New Chameleon Owner requiring some help

nafissoumik

New Member
Chameleon Info:
-Veiled Chameleon, about less then 6 months old
-Handling, once or twice a day to offer water
-Feeding, offered mealworms, has not eaten anything since getting it
-Watering, misting about 3 times a day, with a bowl of water left in enclosure
-Fecal, dark green to black with white end
-History, kept with another chameleon at the pet store

Cage Info(will be fixed to a proper enclosure):
-Cage type, 29gallon aquarium
-Lighting, basking spot lamp (not in use)
-Temperature, 80-95F day / 65-75F night
-Humidity, day 40-55% / night 80-95%
-Plants, live plants
-Placement, few feet away from window to receive sunlight
-Location, NYC

Current Problem- It has not eaten since I got it (5 days), it has its eyes closed majority of the time. Looks fairly skinny. Any advice on what to do or suggestions?

FYI: I'm new here so if I missed anything let me know!
Special thanks to Mike for informing me about this place and all the knowledge of keeping chameleons!
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Chameleon Info:
-Veiled Chameleon, about less then 6 months old MALE OR FEMALE?
-Handling, once or twice a day to offer water
SUPPLEMENTS?
-Feeding, offered mealworms, has not eaten anything since getting it MEALWORMS ARE NOT THE BEST INSECTS TO OFFER THEM...TRY BSFL, CRICKETS, SILKWORMS, ROACHES, ETC. MAKE SURE THEY ARE FED WELL.
-Watering, misting about 3 times a day, with a bowl of water left in enclosure NO NEED FOR A BOWL. WHILE SOME WILL DRINK FROM IT MOST WON'T AND IT CAN BE A PLACE FOR BACTERIA TO GROW.
-Fecal, dark green to black with white end
-History, kept with another chameleon at the pet store
MALE OR FEMALE?

Cage Info(will be fixed to a proper enclosure):
-Cage type, 29gallon aquarium AQUARIUMS ARE NOT A GOOD CAGE FOR CHAMELEONS...ITS HARDER TO SET UP TO CREATE AIR FLOW, ETC. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, WHETHER YOU HAVE AIR CONDITIONING, ETC, GLASS OR SCREEN OR HYBRID CAGES ARE BEST.
-Lighting, basking spot lamp (not in use)
WHAT KIND/COLOR LIGHT IS IT? 80 TO 90 IS A WIDE RANGE FOR BASKING.
THE BASKING TEMPERATURE SHOULD BE ABOUT 80F....ESPECIALLY FOR FEMALES. FOR FEMALES, YOU ALSO WANT TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT THEY EAT ONCE THEY ARE MATURE.
THEY NEED A UVB LIGHT...LONG LINEAR REPTISUN 5.0 OR ARCADIA 6% ARE MOST OFTEN RECOMMENDED.
NO LIGHTS ON AT NIGHT?
-Temperature, 80-95F day / 65-75F night TOO HOT DURING THE DAY.
-Humidity, day 40-55% / night 80-95%
-Plants, live plants NON TOXIC? WELL WASHED BOTH SIDES OF THE LEAVES?
-Placement, few feet away from window to receive sunlight
SUNLIGHT PASSING THROUGH A WINDOW GLASS WONT PROVIDE UVB NEEDED TO PRODUCE D3.

-Location, NYC

Current Problem- It has not eaten since I got it (5 days), it has its eyes closed majority of the time. Looks fairly skinny. Any advice on what to do or suggestions?


FYI: I'm new here so if I missed anything let me know!
Special thanks to Mike for informing me about this place and all the knowledge of keeping chameleons!
 
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