New to forum. Just wanna make sure I'm doing everything right!


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I purchased my first baby veiled a couple days ago. She seems to be adjusting quite well, just wanna make sure I'm doing the best I can for her.

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Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - Baby Veiled. Unsure on age. I'm guessing around 6 or so weeks. She's tiny. I've had her for 3 days.
Handling - Almost never, other than the day we got her and once today to take a picture.
Feeding - Flightless fruit flies at the moment. She's a good eater..she will eat 15 to 20 a day. I will adding pinheads when they arrive on Tuesday.
Supplements - Calcium dusting without d3 every feeding. I have reptivite calcium with d3 and vitamins as well. Haven't used any yet. But plan on twice a month.
Watering - I mist 3 to 4 times daily. Also have a home made dripper. I've seen her drink on more than one occasion.
Fecal Description - brown poop with white urates.
History - No previous history.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - Screen/Mesh cage. 16.5 by 16.5by 30
Lighting - 18 inch 5.0 tube bulb (not sure on brand). I have a 60watt basking bulb that's only needed to maintain temp in cage. Not used all day.
Temperature - Ambient temps are between 72 and 80 during the day. Top of cage/baskin area 80 to 85. Nighttime temps drop to 62 to 65
Humidity -Unsure about humidity.
Plants - Live pothos that's been washed and repotted. Live bromelaid also washed and repotted. Fake plants and vines as well.
Placement - Where is your cage located? On top of dresser away from window. No fans. Low traffic area.
Location - I live in New England. Maine to be precise.

Current Problem - No problems. Just wanna make sure I'm doing things correct. Wanna keep this little guy happy and healthy! I apologize about the poor quality pics. I'll try and get better ones up ASAP.

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Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new Cham. She is tiny!

It sounds like you are doing a great job.
Tiny and unhappy in that picture! She is still quite skiddish. That was the only time we handled her since bringing her home. I know it's not that great of a pic but any guess on age?
A month old or less. Where did you get such a tiny baby? Breeders should not sale them that small.
At a local exotics store. The owner ordered a pair. Not sure which website he got them from. The male is slightly larger than the female we purchased. The owner even commented that they were quite a bit smaller than ones he's ordered in the past. Apparently he was told they would be 3 to 4 inches.
well since they are so young id let them adjust first to the changes then start handling her on a daily/weekly basis so she doesn't become hand shy cage stubborn! just a thought
Sounds great to me, glad to see you're a serious keeper.

Since he/she is rly young I wouldn't handle for atleast a week.
Let us know if you got any questions or problems :) Good luck
She is doing great! Bit of a picky eater but growing well. She just finished her 3rd shed with me! She is somewhere around 3 to 4 months now. Been in my care for 2 1/2 months. She is still a bit timid but I'm working on hand feeding with her.
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