Upside-down chameleon?

Darc

New Member
So, I got my first chameleon a few weeks ago, and I've noticed that she really enjoys hanging upside-down on the top of her enclosure under her UVB light. Might anyone know why?
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
So, I got my first chameleon a few weeks ago, and I've noticed that she really enjoys hanging upside-down on the top of her enclosure under her UVB light. Might anyone know why?
Many juvenile chams do this. I suspect once they are full grown it is harder to hang by their feet very long so they stop. Just check that the cage screen isn't too hot right under the basking light or she could possibly burn her feet. If the bulb doesn't touch the screen itself probably OK.
 

SarahChamlove

New Member
ok so i noticed you joined april 2011. well i joined b4 you and i am still unable to blog. what is going on here? sorry its unrelated to your post, but i want to talk about my chams too
 

Ace

Avid Member
ok so i noticed you joined april 2011. well i joined b4 you and i am still unable to blog. what is going on here? sorry its unrelated to your post, but i want to talk about my chams too
umm??? if you mean making a thread, all members can do that even junior members...lol

go to the forums section, then click on the subject , like "general discussion", then you will see on the top, a blue button that says "create thread"

hope this helps:)
 

ataraxia

Avid Member
some chameleons will go to the uvb for heat if its not available otherwise.


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