Need help with fogger

LordChlup

New Member
From what I can make out he looks pretty. But I’d love to see more pictures of him
Here are some pictures. Note he is still shy =D
Thats ton of info thank you very much everyone. I am also going to check out more on the academy site.

As for the bulb he likes to go to the most top every day stay there for some time and then leaves to get in the middle or hiding spot.
 

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DocZ

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He’s a nice looking chameleon! I’ll let the veiled experts give their opinion, but he looks like he’s in pretty good shape right now to me
He’s definitely got some growing to do. He probably could eat every day without any problem, but with access to a lot of food he will grow fast. This is where ensuring his nutrition, supplements, and UVB are correct is critical. Growing Chams without access to proper UVB, nutrition, and supplementation are very prone to metabolic bone disease. Keep researching and reading about his care, ask questions, and prepare to upgrade his enclosure to one he’ll be able to live in for many years to come.
Definitely start by finding a 24”/60 cm T5HO fixture and 5.0 or 6% UVB bulb. This really is critical to his health
 

LordChlup

New Member
Hello, little update of what I have done so far. I bought a new UVB this time linear like you told me, its a ProT5 UVB kit from Arcadia 7% with a reflector which I put directly on the top screen of the cage. Next I bought two timers, one for the lights so my cham can get precise 12hour period of light and dark and second for the fogger which I set to start at 1oclock and 3 oclock at night to start when lights are out and cham is asleep. I still hand spray twice a day so I can also keep the plants alive. I got rid off the plastic plant and changed it for a Chlotopythum spider plant. The big plant i am not sure whats its name and also i added on the bottom Nephentes pitcher plant. Also added more linear stick so now he has around 5 or 6 of them.
From what I saw my cham really liked this change of a live plants and was the most active during the day that a ever saw. He is exploring and walking around very often.
I thanks everyone again and i put some pictures here so you can see what you helped me do =D.
 

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Lindasjackson

Chameleon Enthusiast
It looks wonderful! The only thing is why a 7% bulb? Most of us use the 6%. I don’t know what the difference is but you may have to raise the light up a little if it’s stronger than a 6%. @Beman
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
It looks wonderful! The only thing is why a 7% bulb? Most of us use the 6%. I don’t know what the difference is but you may have to raise the light up a little if it’s stronger than a 6%. @Beman
Actually a 6% bulb is needed. The 7% is for a shade swelling species. It is not made the same as the 6%. It is not really the small difference in UVB but the UV-A in the shadedweller is much lower than the 6% bulb... So Personally I would not use it long term on a cham.
 

DocZ

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hello, little update of what I have done so far. I bought a new UVB this time linear like you told me, its a ProT5 UVB kit from Arcadia 7% with a reflector which I put directly on the top screen of the cage. Next I bought two timers, one for the lights so my cham can get precise 12hour period of light and dark and second for the fogger which I set to start at 1oclock and 3 oclock at night to start when lights are out and cham is asleep. I still hand spray twice a day so I can also keep the plants alive. I got rid off the plastic plant and changed it for a Chlotopythum spider plant. The big plant i am not sure whats its name and also i added on the bottom Nephentes pitcher plant. Also added more linear stick so now he has around 5 or 6 of them.
From what I saw my cham really liked this change of a live plants and was the most active during the day that a ever saw. He is exploring and walking around very often.
I thanks everyone again and i put some pictures here so you can see what you helped me do =D.
It’s looking good. I really like the new plants. The 7% shade dweller bulbs unfortunately don’t put out an enormous amount of UVB despite the higher “UVB %”. @Beman is correct that the intensity of the UVA is quite a bit lower (17% vs 30%), and you actually want that UVA as well.
these bulbs were made for crepuscular animals that don’t require high levels of UVB
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if you place it on the screen, you’ll get UVI in the 3’s near your top branches. I definitely like where things are going with your Chams enclosure. Maybe zip tie a more horizontal branch to those vertical ones 6” or so from the top to give them the option for a horizontal basking spot

keep asking questions and keep updating us
 

DocZ

Chameleon Enthusiast
Dr Baines did a plot of UVI with the shade dweller
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First is without a screen. Second is through a screen top. Distance in cm
 
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