Update on Wilfred!


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Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Wilfred is a male veiled chameleon, I believe he is a juvenile but I really don’t know how old he is and he’s been under my care for about a month now.
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • He really likes to come out and explore so I try to handle him about 2-4 times a week.
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • I have been giving him dubia roaches, crickets, wax worms and superworms. And occasionally some hornworms but He really likes worms lol I try to give him about 2-3 of each and I gutload them with a salad of turnip greens, mustard greens, dandelion leaves and carrots. I feed him right after I turn on his lights so he has time to digest throughout the day.
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • I supplement with zoo Med calcium without D3-6 times a week and alternate zoo Med calcium with D3 and zoo Med multivitamins on the last day of the week.
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • I mist about 2-3 a day and one before turning his lights on for 2-3 minutes. I also have a humidifier which I turn on at night to keep humidity high at night. I have 3 hygrometers throughout his enclosure which range between 30-50 in the day and 80-100 at night. I also have a little dripper to provide drinking water throughout the day.
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • Solid poop and white urates! Has not 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?
  • 18x18x36 screen cage, I wanted to get something bigger but don’t have the space for it! Cage is wrapped on 2 sides with a bath liner to keep humidity up.
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • 22in t5 5.0 HO uvb light repti sun and a 60w daylight bulb which provides heat. Don’t know if I should upgrade to a t5 10.0 HO uvb?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • I use a digital thermometers with probes placed all over the enclosure. Top- 85-80 F ,Middle-80-70 F, Bottom-70-65 F
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Like I mentioned before I mist 2-3 times a day for 2-3 minutes and one before turning the lights on. I also have a humidifier running at night to provide high humidity. I have 3 hygrometers throughout his enclosure which range at day time between 30-50% and at night between 80-100%
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • I am using live plants I have placed an umbrella plant, a croton and 2 hibiscus plants
  • 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?
  • Next to my bed near a fan which is facing towards my bed. Cage is about 2-3 feet above the floor. Top of the cage is about 6 feet
  • Location - Where are you geographically located
  • El Paso, Tx

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


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