On the ground

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bmjo, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    i was sitting in my room and i didn’t hear him fall or anything but when i went to mist Zeus he was on the bottom of his cage curled up. I picked him up and he felt cold and i put him in front of the light and he instantly started moving around again and had both eyes open. Could it of been he couldn’t move around on the bottom because he had nothing around him to grasp on too
     
  2. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Can you post a picture of your setup as well as the temperatures in his basking spot as well as at the bottom of his cage? Just so we can speculate why it happened. Have you ever found him at the bottom before?
     
  3. Harry The Cham

    Harry The Cham Established Member

    How old is Zeus
     
  4. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    no this is the first time. Basking is around 89
     

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  5. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    This isn't the first time Zeus has been having a problem...he's had eye issues, eating issues, shedding issues, etc since the beginning. Read some of the threads if you're going to answer this thread because otherwise you'll be asking the same questions that have been asked a few times already.

    @Bmjo ...please don't make more posts about the problems Zeus is having....just add to the post you already started....you're making it very hard for us to follow it all.
     
  6. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    I was just wondering what it could have been whenever i try to add on to an old one nobody answers me. He ate like a champ today he’s been perfect for the past couple weeks i was thinking he followed the branch i moved down to the bottom and had nothing to grasp onto
     
  7. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    What temperature it is at the bottom where you found him on the ground?
     
  8. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    72.7
     
  9. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Okay the temperatures are good, so it might be something wrong with his health. If it happens again, I would say go talk to a veterinarian to see if there is a physical issue.
     
  10. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    I’m starting to think he may have fallen because the branch is plastic and i had the dripper going and i think he slipped i am going to keep a very close eye on him
     
  11. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Avid Member

    Can you please take a new picture of him to show us when you can? Chameleons do not just curl up when put on a flat surface. They can walk back to the screen just fine and climb back up. If he was curled up, that's a clear sign of an illness or injury
     
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  12. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    I can take one after school. He’s been doing amazing i don’t know what could be wrong his eyes have been constantly open he’s been active and eating like crazy this was after i put him under the light
     

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  13. Graves923

    Graves923 Avid Member

    Curious to see a new photo. The one posted makes it look like hes really thin in his legs and tail...
     
  14. Dragobert

    Dragobert Member

    Keep us updated please.

    He really does look thin around the legs, let's hope he will get all right!
     
  15. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Avid Member

    All right. Also please take a picture of his entire enclosure so we can see how your setup is looking these days

    Good to hear he's been active and keeping his eyes open! Hopefully this was just a fluke
     
  16. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    Today he ate all 10 crickets in one sitting then he hissed at me and ran up onto his branch. I just went and bought a branch and more leaves for his cage the pothos isn’t big enough yet
     

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  17. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    He just ate a silkworm!! I am so happy
     
  18. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Avid Member

    Great! Sounds like his appetite is coming back.

    Glad to hear you're getting more branches and leaves. It's still very bare in there. If there's one thing you really need to change, it's that he needs a horizontal perch directly under the basking lamp (about 6 inches underneath it). The dowel you have in there right now is way too low for him to benefit from the basking lamp. It also means he probably can't get close enough to his UVB either
     
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  19. Bmjo

    Bmjo Member

    New setup and Zeus as of today
     

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  20. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Avid Member

    As has been repeatedly mentioned, you still really need a horizontal perch much closer to the basking light it looks like. Just move that dowel up, at least. He won’t be able to merabolize if he can’t warm himself. You would also benefit with the addition of live plants
     
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