should genarly be avoided. Some good choices for gutloading are dandelion greens, kale, collards, endive, escarole, carrots, squash, zucchini, sweet potato, sweet red pepper, berries, apples, pears, melon etc.
Awesome thank you I appreciate it!!!
 

Thehippie

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what a nice looking boy, he'll be a little darker if he is cold too, what is his basking temp he looks fine though
 

Icecoldpav

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what a nice looking boy, he'll be a little darker if he is cold too, what is his basking temp he looks fine though
Thanks for the reply, right now it's at 87, normally basks in the spot the picture was taken, he goes to the lower one sometimes and that's at 82, again he's 1 1/2 years old don't know if that's juvenile or adult, I heard older Panthers need it around 90-100
 

Icecoldpav

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Of course I want him to be healthy and he is quite active but he's not much of a color showoff would that indicate anything? He's usually a nice green, like I said before since it's been getting really cold I have a heater on in the room to keep the ambient temperature at 75
 

Thehippie

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Thanks for the reply, right now it's at 87, normally basks in the spot the picture was taken, he goes to the lower one sometimes and that's at 82, again he's 1 1/2 years old don't know if that's juvenile or adult, I heard older Panthers need it around 90-100
at that temp your cham might be over heating here is the temperatures from the caresheets provided here
Temperature:
Baby/juvenile (<9 months): ambient 72-80F (22-26C), basking 82F (28C)
Adult males: ambient 75-80F (23-26C), basking 85-90F (29-32C)
Adult females: ambient 75-80F (23-26C), basking 80-85F (26-29C)
 
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