- Your Chameleon - male Jacksons. Sub adult. I've had him just 3 weeks.
- Handling - seldom. Only when necessary
- Feeding - Crickets that I load with roach chow, apples and spring mix. Also some HORSESHOE crab roaches. A few discoids, Hornworms and Superworms.
- Supplements - Reptical Calcium each feeding and with D3 once a week or less. Vitamins once a month.
- Watering - drip system used for about half an hour each day. Plus I have a MIST KING that goes off 5 or 6 times in 24 hours for 1 to 3 minutes.
- Fecal Description - normal. It looks like the poop of the other Chameleons I keep (in different cages)
- History - Purchased from pet store about 2 weeks ago
- Cage Type - Reptibreeze 2x2x4
- Bare bottom with drainage into buckets. Many vines. Live pothos.
- Lighting -one 60 watt incandescent. One T5 HO double fixture with 1 6.5K plant tube and 1 10.0 Reptisun HO UVB tube. I set the lighting with a 6.5 UV meter.
- Temperature - Room temperature 72. Daily cage temp is 78 to 81. Nighttime drop to 67 or less with humidifier on.
- Humidity - Daily use of drip system for 30-45 minutes. MIST KING sprays 6 times a day/night. 3 minutes each. Cool mist humidifier at night.
- Plants - live pothos.
- Placement - Against a wall. Shower curtain on 3 sides to avoid drafts. 5 feet off the ground
- Location - Southeastern Florida
Current Problem - Swollen back legs. Sometimes dangling
His back legs are too fat. Especially the left one. He's able to use them and hes capable of moving very quickly. But his left leg occasionally dangles.
He eats and drinks and moves about his cage.
The searches I've done seem to indicate gout.
I recently lost another new to me Chameleon from MBD. After almost 1K in vet bills.
My other 2 Chameleons all in their own cages are doing great and are several years old. (Veileds)
What's wrong with him?