sick veiled chameleon

Madzthagoat

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Howdy.
I have a 6 month old male veiled chameleon. Lately he has been awfully wobbly, he falls off of his branches, and he isn’t climbing as fast/frequently as he used to.

I feed him wax worms, meal worms, & butter worms dusted in calcium with D3 (I only dust 1 worm in this a day.)

I mist him twice a day

I use the fluckers farms 60watt daytime blue heating light for 12 hours every day.

I just recently took the coconut fiber out of the bottom of his cage because I read it harbors bacteria.

I’m upgrading his cage to a large reptibreeze this coming week & I purchased him flexible vines & fake leaves.

I really do not know what to do and I’m scared for my little baby. I’ve attatched photos of him, his lighting/ cage set up & the bulb I’m using.
 

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Madzthagoat

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  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?
Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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1. Veiled male, 6mo
2.not often at all
3. I feed him crickets, variety of worms. Probably 8 worms a day. I do not gut load as that is something I just learned about.
4. Calcium D3
5. I use the “little dripper” and he drinks out of it often; it takes him a little while to want to drink though.
6. His shit is solid brown, he has never been tested for a parasite.
7. His cage is glass. Probably around 12x12x25
8.lighting is the 60w fluckers daytime blue heating light.
9. His humidity is kept at 50-55% and the temp at night is usually about 70° and the temp in his basking spot is 85°. I use a digital thermometer.
10. No live plants. Just branches off an aspen tree.
11. His cage is located next to my bed. Not high traffic. However sometimes my cat will stare him down so I have to remove the cat from my room. The top of his cage is 3.5 feet off the ground. He sits on my desk.
12. Northern MN
 
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