Veiled hasn’t eaten in a few days

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Is he able to easily see and reach the feeding cup?
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  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
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noahrofsky7

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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.
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.

Cage Info:
  • 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.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
He/She can 100% see and access the bowl.
I have owned for about a month now. Late 3 months of age.
NEVER handle
I offer 10 vegetable-gutloaded dubia roaches everyday, and of course those two hornworms that this post is about.
I use zoomed calcium without d3
Water with reverse osmosis twice a day ( just got mister so will be more), and I have seen the cham drink before
No vet visit/fecal yet. Poop looks normal and is consistent
No previous owners, got it from a breeder at an expo
2x2x4 reptibreeze with chameleon safe live plants, t5 linear light, basking spot, plenty of branches and things to hide behind.
Cage is on a table out of the way of any vents. My temperatures never get lower than 50 in SoCal basically.
Thanks
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
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?
 

noahrofsky7

Member
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?
I use calcium with d3 that is phosphorous free as well as the normal d3-free supplement.
I use small the smallest insects I can get. So far its eaten crickets, waxworms, hornworm, dubia roach. The worms are treats rather than normal diet
Basking isn’t hotter than 85 and ambient temperature is low to mid 70’s. Humidity stays around 30%-50% RH daytime and 65%+ night reaching into 90%RH.
distance from basking spot is around a foot, foot and a half.
 

noahrofsky7

Member
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.
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.
 

Chameleoking

Avid Member
How many watts is the basking bulb? You don't have to raise bulb any. Just raise branch so its 8-9 inches away from bulb. If its too hot. Like hotter than 80° after raising branch. Then you want a lesser watt bulb. All you need is 60-65 watts. Am I right @MissSkittles
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
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.
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. :)
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
How many watts is the basking bulb? You don't have to raise bulb any. Just raise branch so its 8-9 inches away from bulb. If its too hot. Like hotter than 80° after raising branch. Then you want a lesser watt bulb. All you need is 60-65 watts. Am I right @MissSkittles
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.
 

noahrofsky7

Member
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. :)
Bill strand is the goat
 
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