Yesterday I saw a water fall that states it's "perfect for chameleons". Seeing as how my veiled won't drink water from a dish I don't know if I believe this claim or not. Does anyone have any opinions on this system?
Don't get it. Chameleons rarely drink from them and they are a breeding ground for bacteria even if they do. It's a waste of money. Chameleons don't recognize still water like in a water dish, they only recognize moving water. A much better, more successful (and cheaper) alternative is to make or buy a dripper. It sits on the top of the cage and slowly drips water down onto the leaves of a plant inside the cage kind of like rain. Your cham will see the water dripping and be stimulated to drink. You can buy a dripper from pet stores, or you can poke a small hole in the bottom of a styrofoam or plastic cup. You don't want it to pour out, just slow drips every few seconds or so. Make sure it drips onto something around the middle of the cage so your cham will see it and be able to get to it. Everyone on here uses some variation of a dripper.Yesterday I saw a water fall that states it's "perfect for chameleons". Seeing as how my veiled won't drink water from a dish I don't know if I believe this claim or not. Does anyone have any opinions on this system?
Since you're just starting out with your little guy it's very important to make sure you're on the right track to prevent any problems in the future. Could you please fill this out by copying it and inserting your responses:
Your Chameleon - Panther Chameleon, Male, 4 months. Had him a week.Handling - Everyday
Feeding - Locusts, at least 5-8 a day, Calcium dusted, Gut loaded with Kale
Supplements - Pro Cal I think or Pro Rep? Calcium dust and a supplement with D3Watering - Mist, Twice a day a few minutes each time, I see him drink from the leaves.Fecal Description - Dark droppings with a white blob. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? - NO
History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you. Straight from the breeder to me.
Cage Type -Exo-terra glass terrarium 90cm x 45cm x 60cm
Lighting - 2 Exo-terra 25w UV tubes 2.0% and 5.0%, also a 75w Exo-terra basking sun-glo bulb, Lights all on for 12 hours.Temperature - 90F to 70F? Lowest overnight temp? 65-70 How do you measure these temps? 2 digital thermoeter and hydrometerHumidity - What are your humidity levels? 45% to 80% once misted. How are you creating and maintaining these levels? Misting.
Plants - Are you using live plants? Not yet! ordered Cheese plant and bromeiliadsPlacement - Where is your cage located? Dinning room Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? Near the main door in and out of the house At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor? 5ft.
Location - Where are you geographically located? Manchester UK
Pictures of your cage and chameleon would be helpful.
That will give us an idea of how you're doing and we can point out any improvements you might want to make before they become problems later! Everyone who gets a chameleon starts off with something that needs to be changed, even the experts.
Seems to have been ignored. It's polite to start your own thread instead of distracting from the original.
@Big, hard to tell with that picture. Do you have a way of getting a clearer picture?
Obviously wasn't ignored then was it? You really shouldn't take it so seriously its a forum. There are no laws, no rules. Chill. If I want to write something on a thread that doesn't belong there its not rude.I second that. I was going to mention something about it two days ago, but didn't want to be rude.