Okay, thank you very much
Okay, thank you very much
yes the bowl on the bottom is for feeding but I read somewhere they want there food at they're basking area so I am working on trying to get I up thereHis dish at the bottom of the cage is for feeding, correct? Looks like a bowl, but it could be a rock or something. I'm also seeing substrate. You want to remove that. They do not need any and can accidentally ingest it when eating a feeder if one gets to the bottom.
yes the bowl on the bottom is for feeding but I read somewhere they want there food at they're basking area so I am working on trying to get I up there
Your enclosure is incorrectly set up for a chameleon... Your also not using a UVB light. See my feedback in Red Bold.
Your Chameleon - Veiled chameleon, Male, 10 moths, he has been in my care for 5 days now
Handling - He handel him once a day or every other day but only is he walks to my hand. You should not be handling him at all. It will cause more stress.
Feeding - I feed him Cricket and fox-worms and I gut-load them with greens and cat-food. I try to feed him everyday. Cat food should never be fed to feeders. Only fresh veg or a commercial gutload.
Supplements - I haven't bought any supplements because of covid but I ordered som yesterday. What did you order? Calcium
Watering - I have seen my chameleon drink when I mist the enclosure I use a misting system. How often and how long are you misting for? Are you spraying the fake plant for him to drink off it? I mist twice a day and for tow min
History - The other owner did not take good care of him and he just sheeted.
Cage Type - Its a glass cage... Are there ventilation panels at the bottom? If not this will not work for a chameleon. It will hold stagnant air. This in turn can create an area of bacteria growth that can cause an RI. I don't know anything about the cage because the other owner don't know anything too.
Lighting - I don't know right know but I just bought some new UBV lights T5 5.0. Did he not have UVB lighting prior to you having him? If not then you have more to worry about like MBD> Without UVB lighting and being able to bask at the correct distance below it this lowers their appetite along with many other things. No he did not come with an UVB light and has never had one.
Temperature - Basking spot is 27-30 celsius and the rest of the cage is about 22-24 celsius.... How are you measuring your "basking" temp? 30 is on the higher end. Should be more like 27-28.
Humidity - I don't use living plant but I want to buy some soon, he just have a fake one and a lort of tree. .. Fake plants are dangerous for Veiled chams... see the veiled tested plants on this list. https://chameleonacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Chameleon-Plants-122819.pdf
Placement - he is the highest spot in my room and is area my bed.
You should start reading this husbandry program https://chameleonacademy.com/chameleon-husbandry-program-getting-started-with-chameleons/
He looks extremely thin and frail. I would not be surprised if there is a parasite issue going on as well. A vet can run a fecal to determine this.
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