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Treztopia

New Member
So i need help i have a chameleon and his cage just had a gnat problem so I cleaned it. I read online to prevent gnats that you can use lemon oil, so i clean his cage and his carpet in his cage then sprinkle a little bit of lemon oil on it is that bad for my chameleon?
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
So i need help i have a chameleon and his cage just had a gnat problem so I cleaned it. I read online to prevent gnats that you can use lemon oil, so i clean his cage and his carpet in his cage then sprinkle a little bit of lemon oil on it is that bad for my chameleon?

I would not do use any oils inside the cage. You can remove the plants, treat them, quarantine them and then replace them. I would also remove the carpet asap it can harbor bacteria.

When I get new plants for the enclosure I repot all soil and do a mini quarantine for a week or so. A gnat here and there should not harm your chameleon.
 

Treztopia

New Member
I would not do use any oils inside the cage. You can remove the plants, treat them, quarantine them and then replace them. I would also remove the carpet asap it can harbor bacteria.

When I get new plants for the enclosure I repot all soil and do a mini quarantine for a week or so. A gnat here and there should not harm your chameleon.
Okay thanks so much
 

JacksJill

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There are beneficial nematodes you can buy online and mix into your soil that will reduce or eliminate you fungus gnat problem. Even amazon has them.
 

Ruthless

Avid Member
@Treztopia here’s a fix that I got from a rep from the Mistking both @ the Pomona show was to install a PC fan on top of the cage. I wish I could remember his name but any way he put it like this. With a Cham you will have lots of humidity and that’s fine but it’s the stagnant air that will give you the problem. So I purchased a PC and what do you know in just a little over a week no more gnats! Made my wife happy too that she don’t see them flying around the house anymore :)
 
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