My Panther Chameleon is so Sleepy


New Member
Hi Everyone!

So I have a panther chameleon that is about 9 months old. I have had him for about 4 months, and recently he has been sleeping a lot. I googled it and the worst possible scenarios came up. I am worried about my little bud. I think it may be a vitamin deficiency but all I can seem to find is supplements that have D3 and Im getting mixed feelings about if D3 is even safe for him. Can someone clear this up for me?

Also I have noticed slight swelling in his right eye today (also maybe due to a vitamin A deficiency) but I am unsure. The only exotic vet in my state told me they no longer service chameleons. I am stressed out. Zameleon (Thats his name) is my little friend, unlike many other chameleons I know he does not hate me and because of that I think he is special :( Please help!


Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi there. This could be linked to quite a few things. If you could copy and paste the form below into your reply and fill it out with detail we can see what may be causing the issues. Also posting pics of your chameleon and your entire cage lighting down. I would like pics of the exact supplements your using as well.

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?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


Please Note:

  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
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