Meet Oscar !

nickeeyy

Member
Hello meet Oscar ! He's a 10 month old (or thereabout) male partyhat chameleon with semi-striking vivid green spot banded & sometimes orange dot markings. He loves to shoot his most striking vivid green colors at 12A while turning in for the night and mega hiding in his oak tree leaf & wood clusters. He's at that age where chasing & hunting crickets all the time has lost its luster though he loves sitting at the most high spots & hanging out !
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Ares05

Chameleon Enthusiast
Dont mind me, the fun-sponge. :ROFLMAO:

Why is he awake at 12am? (assuming thats what 12A means) Or why is he just going to bed at 12am? Am I missing something? lol.

Dont get me wrong, he looks healthy. Just wondering.
 

nickeeyy

Member
Dont mind me, the fun-sponge. :ROFLMAO:

Why is he awake at 12am? (assuming thats what 12A means) Or why is he just going to bed at 12am? Am I missing something? lol.

Dont get me wrong, he looks healthy. Just wondering.
Well he wanders off at 12AM and then goes to sleep and so we let him pick his time ( though we could force an earlier one we don't ) and don't bother him till 12PM; so far so good
 

Ares05

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hmm, he should go to sleep soon after his lights shut off normally.. what is his lighting schedule?
 

Ares05

Chameleon Enthusiast
Uhh-- how would that work... why cant you just set it to 7 to 7, or 9 to 9, or something with in the normal day-night cycle? I would imagine light naturally flowing in would mess up the schedule you've got going on there.
 

Ares05

Chameleon Enthusiast
In a different thread you were saying that you shouldn't give any water/humidity during the night. That is very incorrect. Talking specifically to veiled, they need at least 70-100 percent humidity during the night. When they breathe, the water particles in the air they breathe acts to rehydrate them as they sleep. (or something along those lines.)

You said it could risk an RI. Partially correct. Too much humidity can cause RI, but normally it doesn't happen at night. It normally happens when an owner fogs/mists too much during the day when the heat light is on. Heat + too much humidity = RI.

Could you fill out this form when you have a moment? Your veiled boy looks really healthy, but judging by his weird lighting schedule and that you dont see the need for humidity at night.. you may be doing something else wrong.

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