Senegal chameleon

Nene3395

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Chameleon Info:

Your Chameleon - Senegal chameleon, male, and age is adolescent. 1 week he has been in our care.

Handling - first day we handled him 1 time to get him in cage but not at all for 4 days and then he declined. we dont like to handle him at all but due to him going through recovery we handle him multiple times in one day

Feeding - crickets. He only ate one since we have had him. That was on Thursday 8/15/2019. Breeder told us feed every other day. He would eat about 12 large crickets.

Supplements - no supplements as of now. Havent had him long enough.

Watering - misting the tank manually up to 4 times a day and spray cham 2 times a day. Keeping humidity at least at 60%- 80%. We mist the cage for about 1-2 mins at a time till the humidity goes to desired percentage.

Fecal Description - fecal has mucus in is has brown faeces. Will attach picture

History - we got him from a breeder that told us that because we live in Arizona that he needs to be in a glass tank due to it being hard to keep the humidity in the cage.


Cage Info:

Cage Type - cage is sort of a glass screen combo. It has 2 mesh places. One at the very top and one in the middle to get the cham out. (Glass, Screen, Combo?) Tank is a 40 tall. 24x24x40

Lighting - we have a 26 watt "all reptiles matter" Uvb bulb. We keep the light on for up to 7 hours a day.

Temperature - the ranges in the tank have been 75 degrees- 85 degrees(the cage floor only has a fake tree on it.)? Lowest overnight temp was 70. We measure these with a thermometer and hydrometer

Humidity - the humidity levels are kept between 50%- 70% because that what we were told was reccomended. We are creating this by hand spraying the tank 4 times a day.

Plants - no live plants. Have not had time to get them in there.

Placement - the cage is currently located in a closet. About 4 ft off the floor

Location - Peoria, az. Desert area


Current Problem- we have been having issues with our cham for 3 days now. If need be I can post what's been going on with him. But we have him at home and my husband just checked on him and the bottom half of his body is yellow again and his mouth is hanging open. He urinated and now it looks yellow compared to earlier. Could this be due to the vitamin deficiency? I've attached pictures of him now and both the times he went potty too. We currently have him in a "recovery"tank that only has towels in the bottom has uvb light on him. In the tank we are keeping it around 80% humidity and keeping temp at about 75 degrees
 

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kinyonga

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Are you sure it's a male....your photos aren't clear enough for me to tell and Senegals aren't the easiest species to tell on.

Do you have air conditioning?
 

Nene3395

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We took him to the vet and the breeder said he was Male. I have attached more pictures of him. The first 2 are when he appeared to be healthy and the rest have been over the course of the 3 days that he has been declining.
 

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kinyonga

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Your Chameleon - Senegal chameleon, male, and age is adolescent. 1 week he has been in our care.

Handling - first day we handled him 1 time to get him in cage but not at all for 4 days and then he declined. we dont like to handle him at all but due to him going through recovery we handle him multiple times in one day
WHAT DO YOU MEAN HE'S GOING THROUGH RECOVERY?

Feeding - crickets. He only ate one since we have had him. That was on Thursday 8/15/2019. Breeder told us feed every other day. He would eat about 12 large crickets.

Supplements - no supplements as of now. Havent had him long enough.
YOU SHOULD BE DUSTING THE INSECTS WITH APHOS FREE CALCIUM POWDER AT ALMOST EVERY FEEDING AND A PHOS FREE CALCIUM/D3 POWDER TWICE A MONTH AND A VITAMIN POWDER THAT CONTAINS A BETA CAROTENE SOURCE OF VITAMIN A.

Watering - misting the tank manually up to 4 times a day and spray cham 2 times a day. Keeping humidity at least at 60%- 80%. We mist the cage for about 1-2 mins at a time till the humidity goes to desired percentage. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU SPRAY THe CHAMELEON?

Fecal Description - fecal has mucus in is has brown faeces. Will attach picture

History - we got him from a breeder that told us that because we live in Arizona that he needs to be in a glass tank due to it being hard to keep the humidity in the cage.
GLASS CAGES...ILL DISCUSS THIS MORE LATER....PLEASE POST A PHOTO.

Cage Info:

Cage Type - cage is sort of a glass screen combo. It has 2 mesh places. One at the very top and one in the middle to get the cham out. (Glass, Screen, Combo?) Tank is a 40 tall. 24x24x40

Lighting - we have a 26 watt "all reptiles matter" Uvb bulb. We keep the light on for up to 7 hours a day.

Temperature - the ranges in the tank have been 75 degrees- 85 degrees(the cage floor only has a fake tree on it.)? Lowest overnight temp was 70. We measure these with a thermometer and hydrometer

Humidity - the humidity levels are kept between 50%- 70% because that what we were told was reccomended. We are creating this by hand spraying the tank 4 times a day.

Plants - no live plants. Have not had time to get them in there.
ANY PLANTS AT ALL.


Placement - the cage is currently located in a closet. About 4 ft off the floor CLOSET?
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
It's best to keep all your posts about the same chameleon in one thread so we get the whole picture.

You said..."for the most part he just lays and sleeps"...lays on the floor of the cage?

Pale color can be from overheating too but when it's accompanied with laying on his side its unlikely that.
 
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