Normal?

Jammonlee

New Member
My Cham, which i called to find out yesterday is about 4-5 weeks old, makes this clicking noise after puffing up the flap under his chin.

I've taken a video, and you may need to turn up the volume to get a better hearing of it. It happens earlier on, cant see the flap puff up but can barely here the click, then he scales across the leaves and when he finishes, he does it and this time (towards the end of the video) you can see him puff under his chin and hear a quick click.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwIsiRdvCN8

He's been doing this every day since Ive had him (going on 5th day) when he is awake
 

jojackson

New Member
Sorry mate, too much ambient noise to pick out clickings. The puffing up is a defensive mechanism, 'look at me im big and scary, leave me alone', this is likely to be because it was upset at your presence, and is normal.

Do keep an eye out for anything odd like keeping its mouth open, or lots of saliva, bubbles at the mouth or nose (not after drinking) and any loud breathing, wheezy clicky sounds.
If you see any of this, be sure to post back, and if you get a clearer video in a really quite time and zoom in on the lizard, we may be able to identify if theres any problem.

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Jammonlee

New Member
Thanks jo, unfortunately my only camera is the one on my phone, no zoom but I may be able to get it at a more quiet time in the future.

I have posted the chameleon info in a past thread, located here:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/newbie-here-looking-advice-54985/

Although, a majority of the stuff has changed as far as amount of feedings, basking temp (Now at 83.4), amount of water, mist every 4 hours (3 times a day) for 2 minutes, the moss on the cage has been removed, and I have started to gut load my crickets with greens such as Kale and Collard greens, Apples, and oranges.

There was once, it may or may not have been after drinking. i never saw him drink, but the cage was wet as if it had recently misted. Waldo (my Cham) was slowly walking and opened his mouth slightly with a bubble that protruded out and then popped immediately.
 
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