New chameleon closed eyes

Everazum

New Member
So I just got this chameleon today a few hours ago as a present because I always wanted one. I was planning to go in to the store where my friend bought it and ask for some information like if it’s a male or female and what age is it.
Everything was fine the first hour, he was climbing on the real branches in the cage, I put some water for him on the bottom of the cage.
I have read here that you should use warm water to spray the leaves so they can drink. So I decided to do that, I took distilled water and sprayed a little bit on the leaves, but not on the chameleon. It hissed when I was spraying but like I thought that it just not used to the place and scared.
Later, he climbed at the top of the cage, away from the leaves and closed its eyes. And it has been like that for over an hour. It isn’t moving or anything. Here are some pictures.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi there welcome.

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Do not spray with warm water. Room temp nothing warmer. Don't spray the cham directly they really don't like it much. No water dishes they only drink from water dripping on leaves.

Include pics of the cage lights down so we know what your working with. What time is it at where you are... He may be trying to go to sleep for the night as well. They need lights on for 12 hours then lights off and total darkness for 12 hours.
 

Everazum

New Member
Hi there welcome.

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Do not spray with warm water. Room temp nothing warmer. Don't spray the cham directly they really don't like it much. No water dishes they only drink from water dripping on leaves.

Include pics of the cage lights down so we know what your working with. What time is it at where you are... He may be trying to go to sleep for the night as well. They need lights on for 12 hours then lights off and total darkness for 12 hours.
The time is almost 8pm
 

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GoodKarma19

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Chameleon Info:
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  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
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  • 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?
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Also do you have a mister? What plants are you using and are they toxic you need way more coverage. I’m getting a hibiscus for my cage because it doubles as a snack. What are you feeding it ? Do you dust it with calcium powder? Are you gutloading? Are you feeding worms bc they are high in fat... no offense to u or it but it looks a little round. if it’s a girl she might have eggs. How old is it?
 

Lennoncham

Avid Member
Also do you have a mister? What plants are you using and are they toxic you need way more coverage. I’m getting a hibiscus for my cage because it doubles as a snack. What are you feeding it ? Do you dust it with calcium powder? Are you gutloading? Are you feeding worms bc they are high in fat... no offense to u or it but it looks a little round. if it’s a girl she might have eggs. How old is it?
They just got it today so I doubt they are doing any of these things.
 
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