Panther night time lows outdoor cage

BryanP

Avid Member
So I'm needing to redo my enclosure from a 2x4x4 to a 2x2x4 and it has taken longer than I wanted.

I have the panther, 1 year old, outside in a 18x18x24 hanging butterfly cage.

Tonight the temps are supposed to to drop to the low 50s.

Will this be an issue? Should I go bring the cage inside and risk waking him up in the move? Its away from predators so I'm not concerned about that just the 1 night low temp. Humidity is in the teens here in California right now.
 

Chameleoking

Chameleon Enthusiast
avoid any temperatures below 55°F due to risk of causing digestive issues and other illnesses. Yes he can survive the night but why risk it. I'd bring him in.
 

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
FWIW, in a situation like this, I'd first ask what locale your cham is from, then check climatological data from that locale. For example, Ambilobe. From https://weatherspark.com/y/104776/Average-Weather-in-Ambilobe-Madagascar-Year-Round

AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High89°F88°F89°F90°F89°F87°F86°F87°F89°F92°F93°F91°F
Temp.81°F80°F80°F80°F78°F75°F74°F75°F77°F80°F82°F82°F
Low73°F73°F72°F71°F69°F66°F64°F65°F66°F69°F72°F73°F

Average Lows for the year in Ambilobe can get down to the mid 60s. So actual lows may be lower.

Going further, https://weatherspark.com/m/104776/8/Average-Weather-in-August-in-Ambilobe-Madagascar (scroll down to Average Hourly Temperature in August in Ambilobe)
Nighttime temps in the early morning dropped into the mid-50sF, but only for a couple hours.
 
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