Tips for hydration

Juliana

New Member
Hello everyone I was just wondering if any of you have tips on how to keep veiled chameleons hydrated? I live in southern Ontario and it is very tough in the winter to keep the humidity up in his cage. I have a humidifier going all the time and I have an automatic mister and I also hand mist as often as I can. I also put him in the shower for 15 minutes every few days. His eyes still seem to be very sunken and he seems dehydrated most of the time. He has an all scene enclosure, I put plastic on two of the sides but his humidity only sits at 50% currently. Can anyone give me any tips on how to get his eyes puffed back up and hydrated ? Thanks !!?
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
Could you fill out the ask for help form (link in my signature below), along with pics of your cham and his enclosure, please?
 

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
I would say feed more worms like horns butters and silks, worms are a great source of hydration and chameleons love them

also try covering the backside of his enclosure with something like paper or cheese cloth so he still has ventilation but it will also keep some humidity from going through along with some heat
 

Juliana

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Juliana

New Member
How long is each misting? Hornworms are great for adding in some hydration
Mistings are set for 45 seconds and are set to go off 9 times throughout the day on the hour. He also has refused to eat live insects for the past 4 months so I’ve been feeding him reptiboost through a syringe so horn worms don’t appeal to him
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Has you boy had a vet check up and fecal? If he’s not eating, he may have an illness. I would not recommend Reptboost for long term use. You could mash up bugs and feed him via a syringe without a needle. I would take him to a vet with chameleon experience. Give me a minute and I can recommend one.

Dr. Daren Auger
Crowne Pointe Animal Hospital
8-900 Watters Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K4A 0B4
613.845.0254
http://web.mac.com/augerdvm/Site/Welcome.html
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
Mistings are set for 45 seconds and are set to go off 9 times throughout the day on the hour. He also has refused to eat live insects for the past 4 months so I’ve been feeding him reptiboost through a syringe so horn worms don’t appeal to him
Make the misting sessions, at minimum, 2 minutes long. Could you fill out this form, please? https://www.chameleonforums.com/how-ask-help-66/ Like stated above, a full work up by the vet would be great
 

Rontti

Established Member
My vet told me that just water won't help hydration if the cham hasn't got enough vitamins etc. The water will just pass through the body and not have any health benefits
 
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