Trying again..

I would pull out the feeder run you made. Tape and chams can be quite dangerous. Humidity will cause the tape to start lifting and the cham can get stuck to it.

What UVB strength and fixture type are you using? Looks like your top branch is quite close unless your using a T8 fixture.

Bottom drainage you want to ensure that the baby can not fall between those slats.
I’ll make sure to keep an eye on the tape.. or at least pull it off. UVB is a T5 HO with a 5.0 bulb and is six inches from that branch. Bottom drainage actually has a tray, I just didn’t have it in yet when I took the photo..
 

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Tkrd69

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What wattage? You will have to raise it above screen because Finch will climb the screen and can burn those cute little feet
 

Beman

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I’ll make sure to keep an eye on the tape.. or at least pull it off. UVB is a T5 HO with a 5.0 bulb and is six inches from that branch. Bottom drainage actually has a tray, I just didn’t have it in yet when I took the photo..
So with the T5HO and a 5.0 bulb you want 8-9 inches from the bottom of the fixture to the top of the branch. At 6 inches that puts the cham in overexposure levels especially as they mature and rise even farther off the branch towards the UVB lighting.

Heat bulbs I always keep a full 11 inches from the branch to prevent thermal burns. With Veileds we have to be more cautious since the casque sits the closest to the heat as they get big. Babies screen climb as well so you want to ensure this is lifted up off the cage at least 4 inches and test temps on the screen to ensure it is not too hot. Hold your hand there if it is hot to you it can burn baby.
 

Jpeff

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If you want the bottom to drain better to dry out. Put the flat piece back in the bottom and do something you did with tray. I did same with tray came with put drain and raised cage up 1/4 inch then tighted drain. That way it dips towards the drain and dry out.
 

MzLaurie11

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As many of you know, I was posting for a while about being concerned with the health of my first veiled Chameleon, Rexy. I spent hours researching the Do’s and don’ts and a lot of money to try and provide everything she needed to have a happy, healthy life. I started noticing her appetite declining shortly after we brought her home from Petco. We maybe only had her for three weeks and then I started noticing she wasn’t showing any interest in food. I checked in on the forum to make sure I was doing everything I was supposed to. I then took her to a vet for X-rays and fecal test. The first vet said her X-ray was all good except the fact that she was constipated and she advised me to soak her in warm water to hopefully get things moving. I followed her instructions for about a week and saw little to no improvement with blood now in her stool. I took her to a different vet for X-rays again and fecal test and this time we got answers. She had a respiratory infection and bacteria in her poo. He prescribed medication to give her but unfortunately, I think it was too late for her. We lost her last Thursday and I am devastated. We only got to spend two months with her and she definitely fought as long as she could. We miss her dearly.

After much thought, we decided to try again. I’ve wanted a Cham for so long and we had just spent so much money on everything that was needed. So we decided to go through a breeder this time and we will be welcoming “Finch” home tomorrow. 🥰

I want to thank everyone for their prayers and good vibes for Rexy. Please send good vibes and prayers for a safe travel for Finch.

Any advice is more than welcome!
So sorry about Rexy and happy ypu are getting Finch. Track the shipment and when it gets to your airport, call Fedex and make sure they contact the driver and tell them this is a live baby chameleon and ask them.to give the driver your cell so ypu can be ourside and ready. It shaved hours off of the estimated arrival of mine.
 

Jpeff

Chameleon Enthusiast
So sorry about Rexy and happy ypu are getting Finch. Track the shipment and when it gets to your airport, call Fedex and make sure they contact the driver and tell them this is a live baby chameleon and ask them.to give the driver your cell so ypu can be ourside and ready. It shaved hours off of the estimated arrival of mine.
You knw they won't do that. Best to have them hold at FedEx. And be there as soon as they open. I used to drive for FedEx forever ago and that goes against there rules
 
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