Need help determining if my 12 month panther chameleon is the right size for his age

LuisG2003

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PLEASE HELP ME... can someone help me by telling me if my 12 month old panther chameleon is the right size for his age (HE IS 12 months old) PLEASE HELP. Is his size accurate for his age he’s 12 months old.
 

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CamoChameleonsHuman

Chameleon Enthusiast
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.

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LuisG2003

New Member
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.

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Please Note:
The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
Photos can be very helpful.
Do I need to reply to all of this ??
 

ChameleonRave

Avid Member
Your chameleon appears to be healthy.

Each chameleon will grow a bit differently, just as humans do. Are you sure he is 12 months old? I have had several chameleons in the past that seemed to either be typical adult sizes or my interpretation of an adult size and some that seem to take their time growing.
 

LuisG2003

New Member
Do I need to reply to all of this ??
Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care? It’s a ambilobe blue bar chameleon, he’s a male, he’s 12 months old and I’ve had him for 9 months
Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon? I take him out every day and I let him sit outside in his cage for about 2 hours with my supervision
Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders? I feed my chameleon crickets, worms and more , I feed him 7 to 8 large crickets a day I gut load the crickets with vegetables such as carrots and calcium and more
Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule? I use reptile calcium without d3 and rep cal for multi vitamins and rep cal with d3 I dust my crickets without d3 every day and with d3 1 a month and multivitamin 2 times a month
Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?i mist my chameleon and I see him drinking well I mist for about 5 minutes and 2 times a day
Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? No hasnt been tested for parasites his colors get brighter after every shedding
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? His cage is a repti breeze chameleon kit with a ficus plant and some branches I use a dome with a blue light bulb and a repti sun light bulb I turn on his lighting around 6:00am and off at 8:00pm
Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps? 76-89 I have a thermometer for measuring his basking spot and his highest is 85 in basking spot
Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity? I take him outside for humidity since I live in Florida and there’s lots of humidity and misting
Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind? Ficus plant
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?my cage is located next to my bed on top of my drawer
Location - Where are you geographically located? Miami Florida

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about. My chameleons size for his age I’m not sure if his size is appropriate for his age ( he looks small)

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

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LuisG2003

New Member
Your chameleon appears to be healthy.

Each chameleon will grow a bit differently, just as humans do. Are you sure he is 12 months old? I have had several chameleons in the past that seemed to either be typical adult sizes or my interpretation of an adult size and some that seem to take their time growing.
There I filled it out
 

Chameleon Mike

Chameleon Enthusiast
He does seem small. Male Panthers can breed earlier then 12 months. It looks like the cage is an 18x18x36 which is to small. I would upgrade his cage and get him squared away before you invest in another chameleon. You could use that cage for a female if it is 18x18x36.
 

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
gotta love those graphics @Beman

OP, please make the changes to the cage asap, he is way too big for that size cage.
also you should have a humidity gauge or two in your cage. it should have spikes and drops in humidity to make sure he doesnt get a URI
 

LuisG2003

New Member
gotta love those graphics @Beman

OP, please make the changes to the cage asap, he is way too big for that size cage.
also you should have a humidity gauge or two in your cage. it should have spikes and drops in humidity to make sure he doesnt get a URI
Bigger or smaller cage
 

LuisG2003

New Member
Can I use this for my chameleon uvb light and for my heat or basking light???
 

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