Ok we brought him home! Blu (6 month old Panther male)

SKnaak

New Member
So the cage is look'n good. We got crickets and meal worms... I think the room he is in, the temperature seems to match what panthers desire, need. Wondering again (been many years since I kept a chameleon and it was a Veiled) about when to turn on the UVA and UVB lights. I can turn them off at night no? I would say the house stays in the mid/high 70's durning the night. That all sound about right? Also I can turn off the dripper and mister at night correct?
Thanks all! Think thats all the questions I have now. The little guy (Blu) is sleeping under some leaves in his new home.
OH one more thing. He came from a cage with a female. Will he maybe go through a time of missing his companion?
thanks,
Sam
 

devynnogood

Member
So the cage is look'n good. We got crickets and meal worms... I think the room he is in, the temperature seems to match what panthers desire, need. Wondering again (been many years since I kept a chameleon and it was a Veiled) about when to turn on the UVA and UVB lights. I can turn them off at night no? I would say the house stays in the mid/high 70's durning the night. That all sound about right? Also I can turn off the dripper and mister at night correct?
Thanks all! Think thats all the questions I have now. The little guy (Blu) is sleeping under some leaves in his new home.
OH one more thing. He came from a cage with a female. Will he maybe go through a time of missing his companion?
thanks,
Sam
12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. I have mine come on as soon sunlight starts to reach our room. And no he won’t miss his companion. Chameleons are solitary animals(y)
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
One trait all successful Cham keepers have is the ability to do their own research and apply what they learned. We are always here for you if you get stuck but ideally you should be doing your own research and attempt to solve any issues you have before you post a new thread.


Once you have done your research and think you have the answer then, yes, by all means ask the forum your question to confirm that you came to the correct conclusion. That is our mission here, to distribute the knowledge and experiences we have had individually to make the Cham keeping community as a whole more effective.


I’m defanitly not trying to discourage you from asking any question you may have, only encouraging you to walk on your own two feet. I think this is a good example of that old saying that we’ve all heard:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. But teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime...
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
Please fill out the “how to ask for help” form and post your answers back here. Quality pictures will help us help you.


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◦ Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?

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SKnaak

New Member
We are working off mostly crickets but have worms as well. (the worms will not be staple) He seems happy so far! He is a lot hanging upside down on the top of the cage, getting close as he can to the heat. Would you guys/gals assume maybe its not a hot enough lamp if he is hanging upside-down belly to the light to get warmth?
Again 6 month old panther.
Sam
 

timw1

Chameleon Enthusiast
He could burn himself if he gets too close to the light. You should fill out the form Brodybreaux25 posted above so we all can help. Copy the template provided by Brody, fill it in and repost it here. Post pictures of his enclosure as well so we can give advise on husbandry etc.
 

Angelwolf

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hanging upside-down is a juvenile thing. They do it just because they can. When they grow, they will get too heavy and loose interest in it.
 
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