New Male Panther not eating

KillBillSNYY

New Member
Got this guy from a very reputable breeder yesterday. Hasn’t eaten since I got him home (so about 24 hours) but I did observe him eat a lot while at the reptile expo. Looks very healthy and his breeder took amazing care of him. I have his basking spot between 80-85 degrees and occasional misting throughout the day. I don’t think it’s the environment but just stress of a new home that’s making him not want to eat. Was wondering if anyone has any advice or suggestions on what I can do or just wait it out. He has crickets, hornworms, as well as dubias at his disposal currently.
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JuniorC

Avid Member
Got this guy from a very reputable breeder yesterday. Hasn’t eaten since I got him home (so about 24 hours) but I did observe him eat a lot while at the reptile expo. Looks very healthy and his breeder took amazing care of him. I have his basking spot between 80-85 degrees and occasional misting throughout the day. I don’t think it’s the environment but just stress of a new home that’s making him not want to eat. Was wondering if anyone has any advice or suggestions on what I can do or just wait it out. He has crickets, hornworms, as well as dubias at his disposal currently. View attachment 295697View attachment 295696
It could be the new home. He will take a couple days to settle in. It looks like you may want to to a husbandry review because I don't see the recommended uvb


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.

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Please Note:

• The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.

• Photos can be very helpful.
 

JuniorC

Avid Member
Got this guy from a very reputable breeder yesterday. Hasn’t eaten since I got him home (so about 24 hours) but I did observe him eat a lot while at the reptile expo. Looks very healthy and his breeder took amazing care of him. I have his basking spot between 80-85 degrees and occasional misting throughout the day. I don’t think it’s the environment but just stress of a new home that’s making him not want to eat. Was wondering if anyone has any advice or suggestions on what I can do or just wait it out. He has crickets, hornworms, as well as dubias at his disposal currently. View attachment 295697View attachment 295696
Great looking panther 👍🏽
 

KillBillSNYY

New Member
It could be the new home. He will take a couple days to settle in. It looks like you may want to to a husbandry review because I don't see the recommended uvb


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.

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Please Note:

• The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.

• Photos can be very helpful.
I did order T5 terrarium hood with a 5.0 bulb and will be here tomorrow. Just for today I have a generic UV bulb. I’m thinking if I leave him alone for a little bit he’ll eat. Might be a shy eater cuz he’s been moving around searching
 
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