New Cham Owner! Need help!


New Member
First time owner and this little fellow has this white/brown dull color. I thought it was peeling but I’m paranoid that it’s sick or stressed. It’s been about 4 days and still no peeling. He is about 4 months old according to our local reptile store. We have the humidity fixed in our enclosure.


Avid Member
Hello and welcome to the forum. Veiled chameleons tend to do that. When mine is basking one side of him is dark brown. Sometime he stays that way for days. So its normal for veileds to do that. But.. It could also be stressed. It could be a list of reasons. For instance, basking temp. Humidity. Enclosure set up. And the list goes on. So if you could post a picture of your whole enclosure from the lights down to the bottom of cage it would help figure out the problem here. If there is one. Right off I can see lots of fake plants. That will cause problems. Also the vine your using isn't good for veileds they have been known to consume small pieces from them which causes impaction. So right off I'd try to get some live plants in there as soon as you can. After seeing picture of enclosure there will lots of advise given to help this little fella.


Chameleon Enthusiast
Welcome on here, and congrats on your new buddy! You've gotten great advice so far, but filling out the Ask For Help form in as much detail as possible would be wonderful, too! I'll attach it in a sec!


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.


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