i just moved my cham into a new tank and hes blowing up his chin and opening up his mouth> does anyone know why ?? oh, and hes about a month old.
No glass is not recommended due to improper air flow. Is that a waterfall? If so, your set up will more than likely cause major problems with your cham due to no air flow and waterfalls are breeding ground for bacteria unless they are cleaned and sanitized on daily basis.the top is open except the uv and heat lamp. is glass still a myth? i have a feeling he was upset at his reflection...
He is not doomed if you make changes, otherwise you will eventually have an unhealthy cham and you don't want that. Do some research on this forum and see what everyone else has done to have a healthy veiled cham. Check out this thread for instanceI do have two reptisun bulbs 5.0. i mist 3 times a day thoroughly. i keep his feeders in a cup. i have adjusted the heat to 78. the rest of the tank is open for air flow. this is how the tank is set up. is he doomed???
One other thing to watch for...I've seen chams with respiratory infections gape and blow out their throat (or the gular area) over and over as if gulping air. They also sit with their snout pointed straight up, tend to sit dark and quiet under their basking lights longer than usual, stop eating and drinking. As the infection develops they will often show more sticky mucous in their mouth and have blocked nostrils. If you start seeing this you'll need to get some vet help. Hopefully he was just too warm.i just moved my cham into a new tank and hes blowing up his chin and opening up his mouth> does anyone know why ?? oh, and hes about a month old.