My chameleon is.acting very strange

Daddymeatball

New Member
I have a 4month old male veiled chameleon in a 4x4 ft glass enclosure humidity stays around 65% and temp is avg 80f. Over the past few days he has not been eating he is still drinking but will occassionaly eat a wood chip from the base of the enclosure he still shows varying colors and moves around constantly im very anxious and worried because a cricket will be right in front of him and he ignores it, and he shed about 1month ago. Please if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.
 

MatthewTran

New Member
You should fill out the form to ask for help.

Also, it is not recommended to have any kind of substrate on the floor. It should just be bare lined with paper towels or something.
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
He should not be eating anything off the floor of his cage! This can block or damage his intestines. I know you said he hasn't been eating, but have you noticed if he's straining or unable to poop?
 

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
The wood chips may be what is making him act strange. If your chameleon ends up not being able to pass the chips, you are going to have some major problems I am sorry to say. As others stated, please remove them asap!
 

camimom

New Member
is his basking temp only 80% If so, it needs to be warmer.

They need the warmth in order to be able to digest food.

And as others have said. eating non plant or bug matter is bad.

it can cause impaction.
 

Daddymeatball

New Member
thank u all very much, he is still pooping and is passing the chips. Im a new reptile owner and I was just following the advice of the salesmen, he is eating a little more and ive incread the temp to 85-90 degrees F, ive removed all of the substrate thanks again to everyone I love my chameleon sully and dont want anything to happen. I cant thank u all enough
 

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
That is great news that he is pooping and did not become impacted. I am so glad that you are following our advice and removing the chips.
 
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