Yep! Start of a shed! Make sure she has adequate humidity. My Clarice started a shed today, so she gets a few additional warm mists today. She actually seems to appreciate the warm mist when she sheds (as oppposed to running for cover any other time).
Is it normal for the skin to look crystallized and raised before a shed? She usually just looks ashy and then starts peeling. Thank you for your help too!
Crickets should always be dusted. It's not calcium dust. It's excess salt. Some reptiles are known to do this. My Veiled will do the same every once and awhile.So it sounds like we're dusting her crickets too often? We can definitely fix that! Thank you! I agree that she looks like she is going to shed soon!
Pretty sure that’s just your Chan getting rid of excess salts and other minerals. Like you said, you should probably dust more lightly. Also, you mention feeding at night. Most people contend that feeding after about 3pm is less than ideal: chams need warm time to digest the food. You might consider just feeding in the morning as your Cham is not a baby anymore.
Yeah, it seems like there is new, often conflicting, husbandry advise everyday. That being said, we learn from mistakes far more than successes. Also, I should point out that it’s not at all clear that wild chams somehow know not to tag bugs after 3 pm. As opportunists, my guess is that most chams will tag whatever they can as long as light permits. Anyways, you have a beautiful Cham!