...please help, baby wont eat.

matt2310

New Member
Your Chameleon - Veiled chameleon baby about 3-4" got him 3 weeks ago from LLLReptile.

Handling - 2 times a day to feed food from Vet. And give calcium.

Feeding - crickets, Dubia roaches, superworms 3 diff feeder cups put 4 crickets 3 dubias and 3 supers Gutloading with flukers high calcium cricket diet and I have some made of few fruit and greens.

Supplements - Exo terra calcium w/ d3 everyfeeding, calcium w d3 2x month, exo terra multivitamin 2x month

Watering - little dripper that runs all day and good amount at night, mist about 4-5 times a day

Fecal Description - Poo daily good brown color solid white too. Tested for parasites Monday. Came back negative.

History - problems since day1 with eyes but my setup was different at first.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - for first week I had him in an exo terra mini tall terrarium. for 2 weeks been in repti breeze 18x18x36

Lighting - At first was using halogen bulb for basking but changed to regular 40w bulb 2 weeks ago. For UVB first had exo terra compact then got all living things slimline but two days ago my reptisun 5.0 bulb came so that's been in

Temperature - Basking spot is between 87-90 measured with thermometer. Idk bottom of cage. Drops to about 80 at night.

Humidity - humidity stays anywhere from 40-80 from me misting about 4-5 times a day. Have clear shower curtain around with plenty ventilation to add more humidity. Thermometer and humidity gauge are together.
Stays at about 60 all night

Plants - Big umbrella plant with small spider plant on top of that soil to catch more water and two pothos.

Placement - Cage in corner of bedroom not too much traffic two towels for more privacy
Location - located in MA

Current Problem - current problem is I been having problems since day 1 he was keeping one eye closed then started keeping two and sleeping a lot during the day, took to vet got dewormer and calcium and carnivore care stuff to feed him. Been more active but still keeps eyes closed a bit and slightly rests during day, but now he stopped eating anything I'm offering I tried fruit flys, I have the 3 feeders I mentioned earlier all day... Idk what to do he is pretty skinny and his hip bone kinda shows...
 

matt2310

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Do you not use just a pure calcium??

Your cage temperatures are too warm IMHO. I keep young veileds basking temperature in the low 80's.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Be careful...carnivore care has prEformed vitamin A and D3 in it I think...and you don't want to over do them.

Won't he eat if you put the insects between his teeth?

Is the UVB light a long tube or a compact?
 

matt2310

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Nope if I get a cricket or something in his mouth recently he just spits it out... Eats the carnivore care tho, I'm thinking of crushing up bugs tomorrow tho and going that way...

I had an exo terra compact for like a week and have been using all living things 18" tube for 2 weeks but 2 days ago my reptisun 5.0 came so that's been on
 
Good. Inhooe it will work. If not you may have to stick with the carnivore care.

I am on the same boat with you. I bought my male baby veil from LLL around the same time. It stops eating recently. I am on the Cape. We should talk more to help each other out.
 

matt2310

New Member
Poor banjo actually passed about a month ago, I had probs since day one so LLL gave me a refund and I'm now a month into caring for my panther who is a Beast and haven't had any probs w
 
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