Veiled chameleon not eating help!

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by sparky, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. sparky

    sparky New Member


    Hi people ive had my chameleon for 6 months and he is roughly ten months old he's called yoda and he's generally quite a happy fella.
    But recently he's stopped eating altogether so far ive only fed him locusts and he seemed fine eating them but the past week he wont touch them, ive bought some mealworms and try'd him with them but he doesnt want them either, he's still drinking and moving around with no problems but im getting worried he might have hurt his tounge or somthing! the reptile shop where i bought him said they stop eating this time of year but i cant see how that can be true. please can any1 help???
  2. Sang

    Sang New Member

    when it gets colder, they don't neccisarly stop eating, just slow way down, he should get hungery soon, try in a day or so to feed him something, maybe try roaches.

    dubia or orange head .
  3. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

    Hello and welcome to the forums. What kind of chameleon do you have? If you'd fill out the info below all the members here can try to help you figure out what's going on. Pictures are very helpful of your cham and cage. Jann

    Cage Info:
    Cage Type - Describe your cage construction (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
    Lighting - What brand, model, and type of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
    Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
    Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
    Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
    Location - 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?

    Chameleon Info:
    Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
    Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
    Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
    Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
    Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
    Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
    History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
    Current Problem - The current problem that you are concerned about.

    Pictures are helpful
  4. sparky

    sparky New Member

    forgot to mention he's a mail if that helps

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