New Chameleon Owner!


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My name is Ellie and after doing a lot of research, I purchased my first chameleon. (His name is Leon). I have owned a Ball Python and a Western Fence Lizard in the past, but I’m new to chameleons. Mine is a juvenile male, just 3-4 weeks old. He seems to exhibit normal behavior for chameleons his age based on what I’ve read. I monitor his humidity and temp all day because he seems to dress very easy. I included pictures of him, when I have time tomorrow I’ll take some of his enclosure. (Please excuse poor photo quality, these were taken just before his bedtime lol). Any advice or input is very appreciated!


Chameleon Enthusiast
Welcome on here and congrats! If you want to fill out this form in as much detail as possible, including pics of his entire enclosure, his lights, and a side-view pic of the back of his back feet, it'd be greatly appreciated!

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