He/She can 100% see and access the bowl.Is he able to easily see and reach the feeding cup?
I know it’s a pain in the butt, but rather than playing 20 questions, it may be best if you fill out the help form questions.
- 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.
- Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
- Lighting - What brand, model, and types 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?
- 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?
- Location - Where are you geographically located?
Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.
- The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
- Photos can be very helpful.
I use calcium with d3 that is phosphorous free as well as the normal d3-free supplement.Your calcium is perfect for light dusting at every feeding, but you need to add a calcium with D3 and a multivitamin, each for one feeding every other week (alternating them). I use a combo product of Reptivite (multivitamin) with D3 and then use that one feeding every other week.
Are your feeders the right size? They should be no larger than the space between her eyes. Have you tried other feeders such as crickets, bsfl, silkworms, etc?
What are your basking and ambient temps? Humidity?
What is the approximate distance between basking area and lights?
Ok, I will put the wood branches higher, and raise the heat lamp up a couple inches.Should be about 8-9” in order to get ideal UVI of around 3.0. It’s amazing how UVI drops so drastically with every inch away.
Also, since she’s so little and a she, try to lower basking temp to 80.
It is very hard! Not only is there all sorts of totally wrong info out there on the web and such, but as we learn more about our chameleons, our care standards change. Chameleon Academy is the most accurate and up to date info and the basis of what the majority of us suggest.Ok, I will put the wood branches higher, and raise the heat lamp up a couple inches.
Thanks you’ve been very helpful. It’s super hard to sort through all this specific information.
Yes, you are. However raising the heat bulb off the screen top is always a great idea for our little screen top climbing young ones, It’s a good way to prevent burns.
Bill strand is the goatIt is very hard! Not only is there all sorts of totally wrong info out there on the web and such, but as we learn more about our chameleons, our care standards change. Chameleon Academy is the most accurate and up to date info and the basis of what the majority of us suggest.