Staying at basking spot and darker then usual

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
If a chameleon only gapes while under the basking light it likely has to do with its basking. Temperature may be to hot or it may be that the chameleon is hot and not moving to get away from the heat.

If it's gaping in other areas of the cage then you need to figure out if it's a URI. If it's saliva is stringy in this case, that might also be an indication of an RI.

Having the cage next to the window in winter in the area you live in can lead to an RI from the chill that the window produces.

Taking the chameleon to the cottage in the car...you would need the car to be almost warm enough that you would want to take your coat off.

At the cottage the cage needs to be away from the window too and not in a draft. Did youngster it's cage and lights and all with you to the cottage?
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
You said the chameleon was going dark...female Panther chameleons usually go dark when they are producing eggs. Can you post s photo of your chameleon on your hand or something so that we can see the size?
 

D.Wyeth

Member
You said the chameleon was going dark...female Panther chameleons usually go dark when they are producing eggs. Can you post s photo of your chameleon on your hand or something so that we can see the size?
Is this photo good enough.
 

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D.Wyeth

Member
If a chameleon only gapes while under the basking light it likely has to do with its basking. Temperature may be to hot or it may be that the chameleon is hot and not moving to get away from the heat.

If it's gaping in other areas of the cage then you need to figure out if it's a URI. If it's saliva is stringy in this case, that might also be an indication of an RI.

Having the cage next to the window in winter in the area you live in can lead to an RI from the chill that the window produces.

Taking the chameleon to the cottage in the car...you would need the car to be almost warm enough that you would want to take your coat off.

At the cottage the cage needs to be away from the window too and not in a draft. Did youngster it's cage and lights and all with you to the cottage?
I brought the whole cage set up to my cottage
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Your chameleon looks a little small to be producing eggs yet.
I would move the cage away from the window.
What is the basking temperature where the chameleon sits in the branch?
 

D.Wyeth

Member
Your chameleon looks a little small to be producing eggs yet.
I would move the cage away from the window.
What is the basking temperature where the chameleon sits in the branch?
So I just redid my cage and my little thermostat isn’t the best so I didn’t put it back in. But I did make it the proper height. I can put it back in and see but I don’t know how accurate it really is
I also just moved the cage away from the window
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
If you answer the questions in the how to ask for help thread near the top of the health forum we can check on your husbandry too. Please be very specific on the supplements, what you feed to the insects and the chameleon, type of lights you are using and temperatures.
 
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