My guy turned yellow and orange!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flamegurl, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Flamegurl

    Flamegurl Member

    So I ususally take my Panther Cham, Happy, outstide every day from 5-7pm when i get home from work. He has an outdoor cage that he chills in for a few hours. Ususally its in the shade and its in the low 90's as far as temp goes. Today he turned a color I have never seen before!! The conditions were different as its the weekend: High 90's, sun out no clouds. He has branches and leaves to hide in within his outdoor cage, but when i found him all brightly oranged and yellowed up, he was climbing on the cage wanting out. He was warm to the touch when normally he is cool, as his normal colors are blue and green. As soon as he was brought inside his colors darkened to extreme dark green then he calmed down and went to his normal colors.

    Can someone tell me what happened? Did he just overheat? As a photographer, just had to capture his change as it was breath taking as well as surprising.

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  2. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Sounds like heat stress to me.
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  3. Flamegurl

    Flamegurl Member

    Will not being that again! Thanks for replying!
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  4. Harry The Cham

    Harry The Cham Established Member

    Well at the very least it looks cool
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  5. Goose502

    Goose502 Avid Member

    98ED6AFD-D812-4CAB-9943-8C67626A8FF3.png D16E9E3A-4DBF-4109-94A8-7EAA68D656F1.jpeg Mine got pretty yellow when over heated too.
  6. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Don’t let that stop you, he was just hot. I’m sure he loves his outside time, just be sure to keep an eye on him and maybe be a bit more selective about when you put him outside in regard to temperature. Upper 90s is too hot for a long exposure. Does he have a water source outside?

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