Need help with a rescue Panther in Vegas.

scramboy11

New Member
Chameleon Info:
•Your Chameleon - Panther. Told was a female. Pet store owner said that his employees have been neglecting her and gave her free to my daughter to bring her back to health. Told was about 6 weeks old when we took possession end of June. Been in her care for about 2 months.
•Handling - handled twice a day to move to a small cricket keeper to eat fruit flies.
•Feeding - Feed fruit flies. Seems to eat about 4-5 flies each feeding. Feed it in a cricket keeper to monitor how much she eats and seems to eat there just fine.
•Supplements - I use repti-calcium. With D3 once a week.
•Watering - I hand mist with a misting bottle. I mist at least 2x a day, sometimes more for about a minute each time. Also use a fogger.
•Fecal Description - It’s brown/black in color. And I find some about 2x a week. Has not been tested yet.
•History - Got her from pet store for free. She seems to not be growing. Had her for 2 months. No signs of growth at all. Have a female Panther that is only 5 months, and is 5 times this size. She moves around enough. Nothing of obvious concern but isn’t growing. Doesn’t look the healthiest.

Cage Info:
•Cage Type - Small Zoomed screen cage.
•Lighting - Both zoomed, 60 W daylight blue, 5.0 reptisun with UVB. On at 7am. Off at 7pm.
•Temperature - Las Vegas. Ranges from 70-80.
•Humidity - It’s Vegas. So dry. So I’m constantly hammering it with humidity. Hopefully enough.
•Plants - Plastic fake.
•Placement - Its in my daughters bedroom. Up on dresser
Location. Las Vegas.
 

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CamoChameleonsHuman

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Should be dusting with calcium every feeding, calcium + D3 once every 2 weeks and a multivitamin with Vitamin A once every two weeks. I see signs of malnourishment and gular edema most likely from too much D3 and not enough regular calcium or multivitamins and only feeding on fruit flies and only a small amount at that. Try pinhead crickets with a good quality gutload.

The enclosure you have her in is fine for now. But I'm sure you know she will need bigger as time goes on. Lightning will need to be upgraded to a T5HO at that time.

@janjan20 @Brodybreaux25 @Daesie11 any thoughts?
 

scramboy11

New Member
Should be dusting with calcium every feeding, calcium + D3 once every 2 weeks and a multivitamin with Vitamin A once every two weeks. I see signs of malnourishment and gular edema most likely from too much D3 and not enough regular calcium or multivitamins and only feeding on fruit flies and only a small amount at that. Try pinhead crickets with a good quality gutload.

The enclosure you have her in is fine for now. But I'm sure you know she will need bigger as time goes on. Lightning will need to be upgraded to a T5HO at that time.

@janjan20 @Brodybreaux25 @Daesie11 any thoughts?
Ok. I have forwarded on the info to my daughter. Thank you. I have ordered 500 pinheads from Premium Crickets. Will arrive Tuesday morning. Should have asked first here if they are ok? To be clear, the chameleon has 15-20 flies to choose from or more each time, but only eats 3-5 sometimes 10 at a feeding. She fed her in the cricket keeper to track how many she would eat.
Yes, my daughter has a few different set ups. A ZooMed medium is available to her now that she has moved her 5 month old female to her large enclosure.
 

CamoChameleonsHuman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok. I have forwarded on the info to my daughter. Thank you. I have ordered 500 pinheads from Premium Crickets. Will arrive Tuesday morning. Should have asked first here if they are ok? To be clear, the chameleon has 15-20 flies to choose from or more each time, but only eats 3-5 sometimes 10 at a feeding. She fed her in the cricket keeper to track how many she would eat.
Yes, my daughter has a few different set ups. A ZooMed medium is available to her now that she has moved her 5 month old female to her large enclosure.
It very well could be that your moving her to feed her as well. Most chameleons like solidarity. They want to eat in their enclosures where they have hiding spaces. Eating is a very vulnerable state for them.
 

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Should be dusting with calcium every feeding, calcium + D3 once every 2 weeks and a multivitamin with Vitamin A once every two weeks. I see signs of malnourishment and gular edema most likely from too much D3 and not enough regular calcium or multivitamins and only feeding on fruit flies and only a small amount at that. Try pinhead crickets with a good quality gutload.

The enclosure you have her in is fine for now. But I'm sure you know she will need bigger as time goes on. Lightning will need to be upgraded to a T5HO at that time.

@janjan20 @Brodybreaux25 @Daesie11 any thoughts?
I would follow the supplement schedule Camo gave, also what he said about the lights. They need to be upgraded to linear T5HO. Don’t use the fogger during the day, only at night. I think most keepers run foggers/humidifiers for about 4hrs a night (12am-4am). If the girls are housed next to each other they should not be able to see each other so make sure some kind of barrier is set up in between them. Also, temps/basking temps are important but more so for females. Lower temps help keep them from becoming gravid. I don’t have the temps for panthers off the top of my head so hopefully another member with a female Panther can give you the correct numbers. Hope this helps... :)
 
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