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TIMMYBOY

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06-10-2005, 03:47 PM

Brad
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How to ask for help
Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information, you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.


Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?yemen 3-4month female
Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?never
Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?crickrts reptcal with d3 mealworms every other day leftover fruit veggies
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? I have a reptile rain mister 60 seconds every 3 hours I have seen her drink
Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?never tested for anything her poop is black with the yellowish white.
History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you. I bought her from lll reptile online.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?24by 18 by 24 all screen exo terra
Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule? I have 5.0 compact UVB zoomed and 100 watt zoomed basking lamp I turn on lights about 7am to 7pm
Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?basking spot is 90s below that is in hi 70s overnight is in 60s I have digital probes
Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?between 50and80%
Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?live plant hibiscus
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? Cage is bout 3 feet off the floor on a stand I have a/c and fans I'm in the attic and live in Massachusetts, I turn air on wen needed can get over 100 degrees up there

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.
Eating very little if anything.

Pictures are helpful
Last edited by Brad; 01-20-2010 at 03:43 PM.
 

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Video Master

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You need to change your supplement schedule.

Calcium with NO D3 should be every day.
Calcium WITH D3 should be 2 times a month.
Multivitamin should be 2 times a month.

You basking temp is too hot. You need to get it down to about 85 degrees.

The yellow in the poop means a little bit a dehydration. I would up how long the misting happens from 60 seconds to about 2 minutes. You could make it every 4 hours instead if you up it to 2 minutes.

I would say stop the meal worms and stick with the crickets. Maybe offer some small silk worms or some small dubia.

Please read over this care sheet that I am linking as it has all very good information that should be followed to care for a veiled chameleon.

https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/caresheets/veiled/
 

SaintJimmy

Avid Member
I am glad you are concerned about taking care of your chameleon. Please review the information given to you above by another helpful member.

But I do have some more advice to give to you. You might have to make a few adjustments to the cage itself so it becomes an ideal habitat for your chameleon.

I would remove the woodchips or whatever you have down there at the bottom of the cage. If a chameleon ends up eating some of it either accidentally or due to lack of supplements (yes, they eat dirt if you don't give them enough vitamins) it might plug up their digestive system and effectively kill them. I respectfully advise you to remove that dirt as soon as possible.

Another thing I noticed is that you don't have very many branches in there. I would get some sticks from outside big enough for the chameleon to grab onto, drill holes in both sides of the sticks, and tie them across the cage to look like this.

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Or find your own way to attach branches. The live plant is a nice touch, by the way. It will help keep humidity up. Suction cup branches are good for glass cages which I think you have.

I also advise you to buy maybe one or two things of fake vines and use the suction cups to attach them to the glass under a dripper or something so the chameleon can drink well, because you did mention the yellow poop.

Here are some pictures of amazing chameleon enclosures I based my own off of.

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You get the idea. Lots of foliage and branches.

Good luck!
 

SaintJimmy

Avid Member
Please fill out this form so we can get more information. We need a lot more than "looks thin" to help your chameleon.

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.

And pictures are very helpful, but that one is very grainy and it is hard to tell what you're talking about. Maybe try and get a picture in different light? I think you're using an iphone camera or ipod camera, and they do not perform well in low lit areas. Try and get one near a light or sunlit window so we can see what you're talking about
 

TIMMYBOY

New Member
Thanks

I really didn't finish the set up. I had her in a big enclosure with the male she came with . I got a new setup in a hurry to get her away from the male .thats wen the eating problems all started....I will get some more vines and branches in there . My repti rain sprays on the ficus so I hope she's getting her water from that..I put the repti bark for humidity because of the a/c and I thought she needed it the humidity ....along with live ficus idk man hopefully she will snap out of it....I have a male same conditions he is a beast thriving in his'16by16by30, got em at same time he has been growing like a weed
 
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