Hello, I am a new owner of chams, I've had mine for about a month. The pet store I got him from had him for about 3 months. i noticed this morning that he was very lethargic. walking around without lifting his body, and laying in his basking spot without holding on with his left legs. I worry that he hasn't gotten enough calcium but I've also gone through a few changes in the last few days, (rearranged cage and planted tree, loss of heating bulb replaced today, potentially up all night. ) i watched him most of the day he ate some mealworms today about 8. yesterday he seemed to be moving around okay but i want home much to see. before that, he was acting fairly normal. he seemed much better tonight than he was this morning.
- Your Chameleon - Male, Vailed Cham
- Handling - only once to plant a tree in his cage.
- Feeding - I feed my cham a mix of gut-loaded crickets, large mealworms, and silkworms as a treat. I usually alternate between worms and crickets and feed him in the mornings. Ill put enough into the cage that he ussaly leaves a few to snak on while I'm not home. I gut load the crickets with a vitamin supplement or whatever fruit I have in the house.
- Supplements - I've dusted with repi calcium, but no D3, I just stared with D3 today. I also plan on dusting daily instead of every other day.
- Watering - I have an auto mister that mists every hour for 1 minute. the fica I have in the cage is almost always wet. and I have it off at night
- Fecal Description - droppings look normal light to dark brown no noticeable undigested bits with regular movements. untested
- History - hes currently going through puberty and just recently shed. my basking bulb broke on me two days ago and had a low power bulb for that time. temp around 65-70 fixed that today. he also might have been kept up last night from my roommate having a party until the crack of dawn.
- Cage Type - screen, 1.5 feet by 2.5 feet.
- Lighting - two bulbs both UVB and basking bulb lights on around 9am of around 10pm.
- Temperature - basking spots range from 95 - 80 - 75 - 65 on the floor of the cage. overnight no lower than 60
- Humidity - no humidity measurements but the cage is under constant spry.
- Plants - 1 live plant brand new, ficus tree
- Placement - cage is not near windows or vents, sometimes can be high traffic but most days is left alone. top of the cage is about 6 feet off the ground.
- Location - Raleigh North Carolina.