My panther always wants out of his enclosure!!

Zstewart823

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Hello all. I have a new panther Chameleon named Curry. Hes been with me for a week now. For whatever reason he always seem to want out if his enclosure. He has the medium reptibreeze chameleon enclosire. Soon i want to upgrade to the XL. I cant figure out why he always wants out. Basking temp is between 85-88. The rest of the cage sits around 70-72 during the day. The humidity levels are good. He is eating and his poop is healthy but he just doesnt like it in there it seems. He climbs to the top and digs at it like he wants out. Or he comes to the door and trys to get out. Maybe it’s just because it’s new and hes still adjusting. The only other thought is that i need more plant cover, but he mever really tries to hide in whats there anyways, he usually just hangs out at the top basking area. Any help or any ideas on how i can make him happier in his space is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum! your guy is beautiful! The reason he is wanting out of this enclosure is most likely due to him not liking it and try to escape.
Can you fill out this husbandry form?

Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?
 
Hi and welcome. :) I’m going to say that he wants out because the enclosure is much too small for him and with that there’s very little gradient of temperature and humidity for him to choose. I am not really seeing any uvb light. Do you have one? If so, what type and strength is it? I could ask you a million and one more questions, but if you answer the above, that would answer most if not all.
 
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